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Old 07-14-01, 05:32 PM   #1
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3pc cranks or 1pc

I was wondering if its worth upgrading a GT JAMIE BESTWICK to 3pc cranks
3pc seems to be heavier
so what makes 3pc cranks so much better
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Old 07-26-01, 05:59 PM   #2
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theyre stronger and they look a lot better. and theyll last you longer, as long as you dont put cheap pedals on it, coz theyll just snap off. they also dont need as much attention as a 1pc (tightening, greasing etc)
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Old 09-03-01, 10:17 AM   #3
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1pc. sucks so much a**. I used to use 1pc till i got my 3pc Profile from a friend..Much stronger, stiffer, and overall better
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Old 09-04-01, 09:07 AM   #4
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get the 3pc
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Old 09-04-01, 02:03 PM   #5
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3pc. are easier to take off too...

3pc. should be what every good rider rides
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Old 09-09-01, 04:55 PM   #6
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Much stronger, stiffer, and overall better
Yeah, that's what she said.
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Old 03-04-04, 02:33 PM   #7
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the 3piece acellerate so much faster
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If you want to look cooler and have money to spend, go for it.

3pc cranks won't make you faster. Won't make you a better rider. Won't be significantly lighter unless you go with alloy crank arms. In which case, you end up with less durable cranks that are harder to service.

1pc are easy to service. All you need is a large adjustable wrench. They're dirt cheap. Plenty durable. Typical BMX 1pc cranks are forged chromoly and will be as strong as any 3pc except titanium.

3pc cranks do look nice, though. Counts for something.
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Old 03-05-04, 07:49 AM   #9
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3 peice bmx cranks are by far stronger than 1 peice. I had a set of the original gt alloy ones that never had any problems for the 10 years or so that I rode them. 1 peice on the other hand have a nasty habit of breaking and stabbing the person riding them in the leg.
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ride your one piece cranks until you KNOW why you should go to three piece. you will figure it out on your own if you continue to ride hard for any period of time.

if your one piece aren't bent, continue to use them.
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I would have to say that this person is dead on. Ignore my last post.

QUOTE=pnj]ride your one piece cranks until you KNOW why you should go to three piece. you will figure it out on your own if you continue to ride hard for any period of time.

if your one piece aren't bent, continue to use them.[/QUOTE]
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Old 03-30-04, 09:26 PM   #12
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If you want to look cooler and have money to spend, go for it.

3pc cranks won't make you faster. Won't make you a better rider. Won't be significantly lighter unless you go with alloy crank arms. In which case, you end up with less durable cranks that are harder to service.

1pc are easy to service. All you need is a large adjustable wrench. They're dirt cheap. Plenty durable. Typical BMX 1pc cranks are forged chromoly and will be as strong as any 3pc except titanium.

3pc cranks do look nice, though. Counts for something.
1pc cranks are a lot less durable. I don't know if you race, ride flat, dirt, park, street, or whatever but 1pc will bend with any stress on them. I've had the same 3pc cranks for three years and i ride almost every day. I do tailwhip tailtaps and if I'd have 1pc I'd have snaped a million of them already. I know because when i did have 1pc I bent so many.
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Old 04-01-04, 01:16 PM   #13
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heck yeah man upgrade to 3pc, i rode one piece 4ever they're such a pain in the butt. bending, clicking, and snapping. yuck! UPGRADE!!! 3pc feels tighter better and stronger.
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Old 04-03-04, 05:50 PM   #14
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Yeah, that's what she said.
hahahahha. thumbs up to immaturity.
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I was wondering if its worth upgrading a GT JAMIE BESTWICK to 3pc cranks
3pc seems to be heavier
so what makes 3pc cranks so much better
A 3pc crank is so much better because it is stronger looks better and alows the bike to travel faster with less work besides the extra weight isnt that much
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Old 04-15-04, 12:54 AM   #16
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i brought a redline 3pc forged cromo it snapped the other day wasnt cheap either. i would stick to alloy 3 pce, depending on wat you ride but.
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Old 04-15-04, 01:57 AM   #17
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I have experience working in a bike shop.....I'd suggest the 3pc if you are doing anything stressful like stunts etc.... they do not bend like 1pc. The only thing that happened with the 3pc was bent chainrings, but hey that's gonna happen anyway if you wack it good on the ground. It's then only a 5min job to swap the chainring, where as a 1pc (same with bent cranks) you have to take out the bottom bracket and everything and uggh its just a job we try and flog off to another worker.

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Old 04-20-04, 02:37 AM   #18
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3pc is nice but 1 piece are so cheap!!!! what do good 3pcs run now a days like... 150??? 1 piece cranks you can get for 10 bucks. just depends how hard you ride and if you want to spend the 150 once or spend 10 bucks 15 times

and what Brendon said. 1pc is a pain to replace. gotta wiggle it in and and play around with greased up bearing rings and get the bolt tension just right.

..... and one last thing if youre a good rider nobody is going to be looking at your crank so who the hell cares what it looks like. ...crazy kids these days

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Old 04-21-04, 07:02 PM   #19
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3pc is nice but 1 piece are so cheap!!!! what do good 3pcs run now a days like... 150??? 1 piece cranks you can get for 10 bucks. just depends how hard you ride and if you want to spend the 150 once or spend 10 bucks 15 times

and what Brendon said. 1pc is a pain to replace. gotta wiggle it in and and play around with greased up bearing rings and get the bolt tension just right.

..... and one last thing if youre a good rider nobody is going to be looking at your crank so who the hell cares what it looks like. ...crazy kids these days
He said, "crazy kids these days"...Old people like us are the BEST!! I'm 34yrs old and can out bunnyhop most people in this forum...Have fun!! Ken
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Old 04-22-04, 09:08 AM   #20
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I'm right behind ya Ken! only, I'm one year younger.....
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Old 05-07-04, 01:50 AM   #21
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Some of you would spend the
extra cash just to look good??

Wow.

Let your riding to the talking ..
.. if you have any style anyway.
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Old 05-23-04, 12:31 PM   #22
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Go with a 3pc, with sealed crank
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Old 05-23-04, 04:21 PM   #23
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3 pc cuz then of it bends only one of the 3 pcs will need to be replaced!!
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Old 12-27-04, 12:28 PM   #24
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hi, ive been wanting and waiting to upgrade my 1pc crank on my HARO BACKTRAIL X2 2003, to a 3pc crank. I wanted to know that if i do buy a 3pc will i even be able to get it on my frame, and make it work properly?

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Old 12-27-04, 08:41 PM   #25
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If they're not broken, don't bother replacing them. I used the same pair of one-piece cranks for two years before getting some XS 3-piecers.
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