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Old 11-27-05, 10:02 PM   #1
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Cranks of choice?

Which 3 piece cranks are the best (strongest)?

Price not withstanding?

Under $150?

Under $100?
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Old 11-27-05, 10:05 PM   #2
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profile with ti spindle
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Old 11-27-05, 10:11 PM   #3
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my poverty POW's have held up quite nicely except for the occasional loosening, although i do know someone whos POW crank arm broke and almost impelled his leg...
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Redline Monsters any good?
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Old 11-27-05, 10:21 PM   #5
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profile or odyssey.
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Old 11-27-05, 10:27 PM   #6
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my poverty POW's have held up quite nicely except for the occasional loosening
Seems like blue Loc-tite would fix that.
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Old 11-27-05, 10:28 PM   #7
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Odyssey 41 Thermals, for sure. Mine have held up to a lot of abuse in the last year and a half, and Odyssey isn't shady with their warranties, either.
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If i was to buy new cranks i'd get ody 41 thremals or profiles, i know alot of people that have these cranks and they are both super good. As for redline monster cranks, i have a set that ive been running for about 2 years now and they seem alright. I got them because they were all i could afford at the time. I was running dk chop sticks before them and i cracked the left arm where the spindle goes into the arm. The redlines have american sealed bearings and they seem to be pretty good, i havent really had much trouble with them and they have held up better then the chop sticks. if you arent on a budget though id look for something else.
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I really like the 04 oddy black widows chrome.
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Old 11-28-05, 03:18 PM   #10
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Black Widows are aluminum.
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if your not doing street nothing wrong with aluminum.
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Old 11-28-05, 05:06 PM   #12
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^So are rims. But yeah, they're probably polished al.

Primo Powerbite (and possibly the hollowbites) are the strongest cranks, and they don't get the loosening problem that splined cranks get. Whether you need the strongest cranks is a different matter entirely.
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He stated that they were chrome. I was correcting his error.

And, as I've stated before, the fact that several Odyssey employees are on record as having said that no one should buy those cranks, they are, in fact, crap.

edit: C'mon, Dooley. We all know that the OG Solid cranks were way the hell stronger than the Powerbites.
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I hated those cranks.
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Well, they did weigh more than 60oz, after all.
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If I ever see a pair going cheap I might buy them, I have a first gen Miron with 4lb Gsport forks at home that would make the perfect home for them.
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Don't forget the Sharp sprocket and 1/4" chain.
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what does every1 think of the haro cranks?
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what does every1 think of the haro cranks?
why would you buy them when you could save up the extra money for cranks that would last much longer
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If i was to buy new cranks i'd get ody 41 thremals or profiles, i know alot of people that have these cranks and they are both super good. As for redline monster cranks, i have a set that ive been running for about 2 years now and they seem alright. I got them because they were all i could afford at the time. I was running dk chop sticks before them and i cracked the left arm where the spindle goes into the arm. The redlines have american sealed bearings and they seem to be pretty good, i havent really had much trouble with them and they have held up better then the chop sticks. if you arent on a budget though id look for something else.
I'm not REALLY on a budget. Sure I'd rather only spend $85 instead of $140, but if the $140 cranks are really that much better, I'll buy them.

I don't get if the Monsters are good, why wouldn't you suggest them over the more expensive cranks?
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Apparently you've never seen "tech tip no. 35: if you shave that heavy thread right off your nice rubbers, you can", "How Do I Do A Curb Endo?", or "The BMXBoard House" at BMXBoard, if you think that that pile of waste is the "best thread ever".
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Is there a point you want to make that's in that thread? I don't really care to sift through the bickering.
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i meant it was the best on bikeforums
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