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TA Specialties Zephyr Light cranks(6 posts)

TA Specialties Zephyr Light crankspedalAZ
Aug 23, 2003 5:07 PM
Anyone have experience with these?
Sure. They're wonderful. What bike areOldEdScott
Aug 24, 2003 4:09 PM
you looking to put them on?
re: TA Specialties Zephyr Light crankskilimanjaro
Aug 25, 2003 9:27 AM
They are pretty, light, low Q, 100/74 BCD (which is great if you want to run a 46 big ring), very expensive, and oh yeah discontinued. Check them out at http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/zephyr.asp
That's where I found thempedalAZ
Aug 25, 2003 9:58 AM
but I have never had the chance to see them in person or hear if there are any QC/failure issues.

They'd be going on a custom Ti frame.
No, you'll have no problems with them.OldEdScott
Aug 25, 2003 10:53 AM
You're setting up a retro-ish Ti custom?? A touring bike?
Not retro, not touringpedalAZ
Aug 25, 2003 8:00 PM
A road bike for century rides, hills, and training rides. I wanted the compact BCD so I could run smaller chain rings without paying the weight penalty of a triple, yet still having the top end of a 50x12 high gear.

My frame will be very unconventional, 61 cm effective seat tube with 56.5 effective top tube, but using compact geometry. The actual seat tube will only be 51 cm, while there will be 23 cm of seat post exposed. And, horrors, I'll be using a 110mm stem with 8 degrees of positive rise. The resulting frame will be stiff for sprinting and in the BB, light due to shorter tubing, but with the ride characteristics of titanium in reducing vibration. Purists will criticize its lines, but I will be riding in comfort.

On paper it's at 16.3 lbs despite the effective long seat tube.