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Old 05-12-06, 10:36 AM   #1
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paul cranks

someone wanna email paul and see when these are gonna be ready!? i think he's tired of me asking. last time i asked was about a month ago and he said "in a couple of weeks". originally i was told march. i'm sufferin waiting for these!
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Arent those the ones with the un-detatchable chainrings?
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rad, thanks don. also, if you could ask (or maybe you know) if they'll all have the playing card suits like the ones you got did, or if some will be without that.
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evanyc - im going to chico in a week, i can go harass him at his shop if you want. hehe.
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I'm pretty sure I saw some in amongst the NAHBS photos that had simple circular cut-outs rather than the card suits.
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i think the pics i saw from NAHBS had the card suits. i could deal with it if they all had em, but i'd rather if they didn't
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The chainring does come off, its a proprietary chainring tho, so only Paul's will work with it.
The White Industries SS crankset uses a similar system, and ss MTB'ers (who put out more torque than your average hipster on 165's) love them. It's a good system.
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but white doesn't make 165mm
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Exactly. Longer arms = more torque ; thusly, the splined proprietary chainring system will definitely be able to handle the torque of a 165 crank.
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true, i was just pointing that out as a reason why i'm not considering getting the white cranks.
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true, i was just pointing that out as a reason why i'm not considering getting the white cranks.
And I was just using the white cranks as an example of the durability of the system.

Want to make out?
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And I was just using the white cranks as an example of the durability of the system.

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ehh, not in the mood.

so you gotta pull your crank to remove the chainring, right?
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ehh, not in the mood.

so you gotta pull your crank to remove the chainring, right?
that sounds dirty...
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...aeroplane slowly inserted his crank puller around evanyc's bolt. Slowly aplying torque he loosened the nut holding on to evanyc's bottom bracket, and slid the crankset off the spindle. He loosened the chainring bolts. the chainring fell to the floor. Their eyes met, and they embraced...
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...aeroplane slowly inserted his crank puller around evanyc's bolt. Slowly aplying torque he loosened the nut holding on to evanyc's bottom bracket, and slid the crankset off the spindle. He loosened the chainring bolts. the chainring fell to the floor. Their eyes met, and they embraced...

this needs at least one mention of grease
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ill save that for when you two get cozy swapping cogs.
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i wonder how that splined system will work and hold up for fixed riding. truvativ had those stylo ss cranks awhile back with the a simlar spline interface between the spider and crank... my friend was running his country road bob fixed with those cranks and the constant forward/back torque riding it fixed kept working the spider/cranks lockring loose.

does anyone know more about the spline attachment deal on the pauls or white industries?
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...aeroplane slowly inserted his crank puller around evanyc's bolt. Slowly aplying torque he loosened the nut holding on to evanyc's bottom bracket, and slid the crankset off the spindle. He loosened the chainring bolts. the chainring fell to the floor. Their eyes met, and they embraced...
You guys have such filthy minds, totally drawn to the innuendo and missing all the technical inaccuracies:

1. You take off the bottom bracket/crank bolt before using the crank puller.
2. There are no chainring bolts, it's a splined interface. Kind of similar to the miche cog carrier.
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yea but the accurate way wasnt as much fun.
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i wonder how that splined system will work and hold up for fixed riding. truvativ had those stylo ss cranks awhile back with the a simlar spline interface between the spider and crank... my friend was running his country road bob fixed with those cranks and the constant forward/back torque riding it fixed kept working the spider/cranks lockring loose.

does anyone know more about the spline attachment deal on the pauls or white industries?
I'd bet that it works better for the track than the street. The W-I cranks that have received the rave reviews were all on SS bikes, not fixes. I'm guessing it has the same drawbacks as the miche cog carrier.
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165, 48 and silver
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awesome. thanks for the skinny don. if he wants to go ahead and sell me a pair i can deburr em myself, haha. a dremmel could do that right?

so the question is, when the circle a arrives next week, do i buy some cranks to hold me over, or do i wait. hmmmm.
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true, and i want to ride it like crazy, but i can't afford a spare set of cranks to use for a month. i'd pull my cranks off the beater, but they are JIS.

you have any idea what the price is gonna be on these? i havent even bothered to ask.
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Has there been any hint of the price range for the paul cranks yet?
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nah. im imagining they'll be $150-200 though, but that's a guess outta the middle of no where.
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