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    Finally broke my beloved Lasco cranks.

    Will the hotshots please suggest some replacements?

    Thanks.
    Greg, your cartoonin' unicycler.

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  • #2
    lascos break easily, and bend easier. I would go with maybe some bicycle euros, or maybe nimbus X cranks or something. Odyssey Black Widows are nice too.

    Or get splined, as you might in the future. but that's expensive, so you probably don't want to.
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    • #3
      Splined cranks (which would be nice, I agree) would mean a new hub, and I'm not going to those lengths yet.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Fuego
        lascos break easily, and bend easier. I would go with maybe some bicycle euros, or maybe nimbus X cranks or something. Odyssey Black Widows are nice too.

        Or get splined, as you might in the future. but that's expensive, so you probably don't want to.
        The Odyssey Black Widow cranks are pretty. But they're not the strongest option. People have bent and broken the Odyssey cranks. The Odyssey cranks are also expensive.

        Kayote: What crank length are you looking for?

        The Kooka cranks are very strong and very stiff and very good. But you can't get them any more.
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        • #5
          I've been riding on 170s. I know that seems long to a lot of folks, but I like 'em. I'm on a 26" tire. If there's a convincing argument for going with shorter cranks, I might listen, but I was awfully fond of those 170s.

          Anybody?
          Greg, your cartoonin' unicycler.

          http://www.cafepress.com/unicycles

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          • #6
            You can get the Sugino 170mm tandem cranks. They're quality cranks and not expensive. You can order them online or from most bike shops. See this thread for the details and a link to where to order them online.
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            • #7
              I, personnally would go with the:
              170mm Bicycle Euro Cranks
              They seem to be your best option, although I have never heard anything about:
              Shimano Deore XT 170mm Cranks or the Dotek 170mm cranks.

              The shimano's are a bit pricy at 99 bucks, but of you ever get to the point of destroying BE cranks on a regular basis, and still don't want a splined setup, you might want to cough up and go for them. The dotek's are the same price as the BE's so you might want to try one or the other.
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              • #8
                A buddy of mine just got a set of those Doteks. Pity he's only been on them for a couple of weeks- I'd like to see how they hold up before buying anything...

                He got the Doteks to replace a pair of Bicycle Euros that were twisted to uselessness. I don't think I could keep a pair of those straight for very long. I certainly don't think they'd hold up to the little jump that broke my Lascos.

                Hey- TMax! That other thread I was referred to earlier was one of yours- how'd all that work out for ya? He'p a Memphis Unibrother out!
                Last edited by Kayote; 2005-01-30, 08:26 PM.
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                • #9
                  Just for the sake of it...
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                  • #10
                    im going to have a bunch of stuff for sale in the auction part of this site later tonite and one of those items is a torker DX wheel that has a splind hub and cranks..not sure on the price yet but it may be worth a look later. like 1am PST time.
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                    • #11
                      I've had real good luck with Nimbus X cranks on my Muni. I don't do big drops (probably 24-30 ") and they haven't come loose or bent. My Muni has been known to go tumbing violently downhill without me, though
                      If you ain't crashing, you ain't going fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!

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                      • #12
                        Get Euros. I think I spent somewhere around $30-35 US.

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                        • #13
                          Nah. No Euros. Like I said earlier, a buddy of mine just had to replace a pair. They twisted up pretty badly after very little time. It may just be a length thing- 170's kind of long for such a skinny piece of metal. Or maybe it's cause of weight. My pal's just over 200, and his son, who did most of the damage, is a football-player-sort of kid.
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                          • #14
                            Hmmm. Well, maybe they vary by batch or something. My 150s held up to 220 pounds dropping 18 inches. Just my 2c.

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                            • #15
                              That's encouraging. How long have you had (did you have) them? And what kind of riding do you do?
                              Last edited by Kayote; 2005-01-31, 10:59 AM.
                              Greg, your cartoonin' unicycler.

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