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Cannondale/CODA Cranks - Any good?(3 posts)

Cannondale/CODA Cranks - Any good?zmarke
Oct 17, 2002 4:49 AM
I am trying to build a winter training and commuter bike and want to keep the price reasonable. You may have already seen my other postings about the Surly Pacer and Dura Ace downtube shifters.

I have seen Coda EX triple ROAD cranks listed in the $35-50 range and wanted to know if they are any good. They are machined alumnium, splined, and the same weight as Shimano 105 cranks. The best price on a Shimano triple 105 crank I have found is $79 on eBay or $89 at Nashbar.

Can someone who has used or is currently using Cannondale/Coda cranks please tell me your experiences. If you are a shop mechanic and have an opinion that would be great too!
re: Cannondale/CODA Cranks - Any good?str8dum1
Oct 17, 2002 10:18 AM
they are inexpensive and work fine. the splines line up, they look decent. cant go wrong.
CODA = crap spelled sidewaysgrzy
Oct 17, 2002 3:11 PM
Stuff never fails to disappoint. For a few dollars more you get the real deal made by someone who knows what they're doing not some large operation trying to save a buck. The stuff just doesn't make it over the long haul - it works if you just hang it on a bike that you're trying to sell.