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Old 04-10-17, 01:26 AM
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single speed cranksets

Just Wondering if there is a single speed crankset that uses 1/2" pedals to fit a square tapered bottom bracket?
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Old 04-10-17, 08:01 AM
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Most square taper cranks take 9/16" pedals. What's so special about your 1/2" pedals that you need this specific crank?
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Old 04-10-17, 09:44 AM
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Throw away those heavy old OPC pedals!
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Old 04-10-17, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by knoxtoy View Post
Just Wondering if there is a single speed crankset that uses 1/2" pedals to fit a square tapered bottom bracket?
No.

There are adapters. https://www.amazon.com/Bike-Bicycle-.../dp/B06X6L8TJK
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Originally Posted by nfmisso View Post
I don't think I've seen adapters for using 1/2" pedal spindles... they're all for 9/16" spindles in 1/2" cranks.

I too, don't understand wanting to buy a new crank that'll fit old, cheap pedals.
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Old 04-10-17, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
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I too, don't understand wanting to buy a new crank that'll fit old, cheap pedals.
me either, but there are adapters......
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Old 04-10-17, 04:05 PM
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FWIW, I have never seen a decent pedal with 1/2" threads, only cheap wally-world type bikes.
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Old 04-10-17, 06:20 PM
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For $13.00 at amazon or $10.00 at Waldoland you can get these cheap pedals that come with the adapters.

Personally I wouldn't do it because of the increased Q factor and the increased stress on the crank arm pedal hole. But they are available.

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Old 04-10-17, 06:33 PM
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For less than $20 the Truvativ bottom bracket adaptor gets you any modern BSA bottom bracket you want and opens up the option of most any crank you want made in the last 30 years. I'm running Deore XT Hollowtech crank and BBR60 bottom bracket in my in my Schwinn. A generic square taper bottom bracket ought to set you back--oh...$15 or so, new!. Then just about any crankset from the local co-op would do the trick. Why does it have to be a "single speed crankset?" When just using 1 of any ol' chain ring accomplishes removing the hard work and engineering involved in designing a multispeed bike just the same?

Them old pedals were garbage & they are getting more worn out everyday. $45 on the head end opens 35+ years worth of advancements in technology.

Just not sure I understand your reasoning picking a crank to fit some hopelessly obsolete standard of pedals.

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