Most times, I try to figure out a cheaper alternative to some things. When, yes, I agree, sometimes it’s just easier to pay for it simply.
My response was based on my experience.
The Steve Howard cranks were bought through Bike Nashbar as one of their sales cranksets and then ground off the spider.
I just thought I might ask if something like that might exist for shorter cranks. I don’t have anything to loose in asking.
I am still at that stage in spending when i try to get a decent deal for cheap. Sometimes I “catch” something and sometimes not. Eventually, I hope to be able to not hassle with that.
I had posted a question in the Reviews Forum regarding the durability of Dotek Cranks (140mm) for light trials this morning. I am still looking for coments on them. I have no problem getting a set of those if they will suit my riding style. They seem like a good deal if they hold up.
I was wondering the same thing. I found a pair of 140mm cranks
with a spider made by Bulletproof BMX. (Same company that make the replacement crank arms for the DM ATU splined hub.) I think should be good quality cranks, if going by the brand name is worth anything. They cost $31.
Curious thing is I couldn’t find out any more about these cranks (by doing a Google search) and nor could I find a website for Bulletproof BMX. Seems a bit strange that a high-end BMX component factory doesn’t have a website. Makes me think that they’re either too small to have one or that Bulletproof is owned by some other operation… I’d like to know a bit more about these cranks before I buy them…Help!
In the days when the only unicycle cranks you could buy were 125mm or 150mm steel, I ground down a 145mm Miche Childs Racing bike crankset and a Hadley 155mm BMX alloy crankset.
I used them both for Muni originally and latterly off-road cokering.
I’m almost positive profile makes a cnc’d or posibly forged aluminum trials crank for bikes. they are 150mm and are made to fit standard square taper bottom brackets. profile has no problems catering to custom orders on their chro-mo crank arms and may be able to help you out with the aluminum ones as well.
they have a removable 20 or 23 tooth sprocket that you obviously wouldn’t be needing, i think it’s held on by a couple of allen head screws. they are beautifully crafted and priced pretty reasonably.
also, if you have a splined bottom brakcet. profile makes cranks for mini bmx bikes that are thinner walled and have a treaded crank bore so you don’t have to beat them mercifully to get them off of you axle. they will fit the 48 splined profile uni axle.
i believe you can get these in a 140, if not. as mentioned above, they are very helpful when it comes to customer needs.
Isn’t that a photo of the left crank? Even in the UK, isn’t it the right crank that carries the chain rings? What does the right one look like on the inside? That would be tough to photograph without removing the crank.
Also, it looks like you’re using Allen head crank bolts rather than the antiquated crank nuts that unicycles historically use.