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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.

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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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wiffcheese

Mar 8, 10 7:07

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Re: Does anyone know/ride this crank: Shimano FC-R550 [jackmott] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

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!



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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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Re: Does anyone know/ride this crank: Shimano FC-R550 [jackmott] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

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



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wiffcheese

Mar 8, 10 7:19

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Re: Does anyone know/ride this crank: Shimano FC-R550 [jackmott] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

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.



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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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