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Old 10-20-07, 06:43 PM   #1
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Any idea where I can find a 167.5 crank?

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

Thanks
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Old 10-20-07, 06:46 PM   #2
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i have never even heard of that size.
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Old 10-20-07, 06:49 PM   #3
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How many chainrings do you want to use?
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Old 10-20-07, 06:59 PM   #4
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I use a triple. It can be be a road or Mtn bike crank, doesn't matter.

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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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Old 10-20-07, 07:47 PM   #6
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Hi,
I like that size, but it's hard to find. Don't care what BB it uses.

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Here you go.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carmina.asp
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Old 10-20-07, 07:50 PM   #7
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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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Old 10-20-07, 07:54 PM   #8
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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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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.
I am surprised more people do not do this. My pedal mark on my shoes is 1 cm back compared to the other side.
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