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    Who still makes a good square taper crankset?

    I want to replace my old XT crankset, circa 1993. I don't really care for the non square taper options out there. Most of the MTB square taper cranksets available today are inexpensive, low quality models. Are there any decent ones out there that are currently in production?
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    Shimano:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...4&category=347

    Phil Wood:
    http://philwood.com/store/page54.html

    Oh, I misread you. I thought you were looking for the Bottom Bracket.

    Sugino makes several very nice square-taper cranks, and ebay is a wealth of old treasures.

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    White Industries ENO CS w/Phil Wood BB (Stainless or Ti) is a solid set up. I have had NO issue whatsoever in 3yrs on my Steel SS bikes.

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    Middleburn is really good and light.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Middleburn good

    White Industries ENO better (IMHO)
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    Pauls makes a real nice one.

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    www.customcranks.de

    A small German company that makes square taper-only cranksets in any length and colour that you might fancy. 110/74mm BCD.
    I've got a set of 195mm cranks from them and couldn't be happier. They're massive...

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    What don't you like about the non-square taper options?

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    White Industries ENO makes a great set. Black or chrome. They are a local California based company with great customer service so it was a no brainer. Although I saw their crankset with one piece bash guard in person and it is ugly as sin.

    Running the black ENO with a Phil Wood BB and it is very smooth. I love square taper and have never run it previously.

    http://www.whiteind.com/cranks/singlespeedcranks.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    White Industries ENO ....I saw their crankset with one piece bash guard in person and it is ugly as sin.
    Really? I have run both, and I find the 1-peice bash combo to be pimptastic..



    You no likie? Seriously?



    I'm not sure there's anything NOT to like...other than they cost a bit more, and when you wear our the ring, you can't re-use the integrated Bashgaurd..

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    I'm really digging that ENO set. I have the Truvativ IsoFlow cranks. They work fine for a set of square tapers.

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    Nah still ugly but that bike is sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    Nah still ugly but that bike is sick!
    Right on.
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    i've had eno cranks for the last 3 years or so... left crank sucks. not in the sense of the ride, or feel, but longevity. i found a crack in the crank after 6 months or so... they replaced it. now after about 3 years, it wobbles. this is probably due to the bolt loosening and me still riding, but i've had huge issues with the left crank wanting to come off.

    this is an inate problem with square taper interfaces. i'm upgrading soon... WI said they'll replace my cranks for a fee... i'm selling those puppies and getting some middleburns, or 15G. prolly 15G as i have their chub hubs, and they're top notch.

    there's my 2 cents...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Nation


    Middleburns are the schizz....

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    I use these:
    http://www.hscycle.com/Pages/customcrankset.html

    195mm fits me.

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    Well, Cook Brothers has very recently gotten back in the crank making business....
    http://www.cookbros.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamwarthog
    Well, Cook Brothers has very recently gotten back in the crank making business....
    http://www.cookbros.com/
    This is great news.
    aLaN AT BikeMojo DOT com

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