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Postby marc2131 » 25 May 2014, 21:24

I've been bitten by the track bug.
Lindsay helped source a track frame for me, which is currently being repaired by Peter Bundy.
I have a stem and bar, but am lacking a crankset (pref 175mm) and a set of good wheels (tubs or clinchers). Not fussed about looks, as long as they are in good nick and won't let me down while on the track. Actually I am partial to a retro/classic look anyway.
If anyone has suggestions or can help PM me or text me on 0426 897 247.
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Marc

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 May 2014, 23:34

175 is too long for a track crank set, you need to go to 170. And if you want to be retro, then you need 165 cranks. Also get BCD144

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Postby marc2131 » 26 May 2014, 08:35

OK, then 170mm cranks will do.
Believe function/safety takes precedence over style.

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Postby timothy_clifford » 26 May 2014, 09:25

I may have some cranks you might be interested in. I need to hear back from STA insurance before I give anything away. Also may need to get the assessed to determine their condition post-wreck. They would be square taper and would probably need a new chain ring (its a bit worn, 48 teeth). Not sure on length, maybe 170mm?

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Postby marc2131 » 20 Jun 2014, 19:52

Am a bit confused about bottom bracket clearance and pedal strike.
I was told older style bikes had higher BB? Measured my 1980s track bike - it is 29cm from the ground to the centre of the BB crank bolt.
While most track cranksets appear to be 170mm, I keep coming across 175 and even a 177.5mm ones. A bike fitter told me I need extra long cranks and that 170mm is way too short. Would this be a problem at the Tempe Velodrome and especially Dunc gray?

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Postby mikesbytes » 20 Jun 2014, 20:21

Don't get too hung up about crank length, foot velocity is more relevant. To keep it simple, 175 with a 50t chain ring is equivalent to 170 with a 49t chain ring or 165 with a 48t chain ring


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