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Old 07-17-17, 03:42 PM
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165 stoker cranks options? Or: WTB 165 tandem cranks :)

Any options for these other than Da Vinci?

Any outboard BB options? I think FSA used to make 165 stoker cranks, but no more.

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Old 07-17-17, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by poopenfuhrer View Post
Any options for these other than Da Vinci?

Any outboard BB options? I think FSA used to make 165 stoker cranks, but no more.


We went through this excercise when building up our Machiatto. Options we found were Lightning, Middleburn, and Zinn.


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Could you buy two right cranks (square taper, octalink, ISIS, etc), then get one helicoiled?
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Old 07-17-17, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by diabloridr View Post
We went through this excercise when building up our Machiatto. Options we found were Lightning, Middleburn, and Zinn.


Good luck!
wow, lightning cranks are $1680 for a set. Nuts! Da Vinci is a steal compared to that!
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Could you buy two right cranks (square taper, octalink, ISIS, etc), then get one helicoiled?
I might have to look into this. The original thought for all this was that I wanted outboard bearing cranks because they would be simpler to disassemble for our travel tandem. Helicoil is not an option there because of the spindle, obviously.

But now that I see the prices on the above options, helicoiling square taper or octalink cranks is definitely an option. Davinci still leading the field for the non-outboard bearing cranks though.
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It should disassemble easily enough if you use extractor bolts.
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Yup, true enough.

Ok, so who here has actually helicoiled pedal threads? Where are the supplies available?
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I accidentally bought a Captains set that had been helicoiled without thinking.

I think the kits are pretty expensive, so if you're only doing one or two crank sets, talk to a couple of the better local bike shops about doing the work for you.

If making two rights into a right + left, you only need to do one side.
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Originally Posted by poopenfuhrer View Post
Ok, so who here has actually helicoiled pedal threads? Where are the supplies available?


We used a helicoiled Ultegra 6500 crank to create a 165mm left-hand stoker crank for the Speedster.


No issues in 18 years and a bunch of miles.


My bike shop did the work - I suspect most competent shops could take this on.
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FSA Gossamer 165mm stoker cranks may be available if you hunt around. We have a set that we like. I seem to recall it was about twice the cost of the matching captain crank.

With a BB30 spindle, you can have an external BB and use two right SRAM or Cannondale cranks (one helicoiled) plus a Cannondale SISL2 spindle to build a stoker crankset.
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I have a spare set of 165 davinci cranks available if you want them. They are in good shape but could use some polishing.
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Originally Posted by OneIsAllYouNeed View Post
FSA Gossamer 165mm stoker cranks may be available if you hunt around. We have a set that we like. I seem to recall it was about twice the cost of the matching captain crank.
You might want to check with Mark Johnson at Precision Tandems in Kansas (precisiontandems.com), as I seem to recall that he has a few New Old Stock (NOS) FSA Gossamer cranks, including a set of 165mm rear / stoker cranks. The front / captain cranks he has are probably 170mm.

Best to call 913.962.8866, but you can Email too: info2007@precisiontandems.com
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