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Old 10-26-04, 04:21 PM
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Can i swich crank sides?

Hey i grind with my bike and i have my pegs on my right side but everytime i grind or miss and hit my crank my chain breaks so i have to put a new one or a new link on... some people told me to swich the crank on the other side. is that possible if so ahve any idea how to?
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Old 10-26-04, 04:27 PM
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you probably can, but i think it depends on what kind of hub you have. by the way what kind of chain are you using? sounds like a really crappy one
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Old 10-26-04, 04:29 PM
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yea it is just a stock one that came with the bike .. third time i hit the rail it broke so i dont really no. some people said just to leave the way it is and buy a really strong chain.. but they dont no for sure.
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Old 10-26-04, 04:42 PM
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I'd agree just get a good chain, switching sides would be kinda wierd
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a bash guard might help you if its mounted right
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None of you have heard of left side drive? you need a left side drive crank set.. haro has them.. profile has left side arms now.. and you need a left side drive hub.. If you gridn right side its just a fine idea.
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Well it's not a geared bike, so it will work.
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yeah just get a left hand drive hub. primo makes them too. or get a sprocket guard, and a heavier chain, shadow interlocks are the strongest.
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if you get a left hand drive hub dont you also need a southpaw freewheel?
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You will need a different hub, but if you have splined three-piece cranks, you could turn them around. I wouldn't really recommend it, but it can be done. Probably getting a new left-side drive compatible arm would be a good idea.
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Lets take a quick look at www.danscomp.com and see all the parts we need to do this:

1. LSD compatible hub: DK DualDrive - $60.00
2. ACS SouthPaw (14 tooth!) - $17.00
3. BUILDING WHEEL YOURSELF: Free - but you may need new spokes ($8.00 minimum)

Can you just flip your cranks over? Yes, but the way cranks are designed with pedals, the pedals may come loose. This is a pain, but if you carry a wrench with you, use Loctite, and torque those pedals in place, then it may never be an issue. If you do end up getting new cranks:

4. New cranks: Profile LHD - $135.00

Minimum cash: $77.00 - Max: $220.00

Bash guard: About $20.00 and a good chain (KMC 410H) is $10.00 - so $30.00 to go that route.
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you say the max is 220 ... i just want to switch sides no bash guard but i will get a new chain ... do you no how much that is?
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He listed he KMC 410H at $10 (although I personally prefer the 510HX).
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Old 10-27-04, 10:43 AM
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i mean how much would it cost all together for left side drive hub and everything... to switch?
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There's a Calculator in the Start Menu's Accessories folder.
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1. LSD compatible hub: DK DualDrive - $60.00
2. ACS SouthPaw (14 tooth!) - $17.00
3. BUILDING WHEEL YOURSELF: Free - but you may need new spokes ($8.00 minimum)
so i only need that stuff?
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Yeah, along with the knowledge of how to lace and true a wheel.
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my crank is LSD and RSD compatible but the stock hub was RSD so i had to buy a flip flop, all the bikes my friends have=
if the crank is LSD and RSD then the hub is usually stock (not flip flop)
if the hub is flip flop the crank can only be riddin on one side
i rarely see a LSD and RSD crank matched with a f/f hub when the bike is stock
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A flip-flop hub is not a hub that works with both RHD and LHD, it is, however, a hub that allows for the use of a smaller freewheel (13t-15t) than a traditional hub (16t+).
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it would really just make more sense to get a bash guard....... or learn how to grind on the left side......
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Old 10-28-04, 12:59 PM
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agreed
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Old 10-28-04, 02:37 PM
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hey i gotta question for the creator of this thread....
if you screen name is Bmxpert14
then y do you need to ask if your the expert?
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Old 10-28-04, 03:27 PM
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haha its just a sn i thought of.... im not even close lol
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why does your sn say haro rider09 but you hve a dk icon?
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good question posed..
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