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Would this be a stupid thing to do on crank arm?

Old 10-26-06, 09:11 PM
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Would this be a stupid thing to do on crank arm?

So I aquired some pretty sweet newish dura ace cranks and I think would like to protect the finish... at least for awhile. All my other cranksets have some pretty severe scuffing and suface damage to them from past owners and my own strap wear and the like. so I was wondering if its rediculous to attempt to perserve the investment by stretching a length of intertube over the crank arms, could even slide an old cutoff pair of yoshida grips i've got around here somewhere.
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Old 10-26-06, 09:13 PM
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Dude.. just ride them. That's like putting a bra on your car.
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Old 10-26-06, 09:22 PM
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i just don't get it anymore.
i think you can buy a miniature hyperbolic chamber for them. or have them custom hermetically sealed. or better yet - see if you can find a box on eBay that they would have come in had you bought them when they originally came out. put them in said box. bury them in Espoo, Finland. Wait for Rapture.

just ride the friggin cranks. use them. enjoy them without worry. they will thank you for it.
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Old 10-26-06, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DerekRI
Dude.. just ride them. That's like putting a bra on your car.


HAHA... thats a good point, I suppose so, I hate those things!

When I was thinking about it it sounded like a good idea, but then when I typed it....it didn't sound so good.
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Old 10-26-06, 09:27 PM
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Cranks are the new sneakers.
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Cranks are the old whitebelt.
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Old 10-26-06, 09:50 PM
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nice shiny new bikes are dope, but so are beat-up, well-loved bikes.
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Old 10-27-06, 04:35 AM
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you could try a thin app of clearcoat...
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Old 10-27-06, 06:09 AM
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You could ride clipless; no offending straps to rub.
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Old 10-27-06, 06:17 AM
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Yes it would be a stupid thing to do. Cranks are not an investment.
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Put them on, take a pic, it will last a lifetime. Then get out and ride.
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polish them with the insides of your shoes (while riding).
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Old 10-27-06, 07:44 AM
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fetishism at its best.
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i wouldn't bother, but if you really wanna, how about clear nailpolish?
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Old 10-27-06, 09:42 AM
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Wrap them with bar tape to match your bars. Do the chainstay, too.
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Remove the cranks, seal them under glass. Run beside your bike and jump on when at speed.
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Old 10-27-06, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by shot
This is a rad idea. Finally, a way to match my cranks to my deep-v's!
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Old 10-27-06, 02:46 PM
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I like the idea of doing a leather wrap with corset lacing on the inside of the crank arms...

That would go so well with the leather wrapped toe clips, and the leather wrapped top tube.. and the leather chainstay protector, and the leather mudflaps...
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