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    FSA Newtron Cranks...

    ...has anyone tried running these for MTB SSing? They are "BMX" cranks per the FSA site, but they are ISIS compatible so me thinks they should work for MTBs.

    www.mtbstore.com has them for <$55 a pair. Maybe you're getting what you pay for...

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    no - but i have the FSA V-drive extreme crank arms on my gearie. Similar beefy aluminum construction. Like 'em so far. the finish isn't too great but they are tough as hell.

    -r

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    Sean, you might want to ask about.....

    What the "Q" factor is on the cranks. If the crank arms are too perpendicular, or straight up/down, then your BB might be a little wide to clear the chain stays. This might lead to chainline problems in the rear end. If your spacing on the rear is not 135mm, you may not have enough outboard movement to adjust the chain line correctly.

    This is the problem I had when I ran a pair of BMX cranks on a former single seed. Even with the 135mm CK rear SS hub, ZI had to keep the kog way outside and use the most ineer chain ring spacing,

    Just fuel for thought.

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    Thanks...

    ...I've sent an email into FSA. I'm trying to come up with a burlier and less flexy/creaky solution to my Truvativ Stylo SS cranks w/o breaking the bank on ENOs or the like. Would love a spider-less solution if available (knowing the Newtron has a spider).

    I'll wait to see what FSA says.

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    Any replies from FSA?

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    Maybe one of these sets would work for you?

    http://www.bikewagon.com/Shop/Contro...2943/SFV/32140

    Might be too heavy, but if you just remove the rings and replace with a SS ring - you could be good to go for not a lot of dough.

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    Holy 4 year old thread Batman.

    Wow! Way to dig up a thread from 2004.

    From recent glamour shots, I believe Soupy has moved onto to Middleburns.

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