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 Post subject: WTD: Short cranks
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:47 am 
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Hi all.
I'm after a double or triple crankset / chainset with shorter arms, 155, 160 or 165mm probably OK.
Ideally with rings but without OK.
Matching BB might be useful too if possible.

Used is fine but must be in good order

Cheers! :D


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 Post subject: Re: WTD: Short cranks
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:07 am 
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Have you tried Spa Cycles? Their XD cranks are excellent (have bought several 160s for the kids over the years) - and only £25.


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If you want early period correct, you can get a 175mm XT M730 converted into 155mm but its not cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: WTD: Short cranks
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:59 am 
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hamster wrote:
Have you tried Spa Cycles? Their XD cranks are excellent (have bought several 160s for the kids over the years) - and only £25.


That, my friend, looks like it might just be the ticket. Many thanks for the pointer :D


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 Post subject: Re: WTD: Short cranks
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:40 am 
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I suppose the question I should ask is - compared to a commonly available 170mm crank of which I have some, a 160mm could be expected to shorten the reach by a staggering 10mm.

Is that really going to make a difference? Fat pedals like tripletraps would make up most of the difference on that. and there is no way if a 170/175mm crank is OK for me that a 160mm is going to be right for someone barely a metre tall.

Not sure on the ergonomics of it all - I'm off to do some research - but I suspect I should be looking for something more like 150mm or even less than that perhaps for my youngun, which are not at all common. Well, not if you want something not made of pig iron off a hellfrauds megablast.

Anyone got any leads?


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 Post subject: Re: WTD: Short cranks
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:07 pm 
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Maybe there are options...

https://kidsracing.co.uk/products/sinz- ... 6049012799


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