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    Which Crappy Crank?

    I'm poor, so I should be happy with what I have. But I have options, and where there are options are needed, one must have polls. I mean, who doesn't want to anonymously weigh in on someone's life?

    So have I have two square taper cranks that are just ace, or whatever a British guy would call them. They are primo, whatever that means (Something in Canadian?). Anywho, the gov gave me some money to smack around, so I bought proper chainring/cog and now I need to dress up my 26+ lbs SS as best as possible.

    As one might expect, I need gobs of internet dorks who I don't know to weigh in. Help a brother out!

    Here are the contenders:

    Sugino AP:

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hHJFDicvqEvpjOuymgjMnA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_sUSecbkOXA8/S_3vN22TF7I/AAAAAAAALTg/QEIcboEhYdw/s144/DSC_0001-1.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/umarth/MyBikes?feat=embedwebsite">My Bikes</a></td></tr></table>

    pros:

    -They accept chainrings.
    -Also pedals.
    -175mm in length
    -shiny
    -around before the 29er fad infected e-riders.

    cons:

    -Embarrassing to weigh
    -Really narrow q factor (my heels hit each other when I pedal).


    Shimano LX

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/B2bBng2vVuBherD1n0TMew?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.ggpht.com/_sUSecbkOXA8/S_3vOHgMO5I/AAAAAAAALTk/WaeyT3_xtII/s144/DSC_0003-1.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/umarth/MyBikes?feat=embedwebsite">My Bikes</a></td></tr></table>

    Pros:

    -Less dirty than APs.
    -accept chainrings
    -accept pedals
    -Shimano is a name brand, so other riders are less likely to look askance at my sleeveless flannel mtbing "jersey."
    -Produced before 650b fad.

    Cons:
    -Really clean and shiny (perfect for e-riding photos).
    -Shimano name brand may raise expectations for me as a rider.

    I need your help!!!!

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    Sugino is a name brand as well! They were in the roadbike scene years ago. I mean YEARS ago! Back when I started riding/racing. I think either will work but the LX cranks are fairly bomb proof.

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    I liked my LX a lot and didn't think it was at all crappy.


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    Save up and get some better cranks.

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    Wait a minute... I used to have a pair of Sugino AT cranks and loved them. I don't remember the AP model but their ATs were well built and strong. I'd probably still be using them if only the arms were the correct length. Bet I've still got the ATs rattling around in the bottom of my parts bin.

    The LXs are a fine crank, too.

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    So far the only thing that this thread is helping realize is that I'm a d-bag, minus the bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Wait a minute... I used to have a pair of Sugino AT cranks and loved them. I don't remember the AP model but their ATs were well built and strong.--Sparty
    When I saw the cranks listed on craigslist, I was sure they were ATs. I got over there and they say 'AP.' I like 110bcd and I like 175mm(offroad) and they are kinda pretty.

    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    Save up and get some better cranks.
    I like them both. I bought some cranks a year or two ago with an external bb- cost me a lot, since I am paying my way through school- the bearings went south (I replaced them) so I just gave them to my friend. Square taper and cheap.

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    Those 'vintage cranks' were from back when shimano had DX as the low rung compnent line; so I voted LX, cause' of that, and the lady on the poster was showing more skin than the Sugino photo.

    Honestly, I think they both are SOLID quality wise.

    I think most of the name brand MTB components were made well back in the early 90's.
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    Nice backgrounds.

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    well i think the poll results actually clearly show you are a swooshydoosh who should be riding the lx's....

    i don't think either crank is "heads and toes" above the other.
    sugino stuff back then was really nice,
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    Save up and get some better cranks.
    x2................................................ ....LX over the Sugino due to Q factore.
    Get off the couch and ride! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    well i think the poll results actually clearly show you are a swooshydoosh who should be riding the lx's....
    I wasted my vote in calling myself a doosh. I guess LX it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    I liked my LX a lot and didn't think it was at all crappy.
    Ditto. Mine were first gen Hollowtechs,and lasted me for several years before lack of maintenance finally killed em.
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    As of 4:55pm PST 5/27/10, the Suginos have not received a single vote. Therefore they are without a doubt the cranks that belong on your bike.

    Just sayin'.

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    Duh, one of each!

    My wacked out fisticuff has a LX (hollowtech, mega 9 square taper) but a couple months ago I noticed the left taper was messed up so I put on a Sugino left arm, same length and width, feels fine.

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    I'd make sure you can find a quality square taper BB with a long ass spindle (122mm or 127mm) before choosing either of those cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    As of 4:55pm PST 5/27/10, the Suginos have not received a single vote. Therefore they are without a doubt the cranks that belong on your bike.

    Just sayin'.

    --Sparty
    Man, I'm going to have to take my poll to pink bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanetti
    I'd make sure you can find a quality square taper BB with a long ass spindle (122mm or 127mm) before choosing either of those cranks.
    I don't mind a narrow q factor too much. I've been riding the Suginos for about eight months and they've been working great, but now my BB is shot, so I'm revisiting which cranks to ride.

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