Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-10-06, 02:44 PM   #1
dbb
i need new wrists
Thread Starter
 
dbb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Coventry and/or Hastings, UK
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LHD cranks

i want to run LHD when i can afford it so i'll stop ruining my chain and sprocket so much. i know you can get LHD cranks, but has anyone tried just swapping round standard cranks? i know theoretically the pedal threads might undo, but do they really? if u tighten them enough? what about modifying the left crank-arm itself so the chainring can be mounted on that side? anyone tried that?
dbb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-06, 03:02 PM   #2
CMcMahon
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Solid AA
Posts: 4,751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes, my friend Nick has been running his Profile Race cranks backwards for at least three years now, without issue. Just make sure to use some Loc-Tite (*note* if you use the red Loc-Tite, and use too much, you'll have to heat up your pedal bosses with a blowtorch to get them off - no joke, I've had to do it with the spindle bolts on my ld Powerbites) and to really torque them down with a pedal wrench. Checking them every one in a while to make sure that they aren't coming loose isn't a bad idea, either.

However, if you're doing this with pedals with a parralelogram-shaped body (ex: Odyssey Jim C, Wellgo MG-1, S&M 101), then the pedals will be backwards (in other words, the back end will taper up, and the front end will taper down, instead of vice-versa), so you'll probably want to swap the bodies of the left and right pedals, so that they're facing the proper direction.
CMcMahon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-06, 03:06 PM   #3
dbb
i need new wrists
Thread Starter
 
dbb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Coventry and/or Hastings, UK
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nice-one. forgot the pedals would be backwards. is it easy to swap the bodies round?
dbb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-06, 03:19 PM   #4
CMcMahon
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Solid AA
Posts: 4,751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not really; it's a lot less time consuming with sealed pedals, though, since you don't have to deal with popping off the cap and making sure you don't lose any of the loose balls.
CMcMahon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-06, 03:28 PM   #5
dbb
i need new wrists
Thread Starter
 
dbb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Coventry and/or Hastings, UK
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
haha, ok, i'll give it a go when i can afford a new rear wheel
dbb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:08 AM.