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    94mm / 58mm BCD cranks, who makes/made them?

    First, these are only 5 arm, right? I've seen mostly CODA and Race Face. I've seen the odd Shimano, but very few. I'm looking for a used set in 180mm length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monte
    First, these are only 5 arm, right? I've seen mostly CODA and Race Face. I've seen the odd Shimano, but very few. I'm looking for a used set in 180mm length.

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    Its Shimano's "Compact" drive, introduced in the early 90's. Very common and only recently superceded by their 64/104 compact drive.

    What exactly are trying to pull off here? Re-using old rings onto longer cranks to save money? Crank/rings/BB are pretty much sold as a unit now days and it is usually much cheaper to buy the unit rather than individual parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratt
    Its Shimano's "Compact" drive, introduced in the early 90's. Very common and only recently superceded by their 64/104 compact drive.

    What exactly are trying to pull off here? Re-using old rings onto longer cranks to save money? Crank/rings/BB are pretty much sold as a unit now days and it is usually much cheaper to buy the unit rather than individual parts.
    Building a 29" bike and I want to run 2 x 9 with 30t and 20t rings. I like 180mm arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratt
    Very common and only recently superceded by their 64/104 compact drive.
    Only if you count 10 years ago as recent history. Although they still had 94/58 available for a couple years after, it hasn't been the Shimano standard since they introduced the 104/64 back in 1996. Since then, all of the major players in the industry have switched to 104/64 and the old 5 arms are becoming harder to find. Check eBay or maybe mail-order closeouts. 180s are very popular with the Singlespeed crowd. You might try the SS forum and maybe the Vintage forum as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monte
    First, these are only 5 arm, right? I've seen mostly CODA and Race Face. I've seen the odd Shimano, but very few. I'm looking for a used set in 180mm length.

    Monte
    5 Arm, yuppers.

    If I remember right...

    Race Face
    Ritchey
    Kooka
    Syncros
    Middleburn
    Shimano

    Currently of those... I think only Middleburn is still making 5 arm cranks, with ISIS or Square taper. It won't be cheap, but would fit the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    Only if you count 10 years ago as recent history. Although they still had 94/58 available for a couple years after, it hasn't been the Shimano standard since they introduced the 104/64 back in 1996. Since then, all of the major players in the industry have switched to 104/64 and the old 5 arms are becoming harder to find. Check eBay or maybe mail-order closeouts. 180s are very popular with the Singlespeed crowd. You might try the SS forum and maybe the Vintage forum as well.
    Ya i am old with a fuzzy memory. I was thinking Hollowtech 1 was the orignal push into in the 4-arm era around '00 and it seemed to me everywhere had 5-arm square taper stuff on sale for years afterwards and early Isis cranks still had 5 arms.

    Just did a quick search and 5 arm cranks are out there but 180mm ones must be tough if they aren't even listed on ebay.

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