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    Crank question

    can anyone tell me of some decent cranks for my SS at a decent price? I dont have alot of money! Any advice out there? thanks!

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    these are pretty sweet FSA V-Drive Armset. Beefy ISIS drive, cromo pedal inserts and FSA quality. I know it doesn;t come with a ring(s), but rings are cheap and even if it did come with the 3 ring setup you;d probably still have to buy a nice SS single. Good luck.

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    Sugino XD300

    Quote Originally Posted by KRN
    can anyone tell me of some decent cranks for my SS at a decent price? I dont have alot of money! Any advice out there? thanks!
    Take a look at the Sugino XD300. Very affordable and Nice!

    http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&SKU=CR1033

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    I was just looking for a crankset too... wanted it to be under $100. I also didn't want an ISIS drive because they are unreliable relative to the square taper design and proprietary bearing systems from shimano, fsa, etc.

    The sugino is a great square taper crank for cheap, I ended up getting myself a nice set of race face turbine crankarms from ebay for $73, and a shimano square taper BB for $20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjh_mtb
    I was just looking for a crankset too... wanted it to be under $100. I also didn't want an ISIS drive because they are unreliable relative to the square taper design and proprietary bearing systems from shimano, fsa, etc.

    The sugino is a great square taper crank for cheap, I ended up getting myself a nice set of race face turbine crankarms from ebay for $73, and a shimano square taper BB for $20.
    That is exactly what my suggestion would have been! Enjoy them!

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    I was just looking for a crankset too... wanted it to be under $100. I also didn't want an ISIS drive because they are unreliable relative to the square taper design and proprietary bearing systems from shimano, fsa, etc.

    The sugino is a great square taper crank for cheap, I ended up getting myself a nice set of race face turbine crankarms from ebay for $73, and a shimano square taper BB for $20.


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    That is exactly what my suggestion would have been! Enjoy them!
    WOW, square taper on a SS bike.?.? I would think this bad for a bike that requires so much torque on the cranks. Why wasn;t this covered in the FAQ??? Grrrrrrrr

    It would appear I have alot to learn about this singlespeed thing. I anxiously await my further lessons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red5
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    WOW, square taper on a SS bike.?.? I would think this bad for a bike that requires so much torque on the cranks. Why wasn;t this covered in the FAQ??? Grrrrrrrr

    It would appear I have alot to learn about this singlespeed thing. I anxiously await my further lessons.
    I think you will be surprised at how many peaple here still run square taper cranks. I have square taper Race Face cranks (180) on my SS, and ISIS ones on my geary, and I can't tell the difference! Until I pulled the cranks off my geary and felt the shot bearings that don't want to turn! I think simplicity and durability are the major reasons for still running square taper cranks, oh yeah, and price!

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    square taper superiority

    If your bike is just for show, isis is fine. If you really ride the dern thing, and like to buy bottom brackets a few times a year, isis is for you. If you stop and carry your bike around any mud or water, isis it is. If repacking tiny little bearing cartridges is your idea of a fun weekly activity with the kids, I highly recommend isis bottom brackets.
    THEY'RE THE BEST!!!!!

    ***sarcasm off***

    The advantage to square taper is the size of the bearings that will fit between the spindle and the shell. 1/4" bearings with good seals will last much longer than anything they can squeeze between a normal bb shell and a huge spindle. And if Campagnolo can be credited with knowing anything about engineering, square taper is not measureably more flexible. ***rant on**** isis is pure marketing hype, along with 32mm handlebars, tubeless tires, carbon seatstays, aluminum frames twist shifterstriggershiftersderailleurslycrasaddlespeda ls


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