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    How to make my FSA crankset look cool?

    Hi,


    I just spent a bunch of money on getting my TT bike up to speed.


    There is only one thing that bothers me: My FSA Gossamer Pro MegaExo 53/39 cranket looks kinda dull.

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    I originally wanted to get a used Ultra 6800 crankset and put it on just for the looks, but the hassle of getting my FSA crankset off and putting a new on (with all the compatibility issues) put me off. Plus, aside from the looks, my FSA crank works perfect.


    Is there any way to make my FSA Gossamer cranket look better than even the Ultegra crankset without spending much money? Maybe a certain kind of chainring that you would recommend?

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    have me ride it.

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    Spray paint it white. Or get a $ estimate from a local powder coating biz.

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    Thinking of putting the SRAM Aero chainring on. I have SRAM groupset, so that might justify it morally.

    Thoughts?

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    Are you planning to ride it or just look at it?

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    Get some really cool carbon wheels and the crank will be the least of your worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Get some really cool carbon wheels and the crank will be the least of your worries.
    wrong forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post
    wrong forum.
    that’s funny

    I was going to get on it, get the cranks turning and no now will know what they look like.

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    I actually think that is a pretty nice looking crank with the big spindle and the dramatic machining on the chainrings.

    Sprinkles?
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    You could put a picture of the Fonz:


    Why not a picture of your face, everyone would know it was your bike.

    Hey it's a bike, so
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    Hey, I have them on my travel bike! Those will take you to the top of the mountain, not like those spinnly CF cranks that screw up in the middle of your vacation.
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    Add some sparkle to your dull crank


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    Put it on a Huffy.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    Spray paint it white. Or get a $ estimate from a local powder coating biz.
    Or have it polished.
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    What is turning you off about swapping the crankset? I'm not sure which Diamondback frame you have, but it looks like they're all PF30. If you want to swap in a Shimano crank you need a bottom bracket adapter. I'd recommend one from Praxis. They cost about $70, but they screw together and literally wedge the two sides into the frame so that they are locked into place.

    Something like the SRAM aero chainring or similar chainring should work, just make sure the bolt spacing is correct.

    Neither of these options is terribly difficult. I think you've just liked yourself out. Post a picture of the whole bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazoome View Post
    Is there any way to make my FSA Gossamer crankset look better.........
    This one is easy. Replace it! Once you ride a 5800 or 6800 crankset, you won't want to have anything to do with that FSA Gossamer. Just look around eBay at how many of those are being nearly given away.

    Quote Originally Posted by TricrossRich View Post
    What is turning you off about swapping the crankset? I'm not sure which Diamondback frame you have, but it looks like they're all PF30. If you want to swap in a Shimano crank you need a bottom bracket adapter. I'd recommend one from Praxis. They cost about $70, but they screw together and literally wedge the two sides into the frame so that they are locked into place.
    Or you can get the Wheels Manufacturing adapter for $25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazoome View Post
    There is only one thing that bothers me: My FSA Gossamer Pro MegaExo 53/39 cranket looks kinda dull.

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    Here's an idea of making it look sharp, cleaner teeth and chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post

    Or you can get the Wheels Manufacturing adapter for $25.
    Yes.. that's an option as well, but , IMO, the wheels manufacturing adapter is not as good, in terms of how it locks into the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TricrossRich View Post
    Yes.. that's an option as well, but , IMO, the wheels manufacturing adapter is not as good, in terms of how it locks into the frame.
    You may be correct that it's not as good. So far, I've had 4,000 miles on mine with no problems.
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    Replace it with Campy.

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