Decent Cranks?

Hi everyone. A though came to me that maybe I should buy some decent
cranks, seeing that the cranks I just put on already bend. All I did was
jump off a few curbs and already they bent. they are just simple steel
cranks (170mm), but I figured that they would last at least a little
while. or at least longer than 15 minutes.

Anyway I was wondering if they are some decent cranks that will last
up to some single track riding. Hopefully something cheaper than Black
Widows. Even if the spider would have to be ground off.

 All they really need to able to take is about 1 ft drops. And im

not looking for Splined cranks either. just plain old 3-peice cranks.

Well, if you have some idea's i would like to hear them.

-M.A.D.

Get some cranks designed for a tandem bike. That way you won’t have to
grind off a spider. Get the right crank from the captain’s set (the front
rider) and the left crank from the stoker’s set (the rear rider). Your
friendly local bike shop will be able to order the cranks that way.

I have used Sugino 170mm tandem cranks on my Pashley muni and they
held up. They’re forged alloy cranks. Should run you about $30 (USD)
for the pair.

john_childs

>From: dingeman <dingeman@citilink.com>
>
> Hi everyone. A though came to me that maybe I should buy some decent
> cranks, seeing that the cranks I just put on already bend. All I did
> was jump off a few curbs and already they bent. they are just simple
> steel cranks (170mm), but I figured that they would last at least a
> little while. or at least longer than 15 minutes.
>
> Anyway I was wondering if they are some decent cranks that will last
> up to some single track riding. Hopefully something cheaper than
> Black Widows. Even if the spider would have to be ground off.
>
> All they really need to able to take is about 1 ft drops. And im not
> looking for Splined cranks either. just plain old 3-peice cranks.
>
> Well, if you have some idea’s i would like to hear them.
>
> -M.A.D.
>


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I have used Sugino 170mm tandem cranks on my Pashley muni and they
held up. They’re forged alloy cranks. Should run you about $30 (USD)
for the pair.


I too am currently using Sugino 170mm tandem cranks on my muni. (I paid a
lot more than $30 for them though). So far I’ve been impressed with them,
they seem stronger than all the other alloy and steel cranks I have tried.

Max, I think you’ll find them perfect for what you want.

I haven’t tried much heavy riding on them yet but they have survived a 3ft
drop, 2ft gapping and lots of 20" jumps. What are other people doing on
their Sugino cranks? I would be delighted to hear I could do 6ft gaps and
drops with impunity. At the moment I’m limiting myself to small stuff so I
don’t break them too quickly.

o o Peter Bier o O o Juggler, unicyclist and mathematician.
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On 30 Apr 2001 15:38:51 MDT Peter Bier <peter_bier@usa.net> writes:
> I haven’t tried much heavy riding on them yet but they have survived a
> 3ft drop, 2ft gapping and lots of 20" jumps. What are other people doing
> on their Sugino cranks? I would be delighted to hear I could do 6ft gaps
> and drops with impunity. At the moment I’m limiting myself to small
> stuff so I don’t break them too quickly.
Peter, I have the stock Sugino 5.5 in. cranks on my Schwinn (which still
has the stock axle). I have had a couple 3’ drops, many 2’ drops, and a
countless <2’ drops, hopping, and pecking. And they still don’t show any
signs of weakening. Of course, I only weigh 130 lbs :slight_smile:

Jeff


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Those aren’t the same Sugnio cranks. The tandem cranks that I mentioned
are full sized bicycle cranks.

john_childs

>From: jeff d tuttle <moosebreath1@juno.com> Peter, I have the stock
>Sugino 5.5 in. cranks on my Schwinn (which still has the stock axle). I
>have had a couple 3’ drops, many 2’ drops, and a countless <2’ drops,
>hopping, and pecking. And they still don’t show any signs of weakening.
>Of course, I only weigh 130 lbs :slight_smile:
>
>Jeff


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Before I upgraded to the Profile (steel) cranks, I was using Ritchey
forged aluminum 170s (the tandem setup). They are stong but expensive and
survived numerous 2-3’ drops, up to 1 meter. I never had any problems with
them - no bending at all.

—Nathan

“Peter Bier” <peter_bier@usa.net> wrote in message
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>
> I have used Sugino 170mm tandem cranks on my Pashley muni and they held
up.
> They’re forged alloy cranks. Should run you about $30 (USD) for
> the pair.
>
> ***
> I too am currently using Sugino 170mm tandem cranks on my muni.
> (I paid a
lot
> more than $30 for them though). So far I’ve been impressed with them,
they
> seem stronger than all the other alloy and steel cranks I have tried.
>
> Max, I think you’ll find them perfect for what you want.
>
> I haven’t tried much heavy riding on them yet but they have survived a
> 3ft drop, 2ft gapping and lots of 20" jumps. What are other people
> doing on
their
> Sugino cranks? I would be delighted to hear I could do 6ft gaps and
> drops with impunity. At the moment I’m limiting myself to small
> stuff so I
don’t
> break them too quickly.

I’ve been using 170mm alloy Kooka cranks on my muni since last Oct. and
have been very pleased. The Kooka’s I have were $50 from a bike shop in
Everett WA. They’ve survied two trips to the North Shore with Kris and Dan
and lots of 3ft. drops off of stages. Something that I learned from Kris
and Dan that has helped me save the equipment is technique. Putting the
landing force on the forward pedal and riding out of the drop, rather than
just sticking it, puts a lot less pressure on the pedals and crank arms.

The 140mm Lasco’s on my Monty wheel…now that’s another story. I’d say
they’re made out of rubber but they don’t return to their original shape
after the first ride. Anyone find good light cranks in the 135-140mm
range? Dan, have you tried those $150 Technique cranks from Danscomp yet?

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