Most beautiful Crankset - a discussion thread

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  • Always had a soft spot for the original sweetwings. These things were well ahead of their time.

  • I still think SRAM Force 10-spd cranks are aesthetically about the most classic-friendly in recent years. Almost definitely the main reason I'm running SRAM at all.

  • 3 bolt?

  • OK this thread has definitely lost its direction. FSA ffs.

  • More a point for discussion. I don’t think it’s by any means the most beautiful crankset but we’ve already had the nice ones, there’s only so many. Without the fsa branding, I quite like it though.

  • I'd have thought of the Tune Smart Foot as the most classic-friendly tbh, simple lines and comes in silver. Just a shame about the price.

  • Well obviously the most classic-friendly cranks are the 7410 we started the thread with, only with more modern chainrings, no?

    (though the Tune is nice too)

  • Great thread idea.
    Williams C1200 / Lytaloy / Chater Lea Fluted

  • Gotta include the Mavic Starfish...


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  • May be seen as heresy but I always preferred the cranks for the Campy Titanium Record 9sp group over any C-Record stuff.

    Hard to find a good picture - I have a (far more scuffed) version on my old alu Pinarello* but I'm at work so can't take pics.

    *About to be donated to a Corsa Extra build I'm very slowly working on.


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  • I know this is so on trend, 1x and all, but it just looks silly to me.

  • There's no doubt cranks have looked worse since the introduction of external bottom brackets. These are an exception though.

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  • Very nice, although I don't find the asymmetric spider as pleasing as the more rounded 5-way flower-petal symmetry of the Force cranks, which no doubt reminded me of my old Stronglight cranks when I chose them.

  • The silver ones are great

  • Amen to that.

  • Close the thread


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  • What tyres are they?

  • Yeh, think they were first gen only.
    They've fucked em with the graphics on the 11 speed ones.

  • They’re absolutely hideous. Look like shit 90s bmx cranks

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