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gohloum

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Those Shimano knock off crank sets on AliExpress...
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:48:18 PM »
So my buddy gave me his old Scott Scale. It's a heavy beast that had a stripped out crank arm.  Being it's old, non-tapered steerer, 9mm QR dropouts, and a rusty Suntour XC fork, I didn't want to sink any money into it, just minimal to get it working so my wife could tool around on it.

In the process of crank searching, I decided to order one of those sets off AliExpress that include the bottom bracket. I think I paid just over $40 for it.

Anyway, I have to admit the crank and BB are pretty darn solid. I installed it and took the bike over to the boat dock and did some crazy drops on it and other stuff... Basically tortured it the best I could, but since it has flat pedals, I think I tortured my shins more than the bike, Haha!

Here are a few pics of the crank close up and installed.  If you are looking for a cheap crank or backup for BSA, it's definitely worth the price.



















carbonazza

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Re: Those Shimano knock off crank sets on AliExpress...
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 04:27:16 AM »
Do you have the link for the chainring ? I can't find a ESSEE one.

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Re: Those Shimano knock off crank sets on AliExpress...
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 08:35:23 AM »
No, I don't. It came as a complete set, but here is the link I used for the purchase.  Maybe if you look at the bottom where it has "more items from this seller" you might find something.

FYI - I bought some DEKAS rings and they worked great.  Had good luck with SNAIL too.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/104BCD-alloy-aluminum-cycling-road-mountain-bike-crank-sprocket-set-68BB-folding-bike-refitting-for-610/32636127215.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.9fXpFU

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Re: Those Shimano knock off crank sets on AliExpress...
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 05:53:55 PM »
Thank you, I’ll try both brands.