150mm cranks for 26'' ?

Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that possible to
muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor muni
and bicycle euros only go up to 150mm.

Oli-

opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !

Hi Oli !

Why don’t you buy Lasco 170mm cranks ? They sell them at
unicycle.com for 25US.

So how was your trip ?

Christian.

P.S. I Guess I’m almost ready for some offroad…

Olivier Paugam wrote:

> Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that possible to
> muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> muni and bicycle euros only go up to 150mm.
>
> Oli-
>
> opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !

Oli,

> Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that possible to
> muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> muni and bicycle euros only go up to 150mm.

That’s all I ever use. Though there are times I’d like longer ones, 150
has served me well as an all-around size.

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com www.unicycling.com

“Our time is a most precious commodity, but it’s how we spend it that
makes us rich.” - John Foss

Olivier Paugam <opaugam@aptilon.com> wrote:
> Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that possible to
> muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> muni and bicycle euros only go up to 150mm.

I ride muni on 150s all the time, anything bigger seems really slow.
sometimes I’ll go down to 125s to get a bit more speed, but not if the
route has hills!

sarah

British Muni Weekend September 14th-16th Bracelands Campsite, Forest of
Dean http://www.vimes.u-net.com/bmw.html

Everyone! Beware of Lasco cranks. They may be great for distance riding
(such as a Coker or 28") but when it comes to muni or trials, you might as
well just burn the $25. I had a pair and after a couple minor drops the
crank interface with the axle taper was messed up. I went to the LBS and
ordered a pair of 170mm cranks and when they arrived they were the Lascos,
AHHHHH!!! The Summit or Shimano cranks are probably better. I haven’t
tried either yet but the Shimano cranks are probably what I will order
after my current Lasco cranks break (and it is only a matter of a couple
2’ drops). Once the Shimano cranks bend or break, I’ll go to Odyssey Black
Widow cranks.

Does anyone know how long the Summit cranks are?

Jeff

On Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:33:07 GMT Christian St-Pierre
<Christian.St-Pierre@fse.ulaval.ca> writes:
> Hi Oli !
>
> Why don’t you buy Lasco 170mm cranks ? They sell them at unicycle.com
> for 25US.
>
> So how was your trip ?
>
> Christian.
>
> P.S. I Guess I’m almost ready for some offroad…
>
> Olivier Paugam wrote:
>
> > Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that
> possible to
> > muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> > muni and bicycle euros
> only
> > go up to 150mm.
> >
> > Oli-
> >
> > opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !
>
>


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Mmmh at the flume trail last sunday we did meet a rider with kona (I
guess) cranks - the ones with funky colors painted all over.

Did anyone try those ?

-----Original Message----- From: jeff d tuttle
[mailto:moosebreath1@juno.com] Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 2:46 PM
To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Re: 150mm cranks for 26’’ ?

Everyone! Beware of Lasco cranks. They may be great for distance riding
(such as a Coker or 28") but when it comes to muni or trials, you might as
well just burn the $25. I had a pair and after a couple minor drops the
crank interface with the axle taper was messed up. I went to the LBS and
ordered a pair of 170mm cranks and when they arrived they were the Lascos,
AHHHHH!!! The Summit or Shimano cranks are probably better. I haven’t
tried either yet but the Shimano cranks are probably what I will order
after my current Lasco cranks break (and it is only a matter of a couple
2’ drops). Once the Shimano cranks bend or break, I’ll go to Odyssey Black
Widow cranks.

Does anyone know how long the Summit cranks are?

Jeff

On Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:33:07 GMT Christian St-Pierre
<Christian.St-Pierre@fse.ulaval.ca> writes:
> Hi Oli !
>
> Why don’t you buy Lasco 170mm cranks ? They sell them at unicycle.com
> for 25US.
>
> So how was your trip ?
>
> Christian.
>
> P.S. I Guess I’m almost ready for some offroad…
>
> Olivier Paugam wrote:
>
> > Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that
> possible to
> > muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> > muni and bicycle euros
> only
> > go up to 150mm.
> >
> > Oli-
> >
> > opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !
>
>


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Olivier,

I think they were Kooka cranks. The guy was Gary C.? who has won the
Mt.Diablo challenge the past 3 years.

John Hooten

Olivier Paugam wrote:

> Mmmh at the flume trail last sunday we did meet a rider with kona (I
> guess) cranks - the ones with funky colors painted all over.
>
> Did anyone try those ?
>
> -----Original Message----- From: jeff d tuttle
> [mailto:moosebreath1@juno.com] Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 2:46 PM
> To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Re: 150mm cranks for 26’’ ?
>
> Everyone! Beware of Lasco cranks. They may be great for distance riding
> (such as a Coker or 28") but when it comes to muni or trials, you might
> as well just burn the $25. I had a pair and after a couple minor drops
> the crank interface with the axle taper was messed up. I went to the LBS
> and ordered a pair of 170mm cranks and when they arrived they were the
> Lascos, AHHHHH!!! The Summit or Shimano cranks are probably better. I
> haven’t tried either yet but the Shimano cranks are probably what I will
> order after my current Lasco cranks break (and it is only a matter of a
> couple 2’ drops). Once the Shimano cranks bend or break, I’ll go to
> Odyssey Black Widow cranks.
>
> Does anyone know how long the Summit cranks are?
>
> Jeff
>
> On Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:33:07 GMT Christian St-Pierre
> <Christian.St-Pierre@fse.ulaval.ca> writes:
> > Hi Oli !
> >
> > Why don’t you buy Lasco 170mm cranks ? They sell them at unicycle.com
> > for 25US.
> >
> > So how was your trip ?
> >
> > Christian.
> >
> > P.S. I Guess I’m almost ready for some offroad…
> >
> > Olivier Paugam wrote:
> >
> > > Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that
> > possible to
> > > muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> > > muni and bicycle euros
> > only
> > > go up to 150mm.
> > >
> > > Oli-
> > >
> > > opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !
> >
> >
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Gary Kanuch is his name.

Hooten

Olivier Paugam wrote:

> Mmmh at the flume trail last sunday we did meet a rider with kona (I
> guess) cranks - the ones with funky colors painted all over.
>
> Did anyone try those ?
>
> -----Original Message----- From: jeff d tuttle
> [mailto:moosebreath1@juno.com] Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 2:46 PM
> To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Re: 150mm cranks for 26’’ ?
>
> Everyone! Beware of Lasco cranks. They may be great for distance riding
> (such as a Coker or 28") but when it comes to muni or trials, you might
> as well just burn the $25. I had a pair and after a couple minor drops
> the crank interface with the axle taper was messed up. I went to the LBS
> and ordered a pair of 170mm cranks and when they arrived they were the
> Lascos, AHHHHH!!! The Summit or Shimano cranks are probably better. I
> haven’t tried either yet but the Shimano cranks are probably what I will
> order after my current Lasco cranks break (and it is only a matter of a
> couple 2’ drops). Once the Shimano cranks bend or break, I’ll go to
> Odyssey Black Widow cranks.
>
> Does anyone know how long the Summit cranks are?
>
> Jeff
>
> On Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:33:07 GMT Christian St-Pierre
> <Christian.St-Pierre@fse.ulaval.ca> writes:
> > Hi Oli !
> >
> > Why don’t you buy Lasco 170mm cranks ? They sell them at unicycle.com
> > for 25US.
> >
> > So how was your trip ?
> >
> > Christian.
> >
> > P.S. I Guess I’m almost ready for some offroad…
> >
> > Olivier Paugam wrote:
> >
> > > Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that
> > possible to
> > > muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> > > muni and bicycle euros
> > only
> > > go up to 150mm.
> > >
> > > Oli-
> > >
> > > opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !
> >
> >
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As long as you’re not doing the ultimate steep ups or downs, 150mm cranks
should work ok for Muni, and may even be better than normal 170s. On the
really steep stuff though, you will have to start hopping sooner on the
ups and will just hate it on the downs.

—Nathan

“Olivier Paugam” <opaugam@aptilon.com> wrote in message
news:FD35DC6A97CB2A4DBEBA1152E54452330A5946@EXCHANGE.aptilon.com
> Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that possible to
> muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> muni and bicycle euros only go up to 150mm.
>
> Oli-
>
>
> opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !

I’ve only tried Lasco cranks once, and that was on my Coker. They lasted
me maybe 10 miles before I noticed the same problem with teh axel taper.

jeff

> Everyone! Beware of Lasco cranks. They may be great for distance riding
> (such as a Coker or 28") but when it comes to muni or trials, you might
> as well just burn the $25. I had a pair and after a couple minor drops
> the crank interface with the axle taper was messed up. I went to the LBS
> and ordered a pair of 170mm cranks and when they arrived they were the
> Lascos, AHHHHH!!! The Summit or Shimano cranks are probably better. I
> haven’t tried either yet but the Shimano cranks are probably what I will
> order after my current Lasco cranks break (and it is only a matter of a
> couple 2’ drops). Once the Shimano cranks bend or break, I’ll go to
> Odyssey Black Widow cranks.
>
> Does anyone know how long the Summit cranks are?
>
> Jeff
>
> On Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:33:07 GMT Christian St-Pierre
> <Christian.St-Pierre@fse.ulaval.ca> writes:
>> Hi Oli !
>>
>> Why don’t you buy Lasco 170mm cranks ? They sell them at unicycle.com
>> for 25US.
>>
>> So how was your trip ?
>>
>> Christian.
>>
>> P.S. I Guess I’m almost ready for some offroad…
>>
>> Olivier Paugam wrote:
>>
>> > Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that
>> possible to
>> > muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
>> > muni and bicycle euros
>> only
>> > go up to 150mm.
>> >
>> > Oli-
>> >
>> > opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !
>>
>>
> ________________________________________________________________
> GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet
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I actually demonstrated how bad Lasco cranks when I was just putting them
on! My shifting spanner managed to gouge out a nice sharp groove in them
as I was tightening up my pedals. I lost all confidence in them before I
even got the chance to ride with them!

BTW: are cranks more likely to break if you hop on them in both
orientations, i.e. left foot and right foot forward. Mine have a
distinctive downward bend in them because I always hop left foot forward.
I wanted to learn hopping right foot forward, but am worried it will
stress the cranks too much.

nic

On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Jeff Lutkus wrote:

> I’ve only tried Lasco cranks once, and that was on my Coker. They lasted
> me maybe 10 miles before I noticed the same problem with teh axel taper.
>
> jeff
>
> > Everyone! Beware of Lasco cranks. They may be great for distance
> > riding (such as a Coker or 28") but when it comes to muni or trials,
> > you might as well just burn the $25. I had a pair and after a couple
> > minor drops the crank interface with the axle taper was messed up. I
> > went to the LBS and ordered a pair of 170mm cranks and when they
> > arrived they were the Lascos, AHHHHH!!! The Summit or Shimano cranks
> > are probably better. I haven’t tried either yet but the Shimano cranks
> > are probably what I will order after my current Lasco cranks break
> > (and it is only a matter of a couple 2’ drops). Once the Shimano
> > cranks bend or break, I’ll go to Odyssey Black Widow cranks.
> >
> > Does anyone know how long the Summit cranks are?
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> > On Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:33:07 GMT Christian St-Pierre
> > <Christian.St-Pierre@fse.ulaval.ca> writes:
> >> Hi Oli !
> >>
> >> Why don’t you buy Lasco 170mm cranks ? They sell them at unicycle.com
> >> for 25US.
> >>
> >> So how was your trip ?
> >>
> >> Christian.
> >>
> >> P.S. I Guess I’m almost ready for some offroad…
> >>
> >> Olivier Paugam wrote:
> >>
> >> > Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that
> >> possible to
> >> > muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my
> >> > poor muni and bicycle euros
> >> only
> >> > go up to 150mm.
> >> >
> >> > Oli-
> >> >
> >> > opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !
> >>
> >>
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> As long as you’re not doing the ultimate steep ups or downs, 150mm
> cranks should work ok for Muni, and may even be better than normal 170s.
> On the really steep stuff though, you will have to start hopping sooner
> on the ups and will just hate it on the downs.

Amen to that.

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com www.unicycling.com

“Our time is a most precious commodity, but it’s how we spend it that
makes us rich.” - John Foss

I ride 150’s all the time. Steel as provided by DM. Mind I haven’t been
too hardcore and so far, so good. I’ve noted most UK muniers ride in the
150/155 region…

-simon

“Olivier Paugam” <opaugam@aptilon.com> wrote in message
news:FD35DC6A97CB2A4DBEBA1152E54452330A5946@EXCHANGE.aptilon.com
> Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that possible to
> muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> muni and bicycle euros only go up to 150mm.
>
> Oli-
>
>
> opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !

Olivier Paugam wrote:
>
> Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that possible to
> muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> muni and bicycle euros only go up to 150mm.
>
> Oli-
>
> opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !

Seems to me that my Pashley came with 150mm cranks standard.

Christopher Grove


“Be Bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.” -Basil King (Anyone who
can give me more info on THIS Basil King please email
me.)

My short story at: http://www.rosedog.com/manuscript.asp?m=9389256&manusc-
ript=6862016&t=The+Determination+of+Jeffery&fn=Christopher&ln=Grove&srdt=-
9%2F27%2F01+5%3A32%3A05+AM&fs=2&ff=Arial%2C+Helvetica%2C+Verdana&ps=4000&-
s=735143750&folder=Search+Results

Leo White was trying out a shiny new pair of Profile 155mm cranks on his
26" at the BMW this year. I’m not sure how he found them but he was
certainly blasting up and down the hills. Now I come to think of it there
were other riders there with 150s on their 26s and they didn’t seem to be
having too many problems.

Neil

----- Original Message ----- From: <c_r_grove@yahoo.com> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 3:22 AM
Subject: Re: 150mm cranks for 26’’ ?

> Olivier Paugam wrote:
> >>
> >> Did anybody tried to ride a 26’’ with 150mm cranks ? Is that possible
to
> >> muni with such a setup ? I’m trying to find steel cranks for my poor
> >> muni and bicycle euros only go up to 150mm.
> >>
> >> Oli-
> >>
> >> opaugamATaptilonDOTcom !
>
>
> Seems to me that my Pashley came with 150mm cranks standard.
>
> Christopher Grove
>
> –
> “Be Bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.” -Basil King (Anyone
> who can give me more info on THIS Basil King please email
> me.)
>
> My short story at:
>
http://www.rosedog.com/manuscript.asp?m=9389256&manuscript=6862016&t=The±
Det ermination+of+Jeffery&fn=Christopher&ln=Grove&srdt=9%2F27%2F01+5%3A32-
%3A05+A M&fs=2&ff=Arial%2C+Helvetica%2C+Verdana&ps=4000&s=735143750&folde-
r=Search+Re sults