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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:07 pm 
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bought a lovely tiny Giant TCR for a tiny friend today - problem being it's got 175mm cranks with 53/39 which could really do with being changed on a small budget, so i'm looking for 50/34 and 170mm or shorter arms for not too much money.

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Is £48 too much?

Spa cycles are selling stronglight compact doubles in a variety of crank lengths

https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s109p45 ... act-Double


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:50 am 
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do they really need to be 170? I can do a 175 double compact 110bcd for £25 posted


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:22 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
do they really need to be 170? I can do a 175 double compact 110bcd for £25 posted



it's a 44cm frame for my tiny mate. If i could get 165's cheaply i would


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What is your budget? Also, do you have a preference for whether it's square taper, octalink etc


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Sub 30 really. It's got a square taper BB at the mo, which I haven't checked the axle length or condition of.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:51 am 
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Hows about an FSA chainset, external BB and some compact rings for £29 posted?

*arm length dependant - I've not used this and camt remember the size

**bugger - 172.5mm


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:57 pm 
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I have a 165mm Stronglight compact cranks. Probably the same as that mentioned above. The original chainrings are gone but I have a few sets I could fit if you don't have one yourself. Any interest?


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https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chainsets/a ... 34t-165mm/


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oaklec wrote:
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chainsets/alloy-compact-double-square-taper-chainset-5034t-165mm/



it's on my radar, but i prefer not giving my money to SJS unless i have to


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