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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-13-04, 09:08 PM   #1
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a question about cranks

has anyone tried putting bmx cranks on a road bottom bracket? any bolt on issues? any problems lining it up with the rear cog? Is it just a plain bad idea?

(I'm in a hotel in va, far away from my pile of parts and tools, so I turn to you wonderful people to cure my curiosities...)
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Old 12-13-04, 09:42 PM   #2
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I just did this. no problems so far. Everything fit fine for me. The only issue is the looks, the bmx cranks are a little wider and sorta give a funky look to a streamlined fixed gear bike. Also, I think the bmx and track cranks use different chainring bolt spacing, so this might be an issue for some people.
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Old 12-13-04, 09:56 PM   #3
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i think a fair amount of people do it. different bcd, but that's not really a problem, just get a new chainring.
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