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    Any idea where I can find a 167.5 crank?

    Hi,
    I like that size, but it's hard to find. Don't care what BB it uses.

    Thanks

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    i have never even heard of that size.

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    How many chainrings do you want to use?

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    I use a triple. It can be be a road or Mtn bike crank, doesn't matter.
    Last edited by late; 10-20-07 at 07:13 PM.

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    Lennard Zinn makes custom cranks in about any length and configuration you want. I have no idea what his prices are but what you want should be available from him.

    I'm pretty sure his e-mail is l.zinn@comcast.net or you can check on the VeloNews web site as he is one of their technical editors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by late View Post
    Hi,
    I like that size, but it's hard to find. Don't care what BB it uses.

    Thanks
    Here you go.

    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carmina.asp

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    Yeah,
    I have heard of custom cranks. The ones I have are just plain old Shimano 105.
    Some companies make them, but it's basically impossible to find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDYTDY View Post
    Whoa, nice cranks, but expensive. I am trying to bring a Bridgestone XO2 back to life as a commuter. But I might get those and put them on my Gunnar, but not anytime soon.

    But thanks, really nice cranks.

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    167.5? long time ago i got a campy record track set like that but i havent seen a road one like that ever. Not campy niether in shimano or suntour. All for 2.5 mms eh?

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    Got a short leg. I use a 170 and a 167.5 on the shorty. I also use shims under the sole and one Lemond LeWedge under the cleat to even things up.

    Wish I'd done it 20 years ago.

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    Which side do you want a 167.5? Single cranks are available.

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    The right side.

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    Now i see the idea and makes sense... Good luck my friend going to be tough but impossible i guess.


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    just in case shimano do not make 167.5

    thanks

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    I have a Shimano 105 crank in a 167.5 length. It's a shame they don't make them
    anymore. It is a lovely size, and I think a lot of people would like it.

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    I think TA makes cranks in many lengths. Not sure if it's been posted, but there's someone out there who will cut down your crankarm and drill a new pedal hole. I'll see if I can find the link. Here's a guy who does it, but not the person I was thinking of:

    http://bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/hollow.html

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    Cool idea, thanks.
    I think the first thing may be shortening
    a 170 and seeing if that works.

    The next thing to try would be to use the other 167.5 crank I have. I'll get
    a new 165 crank, and use that as my short side. Might work.

    Thanks, everybody, I felt stumped before, and now I have a number of choices.

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    Generally the minimum you can shorten a crank is 25 mm. You can't shorten a crank by 2.5 mm, the pedal holes overlap.

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    Dura ace and XTR come in that length.

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    I'm sure the Sugino XD comes in 167.5mm. If you are unsure, just buy either the 165 or 170. The Sugino Alpina definitely comes in 167.5mm.
    http://www.jitensha.com/eng/miscparts_e.html
    http://www.suginoltd.co.jp/chainwheel_e.html
    http://www.rideclip.com
    These guys have the RD crank arms in 167.5mm. You would then have to buy 130bcd rings. I think you can run them as doubles.

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