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Old 10-11-06, 07:50 PM   #1
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Paul Cranks

Anybody know which (if any) distributor is carrying Paul Cranks?
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Old 10-11-06, 11:46 PM   #2
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Just go to the website and email them directly. They've responded quickly to me when I had questions.
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Old 10-12-06, 12:13 AM   #3
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they also sell their products themselves.
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yeah, email paul and you'll have em quick as hell. might be the only way to purchase them right now. when i talked to him it didn't seem like they were producing huge numbers of these, but thats when they were just getting rollin.
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Well if that doesn't work there's a shop here that has a set that they'd probably mail you. College Park Bikes in MD.
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i was gonna say what baldy said.
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whats the general concensus on these cranks.
are they stiff?
they are about $200 right?
i saw somewhere that i could get Sugino75 with chainring for that much...
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theyre decent, not much of a selection of chainrings though.
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the bike biz.com has them...tried to link it but it failed...$194
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Does that mean I get mine back soon?

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i sent ya a message or posted in one of your threads ages ago! just lemme know where to send em.
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Old 10-12-06, 10:40 AM   #11
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whats the general concensus on these cranks.
are they stiff?
they are about $200 right?
i saw somewhere that i could get Sugino75 with chainring for that much...

i've been riding mine for a bit over a month now and love em. they are surprisingly light for how beefy they look and are very very stiff.

they don't have a huge selection of chainrings, but really... why do you need a huge selection of chainrings? the main problem i had was that while the cranks are polished they are only offering chainrings in black and grey anodized. however, the beauty of buying components from a small american manufacturer is being able to call up paul and ask him to send you a chainring prior to anodization so i can polish it up myself.


edit: and yeah, $195 for the cranks and chainring. good deal.
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Old 10-12-06, 10:41 AM   #12
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I saw Evan's the other night. Bling Blangin!
I could never run them, they're just not my thing, but they looked really hot on Evan's bike, but then again, all of his bike is pretty sweet.
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you can send them to me.
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ISO taper. As far as looks, most people either love them or hate them.
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I saw Evan's the other night. Bling Blangin!
I could never run them, they're just not my thing, but they looked really hot on Evan's bike, but then again, all of his bike is pretty sweet.
thanks! yeah, they are definitely a bit much for some people. if my bike overall wasn't so understated i probably wouldn't be into the way the pauls look on it since i'm usually not a very blingy person. i was really hoping they'd offer the chainring without the playing card suits as they were seen in early prototypes, but i've gotten over it.
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I'd do those cranks, but not on just any bike. I can see them on a modern interpretation of a ninteen teens style scorcher for instance which is one bike I'd like to build someday.
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Anyone have a weight on em?
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God I love that bike.
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Cute, Mr. Wordsmith. Cute.

But, anyone know what they WEIGH?
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those cranks on a track tandem is bloody brilliant.
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they weigh as much as a singlespeed crankset. Dont worry about weight, worry about how long they will last you.

in all seriousness, I have 3 sets of them (a single and a pair for my track tandem) and I didnt notice anything heavy about them. I cant give you a ounce/gram weight, sorry.

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so will they last a long time under serious riding conditions?
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they weigh as much as a singlespeed crankset. Dont worry about weight, worry about how long they will last you.

in all seriousness, I have 3 sets of them (a single and a pair for my track tandem) and I didnt notice anything heavy about them. I cant give you a ounce/gram weight, sorry.

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They weigh as much as single speed cranks? Well... There's a huge difference between my ss cranks: Morati @ 370 grams and my Profiles at A LOT MORE!

But, I figure they are on par with WI Enos.
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They are absolutely beautiful. What is the issue with chainline, though? What hubset beside Paul's would work best with them?
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Agreed, They are purdy. The chainline is 44 mm. You could possibly use a shorter BB to get it down to 42.5, if you have the clearance. If you use Paul hubs yer stuck at 44 though.
Really though, the difference between Campy standard chainline (42.5) and Paul's (44) is 1.5 mm (less than one sixteenth of an inch). Maybe not worth losing sleep over.

Article on chainline from Sheldon "straight ahead" Brown: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html
According to his data, the Phil hubs are close to 43.25 mm when using a Campy 1/8" cog.
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