Custom build cranks???

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  1. Zilla

    Zilla Guest

    I have an idea I want to try on cranks. Who can custom build them for me at a reasonable price?

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  2. Only cranks get their own cranks made!
     
  3. A Muzi

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    "Zilla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I have an idea I want to try on cranks. Who can custom build them for me at a reasonable price?

    Depends on what your idea entails.

    If it can be demonstrated with a cut crank there are plenty of machine shops who can write a CNC
    routine for a crank.

    If you want a good one you'll be stuck trying to get the attention of Shimano, Campagnolo and Sugino
    who forge arms.

    Perhaps CDI of Taiwan, who make midprice cranks for Bianchi and Santana among others. Their cranks
    appear to be made in a pressure-molded aluminum process similar to SR-Sakae's "melt-forge" system.
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  4. Jeff Wills

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    "Zilla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I have an idea I want to try on cranks. Who can custom build them for me at a reasonable price?

    Depends on how "custom" they are and what you consider "reasonable". A well-equipped machine shop
    should be able to make you anything you like.

    Email me privately and I'll probably be able to tell you if it's been done before. No sense in
    "reinventing the wheel".

    Jeff
     
  5. Dianne_1234

    Dianne_1234 Guest

    Feel free to email whoever (whomever?) you like, but I for one am curious about a new crank. Please
    post it here, too.

    [email protected] (Jeff Wills) wrote in message
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    > "Zilla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > I have an idea I want to try on cranks. Who can custom build them for me at a reasonable price?
    >
    > Depends on how "custom" they are and what you consider "reasonable". A well-equipped machine shop
    > should be able to make you anything you like.
    >
    > Email me privately and I'll probably be able to tell you if it's been done before. No sense in
    > "reinventing the wheel".
    >
    > Jeff
     
  6. Dion Dock

    Dion Dock Guest

    Boone Technologies made various custom cranks for a Velonews article several years ago.
    Unfortunately, they are out of the bicycle business and now make titanium rings. If you contacted
    them nicely, perhaps they would still make you a set. -Dion

    "A Muzi" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > "Zilla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > I have an idea I want to try on cranks. Who can custom build them for me at a reasonable price?
    >
    > Depends on what your idea entails.
    >
    > If it can be demonstrated with a cut crank there are plenty of machine
    shops
    > who can write a CNC routine for a crank.
    >
    > If you want a good one you'll be stuck trying to get the attention of Shimano, Campagnolo and
    > Sugino who forge arms.
    >
    > Perhaps CDI of Taiwan, who make midprice cranks for Bianchi and Santana among others. Their cranks
    > appear to be made in a pressure-molded aluminum process similar to SR-Sakae's "melt-forge" system.
    > --
    > Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
     
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