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Need crankset advice...MXL02
Aug 27, 2003 7:55 AM
Am getting ready to build up the vintage Paramount as a fixed gear. Have gotten lots of good vintage equipment from friends and ebay, but I am trying to decide how to go with crankset:
1. vintage road cranks with 3/32 42 or 39 tooth chainring
2. current track crankset, 1/8 inch 47 tooth chainring
3. current track crankset, 1/8 inch 42-44 tooth BMX chainring
4. vintage cranks, with BMX chainring

Any thoughts?
re: Need crankset advice...MShaw
Aug 27, 2003 9:12 AM
There's going to be chainrings available for any of the above cranks. had a few different sizes of NOS 3/32 rings for 144mm bolt circles. Surf on over and check them out. Which cranks do you like best? Buy/run them.

When I was riding my fixie back and forth to work, I was riding 42x17. Seemed to work up and down most hills. I was amazed at what I could climb in that gear 'cause I just didn't have a choice!

I vote forbigrider
Aug 27, 2003 9:16 AM
vintage road cranks with the chainrings you have 42 or 39 and think you ought to give the remaining crankset to the first person responding to your post. Ha Ha
I meant to say the second person to respond Ha Ha nmbigrider
Aug 27, 2003 9:22 AM
Yeah, I knew when I said "current" it might get misinterpreted..MXL02
Aug 27, 2003 9:24 AM
by current, I meant new/non-vintage, not current "the ones I own now." If I owned a nice track set, I would probably use it...I need to get a crankset for the bike...thus the reason for my original post.
Aahh Then I vote for ...bigrider
Aug 27, 2003 11:13 AM
getting a nice road crankset on the cheap. I bought a black Coda with three chain rings cheap and it looks great on the bike. You could buy an older crankset easily at a swap meet or on a yard sale bike. You are not getting any track stuff cheap. I am not knowledgable enough about track cranks to know if they are worth the difference in price. The only thing I know is I have a 1000 miles on my fixed and it is running fine on road cranks and a road cog.
That's what I vote as well, thanks nmMXL02
Aug 27, 2003 11:18 AM