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Old August 11th 05, 02:57 PM
Peter
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Hi Girls,

I would like buy a cocker.

What for a good crank size can i get?

thanks Peter

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Old August 11th 05, 04:03 PM
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For first timers on a Coker, the best size is probably 140 or 150 mm
cranks. Once you get good, you may want to switch to 125 mm, depending
on the type of riding you're doing.


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Old August 11th 05, 04:08 PM
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Gilby, I am surprised you fell for that.


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Old August 11th 05, 06:59 PM
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Old August 11th 05, 07:28 PM
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S_Wallis wrote:
*Gilby, I am surprised you fell for that. *



Yeah, I thought it was a joke at first, but it was posted from the
newsgroup by a familiar email address, a german unicyclist. So I gave
the benefit of the doubt and gave a brief answer.


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Old August 15th 05, 02:02 PM
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Thanks Gilby,
I get 114, after my crash by downhill this morning.
I think 114 is to smal.

S_Wally: Gilby, I am surprised you fell for that.

what is your problem?

Peter

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Old August 15th 05, 10:27 PM
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Peter wrote:
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S_Wally: Gilby, I am surprised you fell for that.

what is your problem?

Peter *[/color]


I think they were a little confused by your spelling of coker (cocker
sounds to similar to cock which is rather rude english slang) and the
fact that you addressed your message to girls.

114mm is a very short length for coker cranks. For long distance road
riding I use 125mm cranks on my coker. I know Ken Looi uses shorter
than that some times, but only if the terrain warrants it. He also has
the advantage of a lighter than usual coker wheel because of all the
upgrades to his coker.

According to Ken converting your coker wheel to a tubeless system,
replacing the spokes with lighter weight ones and using an airfoil rim
allows you to end up with a lighter wheel that will handle shorter
cranks better.

eg if you are happy with 125mm cranks and then make the above changers
to your coker, you will probably be able to use 114mm cranks.

For a relatively new unicyclist I would recommend 150mm cranks until you
get used to riding a big wheel.

For an experienced rider who has ridden a 28" wheel I would recommend
going straight to 125mm cranks.


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Old August 15th 05, 11:09 PM
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Lets see.

His name is Peter (nickname for phallus)
He asks about a cocker (phallic) crank (phallic) size.

...then asks the "girls" what he can "get" with a "good crank size"

...then he mentions how 114" (4.5") is small. (which it kinda is).


I'm still working on my interpretation of "crash by downhill this
morning"


peter.bier wrote:
*I think they were a little confused by your spelling of coker (cocker
sounds to similar to cock which is rather rude english slang) and the
fact that you addressed your message to girls.

114mm is a very short length for coker cranks. For long distance road
riding I use 125mm cranks on my coker. I know Ken Looi uses shorter
than that some times, but only if the terrain warrants it. He also
has the advantage of a lighter than usual coker wheel because of all
the upgrades to his coker.

According to Ken converting your coker wheel to a tubeless system,
replacing the spokes with lighter weight ones and using an airfoil rim
allows you to end up with a lighter wheel that will handle shorter
cranks better.

eg if you are happy with 125mm cranks and then make the above changers
to your coker, you will probably be able to use 114mm cranks.

For a relatively new unicyclist I would recommend 150mm cranks until
you get used to riding a big wheel.

For an experienced rider who has ridden a 28" wheel I would recommend
going straight to 125mm cranks. *




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Old August 15th 05, 11:14 PM
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mscalisi wrote:
* (4.5") is small. (which it kinda is).
*



Why, how thick are they normally?


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Old August 15th 05, 11:18 PM
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Mikefule wrote:
*Why, how thick are they normally? *



LOL!!!

We ARE talking about crank arms aren't we?


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