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Old 05-13-08, 07:20 PM   #1
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Cranks

I am wondering if i should get 3 piece cranks. I weigh 150 lbs. So should I get 3 piece cranks???
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Old 05-13-08, 08:02 PM   #2
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Old 05-13-08, 09:24 PM   #3
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+1 I went through 3-4 or so sets of one piece cranks back before I decided to switch. and I was around 120 lbs.
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Old 05-14-08, 06:16 PM   #4
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Ok as soon as I get money I will get some new cranks
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yea...go for easterns...im getting some really soon and theyre pretty nice
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eastern is garbage.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:58 PM   #7
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Profiles ftw!
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the eastern 720 arent that bad. i think im gettin em because theyre not too bad. or the maderas cause i need a new BB kit and theyre both the same price that way...almost
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Madera's are made by Profile, so I'd go for them. And I concur with bmx2478.
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Old 05-15-08, 08:34 PM   #11
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Agree.
Madera cranks will be decent as they are made by profile.
I think (if memory is correct) they are a fair bit heavier though.
I would still trust them over pretty much any other set of cranks on the market though.
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Old 05-16-08, 04:37 PM   #13
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I says my bike has a loose ball bottom bracket what is that?
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It's unsealed/garbage.
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Oh okay thats what i got now
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get a BB kit with your cranks.... just make sure that they have SEALED bearings

and eastern isnt crap... theyre just not as good as some other companies that charge almost twice as much for a part thats almost exactly the same.

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get a BB kit with your cranks.... just make sure that they have SEALED bearings

and eastern isnt crap... theyre just not as good as some other companies that charge almost twice as much for a part thats almost exactly the same.
I strongly advise that you do some research before making a call like that.
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ok so theyre not as nice as a set of profiles, but theyre better than any stock parts you'll get. plus i dont usually have problems with my cranks so i like to go with decent ones that are a little bit cheaper.
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Cheap is good. I also want pedals to go with it I like the Primo Tenderizers. Any other suggestions?
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I bet my stock 3pc are better than the Eastern 720.
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I bet my stock 3pc are better than the Eastern 720.

what a load of crap...what kind of bike do you have that your stock cranks are so good?

and i wouldnt go with tenderizers unless you have like size 20 shoes... theyre huge and heavy
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I never said they were so good, I'm saying Eastern eats poop.
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what a load of crap...what kind of bike do you have that your stock cranks are so good?

and i wouldnt go with tenderizers unless you have like size 20 shoes... theyre huge and heavy
There's nothing wrong with tenderisers.
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Well I have size 12 almost on 13s and my foot is wide.
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Tenderisers aren't that big.
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