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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
(I've heard similar stories. It is mot just me.)
I've got one- it's very nice- but I've heard the same stories- well- the breaking across the pedal threads.

As I've heard, it's one of the very lightest triple cranks ever- and where the weight was saved is part of what gives the arms such a graceful shape.

As far as the gearing- I'm not a fan of the 144 BCD- it really limits that middle ring- and for a triple... well...

If you're planning on looking for one- find one with the specific Avocet/Ofmega spindle/BB. I understand the Avocet/Ofmega uses a relatively proprietary taper- and some people have experienced problems with the crank staying seated properly.


1986 Trek 400 Elance by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

1986 Trek 400 Elance by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
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