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    Need a Cheap SS Crankset

    Looking for a el-cheap-o- crankset for my budget diamond back SS build.

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    Everyone defines "cheap" differently.

    IMO. Super cheap is a local forum. New, try a truvativ stylo on sale (approx $100 w BB)

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    I got a cheap SS cranks in the classifieds here on MTBR..

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    agreed, stylo 1.1 is cheap, also the fsa crank is cheap

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    the cheapest one would be the one that came with the bike! I'm assuming that there is rivits on you bike that you need to drill and go to the LBS and have them give you the correct partS to replace the rivitsand put it back together with the original parts. Hope this helps!

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    ya, the diamondback came with a crankset that you cant swap chainrings. So I was just going to swap out the junk with higher quality junk

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    Get hollowtech 2 stuff and throw one ring on it with shorter ring bolts
    SS Rigid =
    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    There is no distraction. You only hear the sound of your breath and the crunch of the wheels across the dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorBob
    ya, the diamondback came with a crankset that you cant swap chainrings. So I was just going to swap out the junk with higher quality junk
    LBS to get shorter chainring bolts and a drill to take care of the rivits and if $$$ is burning a hole in your pocet you can buy a single speed specific chainring!

    Ebay is always an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricot83
    Get hollowtech 2 stuff and throw one ring on it with shorter ring bolts

    +1

    LX stuff can be had really cheaply on fleabay. And it'll last a lot longer than any ISIS stuff.

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    I got a Hollowtech2 crankset for 65$ barely used from a guy on eBay and it is the hollow arms
    SS Rigid =
    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    There is no distraction. You only hear the sound of your breath and the crunch of the wheels across the dirt.

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    Here you go, a brand new Shimano LX Hollowtech II crankset. It's light, stiff, and works incredibly well. Plus, it's only $85.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Crankset.aspx

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    i picked up a beat up LX crankset on eBay for $25, polished the whole thing so it looks better than new, and added a SS chainring. total cost about $50 and a few hours of polishing time. plenty good for my conversion.

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    I picked up a slightly used set of Shimano SLX w/ BB for $100. Fairly light, strong, affordable. You could sell the chainrings to bring the cost down even more.

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    Jenson has the LXs for $85: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Crankset.aspx

    Can't go wrong!
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    Ya I am going to end the spending on a crank, hoping to get a SS crank and be done but maybe a cheap crankset and then a cheap chainring and Ill be done.

    BB width dosent matter if your replacing it with the crankset correct? as long as I get the right diam?

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    I was looking for the same thing, Just ordered the one from Jenson. Thanks!!

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    I don't know if it's worth $45 more but Bikeman has a LX crankset and bb w/ a Salsa chainring and a Spot bash guard for $129.95,
    http://www.bikeman.com/CC-SHLX1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorBob
    BB width dosent matter if your replacing it with the crankset correct? as long as I get the right diam?
    Hollowtech 2 BBs/Cranks will fit 68 and 73 mm widths: just different spacer configurations. (details on Shimano's website)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    I don't know if it's worth $45 more but Bikeman has a LX crankset and bb w/ a Salsa chainring and a Spot bash guard for $129.95,
    http://www.bikeman.com/CC-SHLX1.html
    The chainring is like 35-40$. The chainguard IMHO is worthless I had the thin spot bashguard and it was wicked thin
    SS Rigid =
    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    There is no distraction. You only hear the sound of your breath and the crunch of the wheels across the dirt.

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