Broken Profile Crank

I broke my right Dirt Jumper while in Moab. The dirt jumpers are the beefier
cranks that profile makes. This was accomplished off a 9 foot drop (at least)
off of an out house roof. Did anybody see it happen? It broke off right where
the arm attaches to the part that slides onto the splined axle. Does that make
sense? I’ll post pictures later…

Dylan

no ankle injury?

Re: Broken Profile Crank

Anyone who buys used Profile parts from Chris Reeder of all people deserves
what he gets - they were bound to break. Those have the guarantee don’t
they? It will end up for the best when you have a new set. I wish I had seen
the drop - I only saw the aftermath but didn’t get a photo.

—Nathan

“Dylan Wallinger” <extremeunicycler@aol.com> wrote in message
news:20030403004331.10844.00000061@mb-co.aol.com
> I broke my right Dirt Jumper while in Moab. The dirt jumpers are the
beefier
> cranks that profile makes. This was accomplished off a 9 foot drop (at
least)
> off of an out house roof. Did anybody see it happen? It broke off right
where
> the arm attaches to the part that slides onto the splined axle. Does that
make
> sense? I’ll post pictures later…
>
> Dylan

Outhouse Drop

I heard the smell up there was terrible…
At least it was on the ground level.

Re: Broken Profile Crank

The smell up there was the worst! No ankle injury… no real injury at all. I
just kinda slid down the transition on my back.

Dylan

All things being otherwise equal, the crank should snap as close to the axle as possible. This is where the maximum torque impulse is generated. My theory is that the material was severely weakened by being in the atmosphere directly over the outhouse. Your vision and judgement were probably impaired by the same phenomenon. This would adversely affect the timing of your landing.

When do we go to Vancouver Island?