Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

3 piece cranks

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

3 piece cranks

Old 01-01-02, 08:44 PM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
3 piece cranks

I am thinking of getting haros forged 3 piece crank set that comes on like the x3 and such. And i am wondering what is the difference between a 1 piece and a 3 piece crank Thanks Alot Mike
mikey2349 is offline  
Old 01-03-02, 02:48 PM
  #2  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
3 peice cranks kinda describe themselves. If you ever taken your crank apart whick you should of you expeirence the annoying sliding the crank threw. The three peice have 3 parts. The main the is actually in the bike. And two arms. Three peice cranks are alot stronger. I am not not verty good about describing this sort of thing. I have a backtrail x3 with the 3 peice crank. The crank on this bike is the cheapest that haro makes. Thats how it works two. It gets dirty in side easily becuas e of bad bearing. If you get the cheap crank you will end up spending the 30 dollars for sleaded bearings. Just save up longer to get a better one like 130 profile is pretty popular there 3 peices. Try to stay away for the large named companies. I learned this at when you go to rider owned company better products are usually in store. GO to hoffman, volume. Even though haro really popular right now becuase of there riders they have. There products are not the best. :thumbdn:
ridebmx1661 is offline  
Old 01-23-02, 07:00 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 198
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
3 piece cranks are made from 3 pieces - crankshaft and two cranks.

There are advantages and disadvantages to having them.

I don't think there is all that much difference in strength, but they are lighter, and they have a better sealing of the bearings to keep dirt out.

However, you need a crankshaft puller and a socket set to re-pack the bearings, and they require a bit more skill to disassemble and re-assemble.
john999 is offline  
Old 01-23-02, 06:24 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 67
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
3-Piece cranks are great. I have the Specialized Strong Arm II 3-Piece cranks. Some cranks don't require a crank puller to remove them. Mine only needs a 8mm and 6mm allen key to remove. Some cranks that require a craNk puller come with it. SOME. The Specilaized Oversize Tubular Crankset comes with one.
MAKE SURE THE CRANKS ARE SEALED!
How much do you want to spend on them. They are ones called F.S.A Smack Daddys which are suppost to be preety dam good. F.S.A website is www.fullspeedahead.com and specilalized is www.specialized.com
Hope this helps!
alan is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.