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Old 07-08-05, 02:00 AM   #1
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Good cranks?

hey.. i was looking for a new crank for my 05 free agent hellcat... i was wondering if the primo 3 pc powerbite crank was any good? and if anyone would recomned one maybe cheaper then the 135 for the powerbite thats good cuz im a lil low on cash
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Old 07-08-05, 02:29 AM   #2
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Did you search the forums yet? Didn't think so. This question gets asked about every 5 days.

If anyone answers him before he does a search, be prepared for a brutal mocking.
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Old 07-09-05, 12:16 AM   #3
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if i were u i would get profile i got it and i love it
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Old 07-09-05, 12:29 AM   #4
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CANNONDALE HOLLOWGRAM!!!!

they use bearings that are strikngly similar to mid or spanish bearings. and they're lighter and stiffer than dura ace!

woops, wrong forum.
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Old 07-15-05, 05:50 AM   #5
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hey.. i was looking for a new crank for my 05 free agent hellcat... i was wondering if the primo 3 pc powerbite crank was any good? and if anyone would recomned one maybe cheaper then the 135 for the powerbite thats good cuz im a lil low on cash
fit cranks. same as primo. better price.
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Old 07-15-05, 06:05 AM   #6
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Or maybe just read the other half dozen or so recent threads about cranks.
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Old 07-15-05, 06:14 AM   #7
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fit cranks suck.



PRIMO HOLLOWBITES are nice...i have a set...


but like everyone that is on this forum that isnt 7-10 says...get Profiles...


next time try the search button
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Old 07-15-05, 12:36 PM   #8
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profile deluxe cranks avert. on albes and danscomp. they are $144 and they are light and probley 1 of the strongest.

plus there is a differnt forum just like this on the site
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Old 07-15-05, 01:06 PM   #9
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Get the Poverty cranks or some Diamond Back cranks.

The money you lose by not using the search function will be a lesson you can make use of for the rest of your life.
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Old 07-15-05, 05:50 PM   #10
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Well put.
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Old 10-04-05, 02:58 PM   #11
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I searched and saw your reply, so I searched again, but unfortunately nobody answered this question (search: Free, Agent, Crank).

I have an '04 Hellcat and was trail riding when the right-side pedal popped out of the crank arm - stripped the threads. The pedal is fine but threads are messed-up - I cut my hand trying to hold the crank arm steady and using a wrench to re-thread the pedal - that chromoly gets sharp when it's been tweaked... Anyhoo, just wondering if there is a decent replacement for the arm only?

I checked with Free Agent and they only sell through their dealers. The local Free Agent dealer in Plano wants $100 for the crank arms - says I need two, which I know is not right, and besides, that's almost 1/2 what I paid for the bike, brand new.

Dan's comp offers poverty crank arms "by the arm." Does anyone know if it will fit the Hellcat cranks? The gentleman from Free Agent told me all their crank arms are 180mm stock. Also, does anyone know if the Poverty arms are any good? They're also chromoly (sp?).

Thanks.

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Old 10-04-05, 05:31 PM   #12
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o.k. dont get the dk chopsitx cranks by anymeans..........the new primos are all right but there aluminum so they will strip out if u miss a grind or over tighten or hit them hard because aluminum is soft........poverty suks.........honestly if u want some bad ass cranks that are stronger than hell id get the odyssey 411 thermal cranks!!!!!!im gettin those cuz i broke my chopstix.and profiles but the profiles were good the chopstix lasted 6months...........get odyssey cranks! form danscomp
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Old 10-04-05, 06:45 PM   #13
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...the new primos are all right but there aluminum so they will strip out if u miss a grind or over tighten or hit them hard because aluminum is soft.....
steel inserts
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Old 10-04-05, 07:17 PM   #14
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Get the Odyssey 41 Thermal crank. It's prety lite, it has a lifetime warrenty, and if you get the 170mm it's only 100$! Thats an awesome deal. I'm getting em' soon, except in 180mm.
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Old 10-04-05, 07:19 PM   #15
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can u get steel inserts for powerbites??
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dont get Poverty! my friend had a crank arm break in half. i have a set on my bike and the like to come loose, a lot. just thought i'd let you know
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I searched and saw your reply, so I searched again, but unfortunately nobody answered this question (search: Free, Agent, Crank).
Thats your problem. Try searching for just "cranks". Read all the replies.
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Old 10-05-05, 12:15 PM   #18
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fit cranks suck.
there is nothing wrong with Fit cranks. one of my mates has them, and they are realy strong, and there have been no problems and he has been riding them for almost a year now. he hasn't even serviced them.


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PRIMO HOLLOWBITES are nice...i have a set...
yeah, i run hollowbites with Ti spindle upgrade, and man they are SWEET!! if you can, get them!
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there is nothing wrong with Fit cranks. one of my mates has them, and they are realy strong, and there have been no problems and he has been riding them for almost a year now. he hasn't even serviced them.




yeah, i run hollowbites with Ti spindle upgrade, and man they are SWEET!! if you can, get them!

fit cranks are like clones of primos...



nice to see you upgraded from your homemade crank.
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Old 10-06-05, 12:40 PM   #20
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nice to see you upgraded from your homemade crank.
hey, u remember that ooold post of mine? those were sweet, but then i trashed the (unsealed) bearings and decided to go all out!
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ive seen powerbites break and they creak eventually...stick to something chromoly if u have a choice
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Old 10-10-05, 04:58 AM   #22
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Why do noobs find it necessary to comment on every single thread?
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go with eastern titanium cranks for the low price of $459.99
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04 oddy black widow best cranks i ever bought
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