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Old 01-13-02, 03:51 PM   #1
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3-Piece Forged vs. Tubular

What's the difference between Forged and Tubular 3-Piece cranks?
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Old 01-13-02, 04:20 PM   #2
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Hey alan. I dont know whats the difference but I will find it out for you. When I find out the difference I will post it up on here for you. I am happy to help.
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Hey alan I am still searching. I almost know what the difference is. I am happy to help.
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Old 01-23-02, 07:16 PM   #5
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Hey alan. I found out the difference. This is it. Forged has a sealed bearings B.B. set and tubular does not and tubular has a sealed cartridge bearings and forged does not. Your welcome.
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Sorry guys but you are wrong Forged cranks can come with a sealed or non sealed bottom bracket and same for tubular. The difference is that forged are made out of one solid piece of metal that has been "forged" or molded into a crank. Tubular cranks are ecactly that, Tubular. they are made up of three differnt tubes basically, there is a hollow tube that makes up the basic length of the crank, then ther is the tubes for the pedal spindle to thread into and one for the bottom bracket spindle to fit into.

Tubular cranks are usually MUCH better than any forged crank, because of there tubular design they are much less suseptable to bending and can take a much harder beating. The one exception are the Odyssey Black Widow cranks and there are a few others. But in the long run, TUBULAR are a LOT better.
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So how much would a good set of tubular cranks set you back? :confused:
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~ $130 is average. That's what I paid for my profiles (which I would highly recommend).

Browse http://danscomp.com or check your LBS to see what they have in stock.

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