I.im asking plainly wwwwhhhy ...just use the standard crank with a differnt chain wheel?......
You haven't read the above properly. The SS crank axle is 7/8 or 22.2mm. The largest opening on mid or spanish bearings is 22mm. My new frame has a Spanish BB and the bearings it takes have a 37mm outer diameter. I have been to a bearing specialist and no such bearing exists with a 37mm outer and 7/8 or 22.2mm inner diameter. They told me not to machine the inner diameter of the standard 22mm bearing out to 22.2mm as no meat would be left and the bearing would fail very quickly. The axle, crank, bearings and chainring all have to be used together as they are all geared up for the 7/8 or 22.2 mm measurement. I cannot use the SS crank arms, bearings or chainring with a conventional 22mm axle and cannot use the 22.2mm SS axle with conventional 22mm chainring, arms or bearings mentioned above- it is too big and will not fit.
no2- value to whom wants it ...
I full understand the rules of supply and demand and this is why they will be going on ebay later on. I am well aware something is worth what someone will pay. I was trying to find out if anyone had any recent experience of SS cranks selling with the ti axle or had a good idea of what the market value figure might be.
no3- once the locking nuts are tightend then the axles as all wheels are fixed.
apply chain tensioners if your a rider of speeds .......non if your bikes an office show n tell display . ...
Thanks, that's a good point.
ps i take it your accounted for your inner leg measurement / gear ratios /chainwheel sizes ....bearing crown sets / foot launch instep ......
Accounted with what? I don't understand.