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Does anyone know/ride this crank: Shimano FC-R550

 

   


wiffcheese

Mar 8, 10 6:43

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Found a smoking deal at a web retailer for this and have never heard of it.....just looking for some beater 172.5's for my roadie.....seems like a great deal!


SuperDave

Mar 8, 10 6:53

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Found a smoking deal at a web retailer for this and have never heard of it.....just looking for some beater 172.5's for my roadie.....seems like a great deal!


10 speed 130mm BCD crankset in Shimano's "non-series" line. Comparable to Tiagra, but in a 10speed format. Shifting performance is good, on par with 105 group. Made in Malaysia, not Japan. They come in "silver" and Piano Black finish.

I used them on the S32 model.

-SD


You may live many lives, but you only die once.


P_Ahart

Mar 8, 10 6:58

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I bought a pair to try out 165mm cranks. I can not really tell a differnce between these and the FC-R700 besides when I was holding them in my hands, they are alittle heavier.


wiffcheese

Mar 8, 10 7:00

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Sounds like a winner winner chicken dinner. $49.99 with bb and free shipping.....yikes!


jackmott

Mar 8, 10 7:03

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that is pretty sweet but I got a ritchey WCS crankset from the classifieds fir $45 with TWO BBs

they were all used but after some simple green I can pretend.

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Sounds like a winner winner chicken dinner.
$49.99 with bb and free shipping.....yikes!



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Freelance sports & outdoors writer Kathryn Hunter


wiffcheese

Mar 8, 10 7:07

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yea i have put a few WTB's up for 172.5's, but i just don't need top of the line gear as most everything is sram red, DA or record. nice find!


jackmott

Mar 8, 10 7:13

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I only ride beryllium aluminum cranks

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yea i have put a few WTB's up for 172.5's, but i just don't need top of the line gear as most everything is sram red, DA or record. nice find!



Kat Hunter reports on the San Dimas Stage Race from inside the GC winning team
Aeroweenie.com -Compendium of Aero Data and Knowledge
Freelance sports & outdoors writer Kathryn Hunter


AutomaticJack

Mar 8, 10 7:14

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Comes stock on the 2009 Allez and Allez Sport. (the compact version)

I have one, along with BB, sealed in plastic and stuffed in a box in my garage with 2500 miles on it that is promised to a friend of mine.

It is not "on par" with a 105 IMHO. I could not get it to shifted quickly and smoothly on the Allez Sport, yet with a new 105 crank it shifts perfectly. Might be the fact that it is a 110 with a 50/39 and the 105 is a 130 with a 53/39, but ...


wiffcheese

Mar 8, 10 7:16

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shit i didn't even know such a material existed in cranks....or i'm at the receiving end of some ball busting;)


jackmott

Mar 8, 10 7:17

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shit i didn't even know such a material existed in cranks....or i'm at the receiving end of some ball busting;)

ball busting
it doesn't exist..as far as I know!

it would be sweet though



Kat Hunter reports on the San Dimas Stage Race from inside the GC winning team
Aeroweenie.com -Compendium of Aero Data and Knowledge
Freelance sports & outdoors writer Kathryn Hunter


wiffcheese

Mar 8, 10 7:19

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i have been fortunate to ride with(or rather behind, barely hanging on) some extraordinary cyclists in my day and not once have i ever heard one say 'if only this crank was stiffer'. that's good enough for me.


jackmott

Mar 8, 10 7:25

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Apparently cancellara said it once, so once I get to his FTP I'll buy some Dura Ace cranks

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i have been fortunate to ride with(or rather behind, barely hanging on) some extraordinary cyclists in my day and not once have i ever heard one say 'if only this crank was stiffer'. that's good enough for me.



Kat Hunter reports on the San Dimas Stage Race from inside the GC winning team
Aeroweenie.com -Compendium of Aero Data and Knowledge
Freelance sports & outdoors writer Kathryn Hunter


wiffcheese

Mar 8, 10 7:30

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exactly. as i age in this world i cringe at the money i have thrown after lightweight fancy stuff to no avail.....cringe. oh well at least it wasn't spent on drugs and booze. well, maybe some beerz.


OneGoodLeg

Mar 8, 10 14:20

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Tp paraphrase on of my favorite quotes: "I spent most of my fortune on whiskey, women, and bike bling... the rest I just wasted."

   
 
 
 



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