Quick fix for cranks and good ones to buy?

Quick fix for cranks and good ones to buy?

Post by surnd » Mon, 19 May 2008 07:49:12


The explenation:
My mom took my unicycle to her class about four weeks ago and i guess
they took it apart a bit (it is a kids mechanical type class) i checked
it out when i got it back and it seemed fine so i have been riding it
with 0 issues.But lately i have been hearing a clicking sound and was
dumb enough to ignore :mad:  it thinking it had to do with a new tire.
anyhow one pedal had been re-screwed and over tightened so now my crank
is shot it is a Torker LX 24" we went camping yesterday so i started to
muni and then my pedal fell out proving that the crank is truly toast (
i saw it was crooked but tightened it straight before riding thinking
it had just come unscrewed).
the question(s):
is there anyway to fix it temporarily? and what type of cranks should i
buy i want to get good ones but  do not want to spend tons of money.?

My mom is willing to pay half because it is half her fault that it is
ruined. I am going to camp i a week and a half for the summer so i need
something that will last at least till i get back and possible buy a
new uni any help would be nice:D

p.s. i learned my lesson if it make a noise something is wrong:(

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Post by sigv » Mon, 19 May 2008 07:52:04

Quote:

> The explenation:
> My mom took my unicycle to her class about four weeks ago and i guess
> they took it apart a bit (it is a kids mechanical type class) i checked
> it out when i got it back and it seemed fine so i have been riding it
> with 0 issues.But lately i have been hearing a clicking sound and was
> dumb enough to ignore :mad:  it thinking it had to do with a new tire.
> anyhow one pedal had been re-screwed and over tightened so now my crank
> is shot it is a Torker LX 24" we went camping yesterday so i started to
> muni and then my pedal fell out proving that the crank is truly toast (
> i saw it was crooked but tightened it straight before riding thinking
> it had just come unscrewed).
> the question(s):
> is there anyway to fix it temporarily? and what type of cranks should i
> buy i want to get good ones but  do not want to spend tons of money.?

> My mom is willing to pay half because it is half her fault that it is
> ruined. I am going to camp i a week and a half for the summer so i need
> something that will last at least till i get back and possible buy a
> new uni any help would be nice:D

> p.s. i learned my lesson if it make a noise something is wrong:(

Well a kris holm wheel crank and hub would be the best, but that costs
a lot too..
Is the hub broken or just the crank, and, are you sure? on my old
unicycle i bought new cranks and it turned out to be the hub that was
broken!
(the hub is the thing between the cranks holding the spokes right?) :o

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Post by surnd » Mon, 19 May 2008 07:58:12

it is the crank what happened is some kid overtightened the pedal so
much that it shredded the threads, but because it was so nice and
"tight" i unwittingly kept riding every day and so the crank is truly
dead, it it almost smooth inside :(

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Post by jamess » Mon, 19 May 2008 07:54:15

You may as well get a whole new unicycle as then you will be able to
trust that it won't break.

The 'nimbus ISIS 24'
(http://SportToday.org/) is one of the
best out there and is cheap in comparison to the other top level Munis.

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Post by sigv » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:00:49

dude, get a wheelset, or a new unicycle, the nimbus 24" isis that
jamessd talked about is after what i've heard, great, and the kh 24" is
of course awesome, but anything KH and K1 costs a lot.. :(

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Post by hobo_chuc » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:02:18

Quote:

> Torker LX 24"

LX isn't splined, is it?

If it isn't, new square taper cranks are 12 bucks at UDC
Shipping shouldn't be too bad if you really are in Alabama, I think
they're based in Georgia.

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Post by surnd » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:17:00

Quote:

> Buy em from the home page of this site to help cover the costs of
> running Unicyclist.community

will do thanks i did not know that :)

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Post by hobo_chuc » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:11:51

Buy em from the home page of this site to help cover the costs of
running Unicyclist.community

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Post by hobo_chuc » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:14:22

Quote:

> yeah i want to get the nimbus at the end of the summer right now i am
> short on $$ because i just bought a car so i am hoping after my job
> ends this summer i can get one...

> i am thinking about just getting replacements because it only takes
> like two days to get here, i will probably end up doing that and then
> getting a new unicycle at the end of the summer

Nimbus X isis 20" is awesome, I have one.
'course, if you'll be doing mostly MUni then the 24" is the way to go.

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Post by Chrashin » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:21:14

Why not just order new cranks ' from udc'
(http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=860) You'll be rollin
again in 4 days.

I think 152mm are the std size for 24" wheel.

Why won't your mom pay all? you would not have had this problem if her
class didn't mess things up.

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Post by surnd » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:07:57

yeah i want to get the nimbus at the end of the summer right now i am
short on $$ because i just bought a car so i am hoping after my job
ends this summer i can get one...

i am thinking about just getting replacements because it only takes
like two days to get here, i will probably end up doing that and then
getting a new unicycle at the end of the summer

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Post by Universal Unicor » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:17:36

Quote:

> so the crank is truly dead, it it almost smooth inside :(

I can totally relate to that, since that is the condition of my
unicycle right now!  I'm trying to clean the remains of the crank out
of the pedal threads right now.  Does anyone know an easy way to do
that, so I can still use the pedal? :)

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Post by surnd » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:24:27

Quote:

> Why not just order new cranks ' from udc'
> (http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=860) You'll be rollin
> again in 4 days.

> I think 152mm are the std size for 24" wheel.

> Why won't your mom pay all? you would not have had this problem if her
> class didn't mess things up.

only one cranks is messed up she is hoping that the bike shop will just
sell one. i don't blame her i just want it fixed because all i can to
is wheel walk and i am bored !:mad:     :p that and i am going away
soon, and school is out so i can ride all day once i fix it

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Post by surnd » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:22:11

use an old toothbrush, twig or something of that nature, my dad cleaned
my pedal off by banging it with a wrench so the slivers came off. just
be careful of the bits of metal or you will stab yourself (like my dad
did)

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Post by hobo_chuc » Mon, 19 May 2008 08:26:57

Quote:

> only one cranks is messed up she is hoping that the bike shop will just
> sell one. i don't blame her i just want it fixed because all i can to
> is wheel walk and i am bored !:mad:     :p that and i am going away
> soon, and school is out so i can ride all day once i fix it

Call up UDC and see if they have an extra of one side;)

Chrashing, I beat you to it

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