Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

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Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby steambao » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:57 am

Hi guys,

I'm pretty new to all this road bike stuff (was a MTBR). I recently bought a road bike and it was equipped with 105 groupie (10 speed) except for the crankset. The crankarms are too long for me as I wanted something around 165mm. Unfortunately for me, all the shimano cranksets for 10 speed seem to be so expensive. I'm looking for something under $100. I dun really care bout looks or strength, just a decent weight - plastic does me fine ^_^

Is there any other brands I can get? Shimano SORA's are $119 but are 9 speed rated... does that matter? I'd go for 2200 cranks but I think 8 speed cranks are out of the question?

I currently have a double compact crank.
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Re: Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby jules21 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:28 am

if you look on www.chainreactioncycles.com (look at the biggest discounts page) they have some trick FSA cranksets going at very heavy discounts.

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Re: Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby steambao » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:54 pm

They look good, although postage is more pricey than the crank!! Anyone wanna bundle with me for free postage?? :mrgreen:

How do I know if the including Bottom Bracket is compatible with my bike? Are they all a standard size?

[EDIT]
Actually, this one looks suitable... but it says 9 speed. Ok for a 105 10-speed setup? Sorry for the amount of questions, but I dun wanna get it wrong the first time.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=41365
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Re: Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby jules21 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:36 pm

on the FSA website, it says the Gossamers are 9 or 10 speed compatible. i'd go with that - CRC's specs are often incomplete (or wrong).

unsure about the BB, but there is a FAQ on the FSA website, as linked.

re: bunding the purchase - what is your location?

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Re: Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby steambao » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:56 pm

Melbourne :D

Might spend around 150 bucks worth of stuff - maybe more if my roomie wants stuff.
If thats the case, might be able to go halvies (225 each).
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Re: Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby JV911 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:00 pm

steambao wrote:How do I know if the including Bottom Bracket is compatible with my bike? Are they all a standard size?


shimano and FSA bottom brackets (BB) have different splines therefore not compatible

you'll also need to know what thread (english or italian) and what width (the narrower width for double cranks v tripple cranks)

edit: need more info to determing compatability...what cranks & BB are you using now?
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Re: Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby steambao » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:44 pm

[Edit] I have this ugly crankset found here but the compact version of it
http://www.gottaridebikes.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=RCR0023
http://www.amazon.com/Truvativ-Rouleur-Crankset-9s-C10s-Mirror/dp/B000C12A6E

I think it says its compatible with English threads only as described here
http://www.bikeparts.com/productinfo/TruVativ-Rouleur-Compact-GP-170-36-50-Crankset-wBB-78817-58522.html
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Re: Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby steambao » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:39 am

So I guess the question is,

is an ISIS thread compatible with English Thread (if that makes sense....)?
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Re: Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby JV911 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:15 pm

steambao wrote:So I guess the question is,

is an ISIS thread compatible with English Thread (if that makes sense....)?


ISIS refers to the spline, not the thread

unless you've got an italian bike frame (?), odds are you'll have an english-thread BB

so if you are buying another ISIS compatible crank there will be no need to change the bottom bracket
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Re: Cheap Cranksets Compatible with 10 speed

Postby steambao » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:32 pm

Oh great!

I doubt I got an italian frame, cos I'm using an Apollo Raceline Ultra ALC frame :D

Thanks for the info and links, it's been a great help! I dunno if my current crankset uses ISIS spline or not. But I guess the lesson here is;

Even though you see a crankset for cheap, the appropriate bottom bracket will cost a fortune because there is only one type in the world which fits it (by the same Manufacturer)!

Evil :evil:

I found a thread here which pretty much sums this up
http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-215385.html
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