Ok not the most beautiful crankset (sorry) - but I have always really liked this for some reason.
I can't believe it took until page 11 for 9000 to rate a mention. Took a while to grow on me, but after a few years this bold design is looking pretty good, definitely a classic.
Not a fan of the bonded construction though.
Sorry to hear about that bang to the head you had, seems to have had a lasting effect, as that just looks like the lid of a compost bin to me :)
shimano something or other model sure was a looker thats for sure....
Also ....Live long and prosper!
these are nice.... a million dollars tho...
same same but different...
Great thread . The central feature of any bike so well worth it’s own thread .
Favourites from my bikes
Middleburn - single speed and square taper
The new Shimano mtb single ring standard, all of them look the same and super cool
The carbon/ alloy Carbon from 2002 that has had a few mentions - never owned them have tried to get a pair for my same year Merckx mxl
are Ultegra golf clubs ‘golf club’?
Middleburn, TA Carmina, TA Alize 130bcd,
I’ve also always liked the way DaVinci cranks look.
what do you mean by that?
golf dura ace lookalike to me
Nah, they're clearly Campag Record cranks... because they're all missing the lower half.
snapped some ultegra 6700s the other day, true story, right in the middle of the axle. felt a bit weird after, was just riding along
Wasn't keen on it at all at first. But the four arm pattern with these angles makes a lot of sense, and after a while it started to make ye olde five bolt cranks look a bit silly and unoptimised to me.
This first of the four-bolt road cranks from Shimano seemed to be a definite departure from their modern tendency to make their cranks fugly as sin. Every aspect seems to have a point beyond mere styling, except for that black scoop on the arms, which is the only bit that still bugs me.
C Record and carbon Record 10 have both appeared on here (rightly), but for those with long memories, here are my polished C Records (yes I still have them, yes they are still used).
We've been through the 9000 chat on hhsrb
A strange divide between people that dislike it and people who are wrong
Maybe we should do a poll, the last one didn't go so well...
wow , actually for medium/far away those cranks are not too bad
nobody ever polished them all the way? removing the black parts?
the dura ace is also just awesome!
It did not, rumors that Margaret Thatcher was the winning Crank are unfortunately true
Agreed, I think that's a much better look than Shimano's monolithic, all-black 4-arm design.
Just had a look back through this thread. Considering the title, it really is filled with some fucking horrible looking cranks!