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Old September 30th, 2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Replacements for Grafton cranks

My venerable Grafton cranks have developed stress fractures around the bolt area so are in need of a replacement.

Any suggestions for something that 'll fit a square taper BB. Most seem to be splined or octalink at the moment, and I'd like to keep on using the Royce bottom bracket if possible.

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Old September 30th, 2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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Get on ebay:

Cook Bros (all variations)
Topline
RaceFace
Kooka
Rictchey
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Theres loads!

I love crank shopping! You should have no problem finding some nice oldskool cranks...

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Old September 30th, 2004, 4:28 PM   #3
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I'd probs suggest old shimano, suntour, specialized as being the most useable. I tried both cooks & topline on my Yo & both were surprisingly low in quality. Depends on wether you want to ride it or just for it to look cool
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Old September 30th, 2004, 6:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. Think I'll keep a look out for something cold forged, maybe some old Ritchey Logics.

It's a shame about the Graftons, good looking but not the last word in strength.

I have some Hershey cranks on my Ti and they've held up remarkably well, but I'd imagine they're quite hard to track down these days.

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Old October 1st, 2004, 3:38 AM   #5
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HERSHEY are exceptionally rare in the UK!
try ebay.com & .de for the rarer stuff
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Old October 1st, 2004, 8:51 AM   #6
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Old October 1st, 2004, 10:47 AM   #7
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VERY nice cranks, mucho dollar I bet
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Old October 1st, 2004, 11:05 AM   #8
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I was always confused as to whether Cooks Quality Products were the same as Cooks Bros Racing. They have a similar profile but the CQPs look beefier.

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Old October 1st, 2004, 11:06 AM   #9
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VERY nice cranks, mucho dollar I bet
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In 1992 this Crankset cost about 1800 German Marks (1100 US$) :shock:

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Old October 30th, 2004, 2:07 PM   #10
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Race Face Forged I Beams are the best combination of lightweight pretty to look at and strong.
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Old October 30th, 2004, 3:32 PM   #11
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while I agree that RF have made some of the most useable aftermarket cranks for some time now. You really couldnt pass up those CQP ti cranks, even if just to hang them on the wall!
I heard of a friend of a friend who has a grafton speed controller canti on their bathroom light switch recently! no BS!


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