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11/14/2013 1:46 PM

So today i was riding and i noticed that my Pedals was moving. I looked my bike and i that the crank hardware was destroyed: Photo
I took my crank apart and i realised that even when its tight as fuck like this:

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It still moves. Well, then i take a look at my crank and i think that it is really fucked. I found what i think that are dents, and i think that is a bit bent, and i also think that the welds where the sprocket is carried and where the axle goes are damaged. Here are some pics, so you guys can tell me if its actually fucked and if i should buy new cranks. It also has been feeling like shit for a few months, but it imcreased the level of shit feeling after doing some gaps, like 5 ft or 6ft:

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11/14/2013 1:59 PM

si ni te aprieta yo pillaria bielas nuevas..

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11/14/2013 2:06 PM

get some thunderbolts and you will never have to worry about your cranks
all you need is to get another cluster wedge for replacement

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11/14/2013 2:09 PM

Those are more budget friendly cranks, I would say grease everything and run it for a while, but save your cash for new cranks.

They are beat up pretty bad, and if they feel bent, they likely are. I would get new ones ASAP.

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11/14/2013 2:09 PM

ultrasonic wrote:

get some thunderbolts and you will never have to worry about your cranks
all you need is to get another cluster wedge for ...more

I cant afford them, they are 190euros, what is at least 230 dollars.

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11/14/2013 2:13 PM

get new cranks

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11/14/2013 2:16 PM

Those definitely don't look like the greatest cranks ever made. One of the things about being a rider is that as your skill level increases, you end up having to purchase more legit components to make your bike last. Looks like it's time for you to buy some legit after-market cranks my dude!

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11/14/2013 2:18 PM

I also forgot to say that the axle is wore down.....
Some more opinions?

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11/14/2013 5:40 PM

Man I'm not gonna lie, just get some new cranks.
Try to survive with these for a little more and juts buy some new ones.
Look into Subrosa Bitchin's and Odyssey Thunderbolts.
Both great cranks.

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11/14/2013 5:58 PM

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11/14/2013 8:08 PM

The cranks in the picture are literally Walmart cranks just by looking at the welded sprocket "bolt". My Poverty Carmi cranks were probably 5x better than these tbh. Maybe try finding some other budget cranks? That's the easiest way.

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11/14/2013 9:36 PM

T-rider wrote:

I cant afford them, they are 190euros, what is at least 230 dollars.

i know and i have the same problem, but i'm saving some monies because i know they are worth it
you can buy cheaper stuff but when it comes to cranks i suggest you save the money, wait a little longer and buy something really strong
also thunderbolts are easy for maintenance

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11/14/2013 10:42 PM

isnowyaznV2 wrote:

The cranks in the picture are literally Walmart cranks just by looking at the welded sprocket "bolt". My Poverty Carmi cranks ...more

Verde prism 2012 stock ones hahaha.
What do you guys think about shadow noctis cranks? I can buy them for 119 euro.... Also, are primo hollowbites good?

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11/15/2013 11:04 AM

Noctis should be good. But dude, get the primo powerbites.

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11/15/2013 11:05 AM

T-rider wrote:

Verde prism 2012 stock ones hahaha.
What do you guys think about shadow noctis cranks? I can buy them for 119 euro.... Also, ...more

I've seen quite a few shadow cranks snap. theyre not bad i guess. I'd get the primos.

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11/15/2013 11:14 AM

The thing is that i can get the shadows for like 115€, while the primo´s are 157€. Anyways, if i have money for better cranks, i will but eclat marviks or thunderbolts. I am not going to buy new cranks untill christmas, so there is a lot of time to search deals and save money.

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11/15/2013 11:22 AM

Buy bonedeth cranks

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11/15/2013 5:31 PM

Dont get aluminum cranks. Look at Eclat Tibias. Ezra Geists, if you can find em. Look on Dans or Empire for some cheaper 48 spline cranks. Just get something man. Or weld that shit to the spindle. haha Some guy on here made his pinch bolt cranks a 2 piece. haha Or go for just a new crank are, if you can. I bet you people on here are selling cranks in the for sale section. Maybe you could work something out!

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11/15/2013 11:43 PM

MaximusBikes wrote:

Dont get aluminum cranks. Look at Eclat Tibias. Ezra Geists, if you can find em. Look on Dans or Empire for some cheaper 48 ...more

Why shouldn't he get Aluminium Cranks?

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11/16/2013 12:39 AM

MaximusBikes wrote:

Dont get aluminum cranks. Look at Eclat Tibias. Ezra Geists, if you can find em. Look on Dans or Empire for some cheaper 48 ...more

I live in spain:/

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