Crankset recommendation for my Extralight
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  1. #1
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    Crankset recommendation for my Extralight

    My Merlin Extralight is 20 years old, is in outstanding condition, and I just noticed the right crank arm is cracked. I "think" the crankset is American Classic. It's running 39/53 chainrings and a 7sp freewheel (remember those?). I don't mind spending $$ for a quality lightweight crankset, but I'm concerned about compatability with the current sets out there.

    Can anyone recommend some lightweight choices? Thanks.
    Weston, Florida
    '92 Merlin Extralight, 15.0 lbs.
    '14 Giant Propel Advanced 2

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    I have one of the earliest Merlin Extralights out there. I have the Campy Chorus 11 speed with the Ultra Torque bottom bracket set up. Works very well for me. The black carbon finish also complements the black/silver scheme on the overall setup.

    Good luck finding a replacement which will work for you!
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