My 'chuck it in the shed and worry about it later' maintenance routine on my commuter left me with permanently attached cranks/pedals. I finally killed the pedals the other day so it's time for new cranks...
They need to be compatible with the 130 bcd surly chainring that's on the dead cranks as that still has plenty life in it. Theres a guard/bash on there that could come in handy too.
The shimano alfine specific cranks seem like an obvious choice, but I'm still not sure about the look of them. They're going on a roadrat so mebbe that's irrelevant
These ones are tempting too, but I've heard bad things about X-Type BBs, offroad in clarty conditions at least.
It's either that or some serious penetrating oil/heat/torque to get the old pedals off the Bontrager GXP cranks that came stock with the bike.
Any advice or alternatives?