Miche cranksets considered harmful?

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  • Sure, I think hollowtech 2 cranksets are stiffer than most square taper cranksets, are easier to install and remove and less effected by repeated installation and removal.

    If you’re like me and too cheap to buy stuff new then square taper stuff can be a bit of a gamble for how many times has it been on and off, how carefully has it been fitted and removed each of those times, have the crank bolts been checked regularly etc where hollowtechs seem to have a bit more endurance for people with less mechanical sympathy.

  • No, no model number. I just compared a used one, I bought off ebay some time ago, to one I just bought new. Also seems like the whole krankarms changed their shape (a bit).

  • If you spot more differences, I am curious to see more pictures now.

  • Shimano cartridge BB with Stronglight 2000 is fine. I've used this combo on a commuter for years. (Can't comment on the miche / stronglight length but the tapers will be compatible)
    It's the Square Taper Sugino 75 and Dura Ace 7600 that are odd.

  • I got myself some Stronglight 2000. I will report back after some usage

  • Many horror posts about faulty Miche Primato cranks on r/FixedGearBicycle last week got me stressed and I finally put on those Stronglight. So far I can say that chain alignment and clearance are very similar. I will report back on how they ride.

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Miche cranksets considered harmful?

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