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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:49 am 
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Anyone familiar with FRM cranks?
They seem pricey and look/build seems to be quite nice
Never heard of them


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154011022978

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174372360031

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254655303673

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302940763836

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264801316884


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:12 am 
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Franco Ricci Mingani have over the years made a full range of components - even frames and forks. I have their 2006 32 page catalogue in pdf.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/ ... talog-2006

I have owned the Cranks similar to your first link - mine were the CU2-Evolution Integral 175mm model, and cost me £312 direct from FRM in 2007. They have a slightly different bearing size from other manufacturers of 37x25x7.

I guess their coolness is in their uniqueness - an alternative to more common components. I would say the quality and function is almost as good as Middleburn.

ImageOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by Philip Mock, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:38 am 
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pipmeister wrote:
Franco Ricci Mingani have over the years made a full range of components - even frames and forks. I have their 2006 32 page catalogue in pdf.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/ ... talog-2006

I have owned the Cranks similar to your first link - mine were the CU2-Evolution Integral 175mm model, and cost me £312 direct from FRM in 2007. They have a slightly different bearing size from other manufacturers of 37x25x7.

I guess their coolness is in their uniqueness - an alternative to more common components. I would say the quality and function is almost as good as Middleburn.

ImageOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by Philip Mock, on Flickr

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Thank you
I’d never heard of them - I was hoping you’d say as good Middleburn (or even better !) but needless to say they look really cool - design looks very original and not quirky but very nice! Thanks for the catalogue - the brake levers V brakes and to be honest - everything looks tasteful and I’m tempted to go for a pair of their cranks and brake levers (if I can find any) but I’m more interested in people’s experience


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:07 pm 
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King of lightweight, FRM has in the past built the golden Ritchey WCS hubs. Obviously, being so lightweight, the stuff has, occasionally, durability issues, but not more than Tune or Middleburn. Thay made frames and components, and are still active.


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