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    Poverty P.O.W.??? to buy or not to buy

    ok...so i want to spend less than $100.....is the Poverty P.O.W. a good buy or no...it looks really good..and is there any way to buy like a hop-up kit for it...just like better sealed bearings or something....lol.....it looks really good...the arms look like the Profile BMX ones.....but i am just wondering if it is reliable and a good buy....

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    Just save up fro Profiles or Odysseys. You won't regret it, especially with their warranties (compared to the lack of Poverty/Dan's warranty).

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    its an ok buy, but if you have the money its worth it to go with some Profiles or Odysseys becuase of warranty...like Beerman said...
    also look at Primo Cranks, there really nice, i dont know why everyone bashes them...

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    whatever like the others say. The poverty is fine if you aint going off buildings.

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    Yo. I got the POW and there great,,,if u pay with AMEX they doouble ur warrenty,,i had a problem and dans sent me out a sprocket at no charge,,,POW is one of the better cranks...try getting some used profiles..

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    Quote Originally Posted by harris_co
    Yo. I got the POW and there great,,,if u pay with AMEX they doouble ur warrenty,,i had a problem and dans sent me out a sprocket at no charge,,,POW is one of the better cranks...try getting some used profiles..
    Anything poverty sucks. profile or the 41 thermal.48 spline cranks are the best, except WTP. Primo sucks because that square spindle strips too easily.

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    The square spindle strips easily? Do you have any idea what the hell you're talking about? It's practically impossible to round out the spindle on Powerbites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    The square spindle strips easily? Do you have any idea what the hell you're talking about? It's practically impossible to round out the spindle on Powerbites.
    not if the pinch bolts are slightly loose

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    do u even know WTF ur talkin about...?? all the parts are made by the same person in the china factory

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    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    not if the pinch bolts are slightly loose
    That's why you keep them tight, smart guy.


    Quote Originally Posted by harris_co
    do u even know WTF ur talkin about...?? all the parts are made by the same person in the china factory
    Profile cranks are made in the US, and Odyssey has a helluva lot better quality control than Dan's Competition (Poverty) does. And, for the record, Poverty parts are made in Taiwan, not China (although, technically, Taiwan is the Republic of China, as compared to the mainland being the People's Republic of China, but I highly doubt that you knew that anyway).

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    ok..well i am now thinking about Mosh....any thoughts on them>??

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    I wasn't even aware that Mosh even made cranks, but I do know that the reputation of their products isn't exactly the best.

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    i did know that..but the better stuff is made in Taiwan, lol,,,no saying much...mosh is good(made by Gaint) if ur on a budget get the POW if not get profiles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    That's why you keep them tight, smart guy.

    If the bolts spontaneously get loose, the spindle strips

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    but thats why you keep them tight...no bolt should come loose on a crank unless its a POS

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    Quote Originally Posted by harris_co
    but thats why you keep them tight...no bolt should come loose on a crank unless its a POS
    That's why it is a piece of ****.

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    Poverty SUCKS ASS. Poverty is for bikers with little to no budget. I'd agree with beerman, Go for the Odyssey. I myself have DK Chop sticks and they're freakin' awesome, but go with odyssey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    That's why it is a piece of ****.
    That's a stupid argument. The side bolts on Profiles and Odyssey cranks comes a bit loose after a few months of riding, causing the infamous Profile wobble. Does that make them POSes, too?

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    i'm going to get the Poverty....it just seems that some people don't understand that money IS an issue....if i had the 150 bucks i WOULD get Profiles....DUH.....i said in the first sentence of this thread...(ok...so i want to spend less than $100.....)....yes i want the profiles...but no i don't want to spend more than 100....but thankyou Harris Co

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    no MOSH
    no POVERTy
    go with PROFILE or PRIMO..............so many people ask and start stupid threads about this...THERE ARE ONLY LIKE 3 GOOD SETS OF CRANKS IN BMX, PROFILE, PRIMO and those really heavy/indestructible SOLID cranks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    That's a stupid argument. The side bolts on Profiles and Odyssey cranks comes a bit loose after a few months of riding, causing the infamous Profile wobble. Does that make them POSes, too?

    my profile never gets loose. i grab a 9/16 socket and i tighten that **** all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    no MOSH
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    go with PROFILE or PRIMO..............so many people ask and start stupid threads about this...THERE ARE ONLY LIKE 3 GOOD SETS OF CRANKS IN BMX, PROFILE, PRIMO and those really heavy/indestructible SOLID cranks...

    Odyssey, dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    my profile never gets loose. i grab a 9/16 socket and i tighten that **** all the way.
    As do I, but the fact of the matter is that tons of people get "Profile wobble".

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    get it through your thick heads....i don't want to spend more than one hundred dollars on a crank....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCdense 88
    get it through your thick heads....i don't want to spend more than one hundred dollars on a crank....
    Then make your own judgement on what to get a$$ hole

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