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FSA compact chainset

gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
edited September 2009 in Road buying advice
This looks like a bargain - am I missing something?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=41442

Also - I think it comes with a BB but can't tell if it is the Hollowtech2 type that FSA call Mega-exo - I mean I know it is called a "mega-exo" but it also mentions 19mm - I thought they had all standardised on 24mm? - or does that explain why it is being sold off? - if it is, and as long as it comes with a BB then does it really matter at this price??

they do an alloy version for £29.99!

any thoughts?

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  • pianomanpianoman Posts: 706
    FSA Omega MegaExo was never all that expensive, though 50% off is great.
  • gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    I was looking for a campag UT one - but even a Mirage UT compact is going to cost £70 + £13ish for the UT cups - so this is a bargain if it is OK.

    It's only for the winter bike really - I just want the same gearing as my 'posh' bike which is compact now.
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    yup, a bargain. Basic, but worth it for the rings alone.
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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    When a replacement MegaExo BB is £32, not buying one of these is just daft - I ordered a Gossamer Cyclo Cross chainset for £40 - I was actually just looking for a 46 tooth chainring to go on my cross bike, but at the price and withe the cranks and BB thrown in, it was hard to refuse.
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  • gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    I've ordered it at lunch today - so I will soon see if it is OK - I figured, as you say, it was surely worth a go.
  • rjsmithrjsmith Posts: 1,924
    I've got one. It does have a smaller diameter axle and bb (the bb comes with it) at 19mm rather than the standard 24mm FSA/Shimano one. Works fine though.
  • gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    rjsmith wrote:
    I've got one. It does have a smaller diameter axle and bb (the bb comes with it) at 19mm rather than the standard 24mm FSA/Shimano one. Works fine though.

    thats perfect - thanks, just what I was looking for (although I have already ordered it) - a bargain with the BB at that price.
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    :shock: Just got a Gossamer triple, just what I needed for my Ribble.
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  • gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    why the shocked look red? - did you get it from CRC too?
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    gkerr4 wrote:
    why the shocked look red? - did you get it from CRC too?

    I've been looking for a bargain triple for a while, checked CRC loads of times over the last few weeks, your thread got me to look again, and they had gossamer triples for £40 (I didn't want the £30 triple). I got a Gossamer compact last year for £75 which I thought was cheap, so I had to jump at the triple.


    I would have bought the C-X chainset too, but I don't really have any money
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Sorely tempted with this for the Litespeed...

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=41438

    But just bought a new Dura Ace BB, would that be compatible?
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    I have the FSA Omega on my Focus. Apart from being bloody heavy it runs fine.
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