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#1 2012-11-19 2:47pm

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Crank question...Profiles

So I see that Profile has these new "spline Drive" sprockets....now, typically, you would have to use the bossless cranks that they sell.  What I'm wondering is if I just used the typical left crank arm on the right side, switched pedals and all that jazz....

Will that work?  It's like the hillbilly version, but I'm just wondering..roll

It's really more of I'm a cheap ass that don't wanna pay for the bossless cranks....

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#2 2012-11-19 2:52pm

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Re: Crank question...Profiles

Nope. Your pedals will spin off eventually. You can just remove the boss bolt and run them that way. I asked Profile if they had a flush mount bolt, but they do not.

They gave me the specs on what would work. I have that info at home and if I remember, I'll post it up.


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#3 2012-11-19 2:52pm

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Oh, for an easy fix, they suggested filling the boss hole with silicon. I don't like that idea as I may run a regular sprocket some day.


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#4 2012-11-19 4:12pm

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Re: Crank question...Profiles

the cool thing about a spline drive sprocket is that you could use a rhd crank and still run lhd, you dont need to flip crank arms or anything just flip the sprocket and the spacers.
i have spline drive sprockets on 3 of my bikes and i love them, i dont see my self going back to a regular sprocket unless im running something that isnt 19mm 48spline
and all 3 of my cranks has bosses for a sprocket bolt wink

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#5 2012-11-19 4:45pm

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Re: Crank question...Profiles

So removing the boss bolt will do the trick huh? cool.  Flipping the sprocket and the spacers......I'm not quite following....are you running LHD?

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#6 2012-11-19 5:02pm

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Re: Crank question...Profiles

If running LHD, swap spacers. If running RHD, remove the boss bolt.


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#7 2012-11-19 5:14pm

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Re: Crank question...Profiles

big_smile

thx.  Done.

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