crank arms

On my coker: 6" cranks feel just slightly too long. 5" feel just slightly
too short. Does anyone know where to find a reasonable pair of crank arms
in the 5.5" range?

On my muni: I am in the market for a good set of crank arms. Bicycle euro
didn’t cut it for me, unfortunately. Can anyone recommend any cotterless
crank types? (I’m a fan of 150mm)

I hear the profile splined hub and cranks come with a lifetime warrenty.
Has anyone had the chance to put this guarentee to the test? How good are
they about replacement?

Jeff Lutkus


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> I hear the profile splined hub and cranks come with a lifetime warrenty.
> Has anyone had the chance to put this >guarentee to the test? How good
> are they about replacement?

I have used the warranty (twice, actually). I just sent them back to John
Drummond, and let him send them back to Profile.

Chris

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Jeff,

How many miles have you put on your Coker with 5" cranks? David Stone will
tell you it takes 20 miles, and I have to say, I think he might be right.
I think he’s done about 1000 on his 5’s. I was nervous with the 5’s, at
first, but now that I’ve done 100 miles on them, I wouldn’t consider 5.5s.
And I’m doing this in busy NYC. I’m no daredevil, I just love the feel of
the 5s - very smooth. It seems especially scary at first when hitting
bumps at high speed, but once you start relaxing and letting the momentum
of the wheel carry you through, no big deal. My 2 cents. Joe Merrill

In a message dated 7/13/01 12:35:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
lutkus@unicyclist.com writes:

> On my coker: 6" cranks feel just slightly too long. 5" feel just
> slightly too short. Does anyone know where to find a reasonable pair of
> crank arms in the 5.5" range?
>
>

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<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>Jeff, <BR> <BR>How many
miles have you put on your Coker with 5" cranks? David Stone will
<BR>tell you it takes 20 miles, and I have to say, I think he might be
right. I <BR>think he’s done about 1000 on his 5’s. I
was nervous with the 5’s, at <BR>first, but now that I’ve done 100 miles
on them, I wouldn’t consider 5.5s. <BR>And I’m doing this in busy
NYC. I’m no daredevil, I just love the feel of <BR>the 5s - very
smooth. It seems especially scary at first when hitting bumps <BR>at
high speed, but once you start relaxing and letting the momentum of the
<BR>wheel carry you through, no big deal. My 2 cents. <BR>Joe
Merrill <BR> <BR>In a message dated 7/13/01 12:35:18 AM Eastern Daylight
Time, <BR>lutkus@unicyclist.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE
TYPE=CITE style=“BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px;
MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px”>On my coker: 6" cranks feel just
slightly too long. 5" feel just slightly <BR>too short. Does
anyone know where to find a reasonable pair of crank arms <BR>in the 5.5"
range? <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000" SIZE=3 FAMILY=“SANSSERIF”
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>On my coker: 6" cranks feel just slightly too long. 5" >feel just
>slightly too short. Does anyone know where to >find a reasonable pair of
>crank arms in the 5.5" range?

I’m running 140mm (5.5") on my Coker. Aluminium (Lasco) from unicycle.com
(both UK & US stock them: http://www.unicyclesource.com/Lasco116107.html I
find them smooth enough for flat and just about enough leverage for the
type of hills I’m attempting to ride. With 5’s I would struggle on the
ups/downs.

>On my muni: I am in the market for a good set of crank >arms. Bicycle
>euro didn’t cut it for me, unfortunately. >Can anyone recommend any
>cotterless crank types? (I’m a >fan of 150mm)

I’m still running original DM 150’s, which seem to hold up to 14stone of
me hopping around - note I’ve not done anything too drastic, i.e. never
more than a 1’ drop.

>I hear the profile splined hub and cranks come with a >lifetime warrenty.
>Has anyone had the chance to put this >guarentee to the test? How good
>are they about >replacement?

Sorry, no experience as yet.

SIMON

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To add to Joe’s comments: As far as hitting bumps – When I see them
coming, I bend forward slightly to help absorb the shock. When I am caught
off guard by a small bump, it’s a bit dicey. When caught off guard by a
large bump, I sometimes discover the joy of suddenly landing on the ground
at 15mph. I have a feeling that longer cranks wouldn’t help much with the
larger unforeseen bumps anyhoo. And Joe is right about how great the ride
is on 5" cranks. It did take a few hours to get used to them, but I
wouldn’t go back to 6" or even 5.5" cranks. I am even considering 4.5" or
less – but that would definitely take some getting used to.

Anyone like cranks smaller than 5" on their Cokers? And I don’t just mean
for track riding but for the occasional hills and streets.

David

Nycjoe@aol.com writes:
>Jeff,
>
>How many miles have you put on your Coker with 5" cranks? David Stone
>will tell you it takes 20 miles, and I have to say, I think he might
>be right. I think he’s done about 1000 on his 5’s. I was nervous with
>the 5’s, at first, but now that I’ve done 100 miles on them, I
>wouldn’t consider
>5.5s. And I’m doing this in busy NYC. I’m no daredevil, I just love the
> feel of the 5s - very smooth. It seems especially scary at first
> when hitting bumps at high speed, but once you start relaxing and
> letting the momentum of the wheel carry you through, no big deal.
> My 2 cents. Joe Merrill
>
>In a message dated 7/13/01 12:35:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>lutkus@unicyclist.com writes:
>
>
>> On my coker: 6" cranks feel just slightly too long. 5" feel just
>slightly
>> too short. Does anyone know where to find a reasonable pair of crank
>arms
>> in the 5.5" range?
>>
>

hmm, perhaps the reason I was not so happy with the 5" cranks was that I
never planned on using them in the first place. I broke my 6" cranks, and
just happened to have some 5" cranks I wasn’t using, so I put them on the
coker. I only rode about 15 or 20 miles on them. Perhaps I should give
them more time. After riding for that distance, I was disappointed when I
first put on the 6" replacements.

jeff lutkus

— “David Stone” <dstone@packer.edu>
> wrote: To add to Joe’s comments: As far as hitting bumps – When I see
> them coming, I bend forward slightly to help absorb the shock. When I am
> caught off guard by a small bump, it’s a bit dicey. When caught off
> guard by a large bump, I sometimes discover the joy of suddenly landing
> on the ground at 15mph. I have a feeling that longer cranks wouldn’t
> help much with the larger unforeseen bumps anyhoo. And Joe is right
> about how great the ride is on 5" cranks. It did take a few hours to get
> used to them, but I wouldn’t go back to 6" or even 5.5" cranks. I am
> even considering 4.5" or less – but that would definitely take some
> getting used to.
>
>Anyone like cranks smaller than 5" on their Cokers? And I don’t just mean
>for track riding but for the occasional hills and streets.
>
>David
>
>Nycjoe@aol.com writes:
>>Jeff,
>>
>>How many miles have you put on your Coker with 5" cranks? David Stone
>>will tell you it takes 20 miles, and I have to say, I think he might be
>>right. I think he’s done about 1000 on his 5’s. I was nervous with the
>>5’s, at first, but now that I’ve done 100 miles on them, I wouldn’t
>>consider
>>5.5s. And I’m doing this in busy NYC. I’m no daredevil, I just love the
>> feel of the 5s - very smooth. It seems especially scary at first
>> when hitting bumps at high speed, but once you start relaxing and
>> letting the momentum of the wheel carry you through, no big deal.
>> My 2 cents. Joe Merrill
>>
>>In a message dated 7/13/01 12:35:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>>lutkus@unicyclist.com writes:
>>
>>
>>> On my coker: 6" cranks feel just slightly too long. 5" feel just
>>slightly
>>> too short. Does anyone know where to find a reasonable pair of crank
>>arms
>>> in the 5.5" range?
>>>
>>>
>>
>>


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Nycjoe@aol.com wrote…
>Jeff,
>
>How many miles have you put on your Coker with 5" cranks? David Stone
>will tell you it takes 20 miles, and I have to say, I think he might be
>right. I think he’s done about 1000 on his 5’s. I was nervous with the
>5’s, at first, but now that I’ve done 100 miles on them, I wouldn’t
>consider 5.5s. And I’m doing this in busy NYC. I’m no daredevil, I just
>love the feel of the 5s - very smooth. It seems especially scary at
>first when hitting bumps

I love the smoothness too. I only tried it for 5 miles or so, but, as I
worte earlier, I don’t feel confident when I need to make sudden stops, go
over bumps, idle, make sharp turns etc.How do you handle that with 5"? I
am also worried since there are some pretty steep hills around my
neighborhood.

>at high speed, but once you start relaxing and letting the momentum of
>the wheel carry you through, no big deal. My 2 cents. Joe Merrill
>
>In a message dated 7/13/01 12:35:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>lutkus@unicyclist.com writes:
>
>
>> On my coker: 6" cranks feel just slightly too long. 5" feel just
>> slightly too short. Does anyone know where to find a reasonable pair
>> of crank arms in the 5.5" range?
>>
>>
>
>

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>
> >On my coker: 6" cranks feel just slightly too long. 5" >feel just
slightly too short. Does anyone know where to >find a reasonable pair of
crank arms in the 5.5" range?
>
> I’m running 140mm (5.5") on my Coker. Aluminium (Lasco) from
> unicycle.com (both UK & US stock them:
> http://www.unicyclesource.com/Lasco116107.html I find them smooth enough
> for flat and just about enough leverage for the type of hills I’m
> attempting to ride. With 5’s I would struggle on the ups/downs
[snip]

I’m running the same 140mm Lasco cranks on my Coker now. I’ve got less
than 100 miles on them and I like them, although they still aren’t tight -
I have to tighten them after almost every ride. The old steel 152s I had
were much nicer. The Lasco cranks are actually pretty lame and I may end
up tossing them. They bend like butter according to Bruce Bundy who tried
them on his Monty. If your terrain is flater, maybe 5" is best. But the
hill to my house is a 23% grade that is hard to make even with the 5.5".
And I can idle with the
5.5, but I doubt it with 5". David is borrowing my Coker this Sunday for a
triathalon with a 16 mile ride - we’ll see if the cranks stay tight.

—Nathan

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Regarrding 5" cranks on a Coker, I would imagine there are hills that will
be a problem, but I haven’t encountered many hills yet, as I have ridden
mostly in NYC. I was worried about bumps and short stops at first, but I
guess I just allow extra space knowing I need more room to stop and
maneuver. I’ve found with bumps at high speed the key is just to relax and
ride through it, let the momentum of the wheel carry you through it.
Probably the only thing that would force me to use a crank greater than 5"
would be big hills.

Joe

In a message dated 7/13/2001 10:45:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
jack@kanji.org writes:
>
> I love the smoothness too. I only tried it for 5 miles or so, but, as I
> worte earlier, I don’t feel confident when I need to make sudden stops,
> go over bumps, idle, make sharp turns etc.How do you handle that with
> 5"? I am also worried since there are some pretty steep hills around my
> neighborhood.
>
>

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<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>Regarrding 5" cranks on a
Coker, I would imagine there are hills that will <BR>be a problem,
but I haven’t encountered many hills yet, as I have ridden <BR>mostly in
NYC. I was worried about bumps and short stops at first, but I
<BR>guess I just allow extra space knowing I need more room to stop and
maneuver. <BR> I’ve found with bumps at high speed the key is just to
relax and ride <BR>through it, let the momentum of the wheel carry you
through it. Probably the <BR>only thing that would force me to use a
crank greater than 5" would be big <BR>hills. <BR> <BR>Joe <BR> <BR>
<BR>In a message dated 7/13/2001 10:45:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<BR>jack@kanji.org writes: <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style=“BORDER-LEFT:
#0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT:
5px”> <BR>I love the smoothness too. I only tried it for 5 miles or so,
but, as I <BR>worte earlier, <BR>I don’t feel confident when I need to
make sudden stops, go over bumps, <BR>idle, <BR>make sharp turns etc.How
do you handle that with 5"? I am also worried since <BR>there are
some pretty steep hills around my neighborhood. <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>

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