Spécialités TA Carmina Crankset Complete: (Black arms) 94 BCD Double Black Spider and Rings

Size:165 mm
Chainring combo:46/29

Ultra rare TA Carmina crank arms in anodized black.  Limited stock!  

There are very few practical and beautiful triple cranks out there these days.  TA still makes this one in France.  We configure it here with a 94 BCD double spider, but you can swap that later on if you want.  That's known as a sub compact double, for those who worry about such things.  If you wanna channel Tom Ritchey's mustache circa 1994, this is the crankset you want.  Basically if you don't need a crazy low gear, or are doing faster gravel riding, this is a good set up.  

We've picked the most commonly requested chainring combos.  If you want a fully custom set up, contact us.  

TA cranks use the ISO (italian) taper for their bottom brackets.  You really want a TA Axix bottom bracket in there.  They're well made and rebuildable.  Available here.  Are there other ISO bb's out there?  Yes, but I'd argue that the TA one is the best.  You can't service a Phil BB at home, but you can service a TA.  Most of the other units out there are not serviceable at all.  

We source the parts for these from 3 different places, and we don't always have everything in stock.  Point is, it can take up to a week for us to ship you complete crankset, but usually not any longer.  

The cranks come with the following, all installed:  

Carmina arms with lockring and self extracting crank bolts. Carmina Spider.  TA chainring bolts, steel.  TA Compact middle and outer rings.   A note about the rings.  They say 9/10 speed on them.  We've used them with 11 speed chains with no issues.  They were just made before 11 speed stuff was a thing.

What's a Carmina good for: 

It's ideal for bikes with 68mm bottom bracket shells, but can be adapted to 73mm shells as well with some spacers that you can ask about until we bother to get them online.  TA Carmina cranks fit any currently available Rivendell, all of the Velo Orange models except the Piolet and of course many more bikes.   Fits most bikes steel frames that are designed for 2.3" tire clearance or smaller.  Not for steel bikes with clearance for 2.8" tires, or fat tubed aluminum mountain frames, or carbon frames with big chainstays. 

Worried about clearance?  Get a metric tape measure or ruler, some masking tape and a pen out.  Add your crank length to 15mm.  If you are running 170mm cranks, that means you need to factor a total crank length of 185mm. Measure from the center of the bottom bracket shell to that number.  Put a piece of tape there and mark the exact spot where the crank arm will pass the stay. Do the same on the other chainstay.  Then using calipers or a tape measure or ruler, measure across the stays, from point to point.  

  • 130mm or 126mm hubs:  123mm wide or narrower stays = ok
  • 135mm hubs:  128mm wide or narrower stays = ok
  • 142mm rear hubs: 132mm wide or narrower stays = ok

Shipping Information

Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated production time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.

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