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600 Cranks(3 posts)

600 Cranksbrblue
Aug 18, 2003 11:33 AM
Hello
I've just replaced the original chainrings on my 80's shimano 600 cranks with newer 105 9spd ones.
The cranks weigh now 590g. Ok the space between crankarms and chainrings is a bit tight. Still what advantages do modern cranks provide, since these old ones are way lighter?

cheers!
re: 600 CranksLC
Aug 18, 2003 2:56 PM
Theoretically your BB and cranks together are a little lighter and stiffer than the old setup, but mostly your wallet is lighter ;)
re: 600 Crankssweathog
Aug 21, 2003 7:44 AM
Just use an SRAM PC59 9 speed chain - it will work fine with the 600 8 speed stuff, I just did this.