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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:57 pm 
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Seems to be a fair bit of late 90's/early 00's Shimano stuff showing up in CRC's clearance lately. Here's a nice set of LX square taper cranks, last generation before Octalink. Probably worth £30 for the rings alone I would guess. Nice and light chainset, mine should be arriving tomorrow...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=86411


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:51 pm 
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If only they were on offer when I needed one for my mr's Klein..! So cheap!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Arrived today - the weight is exactly 680g (plus 25g for the BB bolts, included). Trying to think of a reason not to buy another set...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Ordered one today too 8) even for the rings it is a bargain......and you maybe right, I may get another ! Some m739 and m750/1 stuff on there too

Did it come in the orignal box ?

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Arrived today - the weight is exactly 680g (plus 25g for the BB bolts, included). Trying to think of a reason not to buy another set...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:51 pm 
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No, it didn't come in a Shimano box, just loose with cellophane on the arms. Now I've had the chance to look at it again there's actually a few scratches to the left arm where it's knocked against the rings in transit. Have emailed CRC customer services...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Thanks for this heads up, good deal and I've just oredered one


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:40 am 
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Hey you lot! Stop buying them up! I'll be needing one on payday but that's not for another 2 weeks! :lol:

Cheers for the heads up 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:01 am 
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www.JeJamescycles.co.uk still got a stock in, for £29.99 too


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:14 am 
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Yep, though the JE James one is 5-arm while the ones that were originally in CRC were 4-arm. For anyone looking for a 4-arm version for just the chainrings only Merlin currently have the FC-M571 (Octalink) for the same price.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:31 am 
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Cheers guys, just ordered the Merlin Octalink chainset. Now just need me a (decent/cheap) Octalink BB. By all means recommend one to me if you know of one I can get online (postage to NZ as well!!).


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