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cheap double crankset needed...(7 posts)

cheap double crankset needed...Carlsson
Jan 13, 2002 12:16 AM
i was thinking i can pick up some sugino ac130 cranks($15) from chucksbikes.com and then some real chainrings from cambria bike for $20 each(on 39T and another 53T). does anyone have experience with real chainrings? i really couldn't find any info one them.are there any problems i should be aware of since i mixing parts from different manufacturers?
thanks
excel has chainrings that are cheapersecourir
Jan 13, 2002 2:15 AM
http://www.excelsports.com/products.asp?major=1&minor=12

stronglight chainrings for $15 and $20 unless youd like a 42 tooth then only $10.

just remember to get chainring bolts and crankbolts.

these are all the right pattern (130 bcd) for the crank pattern diameter for the sugino.
re: cheap double crankset needed...Andy M-S
Jan 13, 2002 9:12 AM
Thor USA (forget the URL) has Stronglight rings for <$30 per set, plus shipping. I put a set on a 6400 crankset and they are truly sweet.

For $18 shipped I can send you the 8-speed DA 53 ring and a Vuelta 39 that these replaced. No pins, no ramps, and the chainstop peg broke off the DA ring--other than that, they're in excellent shape (email if interested).

Either set will fit the Sugino crank--I use one of those on my single-speed road.
pass up the real rings, how are stronglight chainrings?...kam
Jan 13, 2002 11:14 AM
i was looking into getting some real chainrings for my hardtail a few months ago and passed them up for some race face rings. after reading reviews on mtbr.com, the only plus for the real rings was that they didn't wear quickly. alot of people complained about spacing of the rings and there were complaints of the chain falling between the large and middle rings(that seems hella annoying). also, the shifting didn't seem great. i called cambria bike to ask if they were 8 or 9sp. specific and they couldn't answer that. also, real has gone out of business last i heard(that's probably why these rings are cheap). the stronglight rings seems like a good deal. i'm also wondering if i should get these. i was looking into getting some 105 cranks but how good are stronlight rings? are they ramped and pinned?
stronglight chainringsAndy M-S
Jan 13, 2002 11:36 AM
They're great. Ramped & pinned, and fit & finish is just perfect. I have a pair of clear anodized (silver) rings and the shifting is *amazingly* good. You can get a matched set of these from Thor USA for around $30--the same set that Performance sells for about $60.

The Stronglight rings have a very distinctive look, which some may not care for--but lots of folks will be asking where you got those rings. I'm attaching an image link--if it works, you can see for yourself.

Stronglight has been around for a long time; they're best known in the USA for their headsets, but they've been making cranks and other components for a good long time.
agree with andynaff geezer
Jan 13, 2002 1:13 PM
nice, clean design. good quality for the price.

i figure it would be twice the price if it had TA or shimano stampings on it.
stronglight chainringsAndy M-S
Jan 13, 2002 11:39 AM
They're great. Ramped & pinned, and fit & finish is just perfect. I have a pair of clear anodized (silver) rings and the shifting is *amazingly* good. You can get a matched set of these from Thor USA for around $30--the same set that Performance sells for about $60.

The Stronglight rings have a very distinctive look, which some may not care for--but lots of folks will be asking where you got those rings. I'm attaching an image link--if it works, you can see for yourself.

(If it's not working, go to http://www.stronglight.com/anglais/produits/prodf1.htm)

Stronglight has been around for a long time; they're best known in the USA for their headsets, but they've been making cranks and other components for a good long time.