2. How do I know if I have a one piece or
a three piece crank?
Just as the name implies, a one piece crank
consists of a single cast or forged piece of steel that comprises
both the crank arms and spindle. Three piece cranks consist of two
individual crank arms and a spindle and are made from a variety of
different materials. Three piece cranks generally are stronger than
one piece cranks.
3. What are the different crank lengths
and how do I determine what length I need?
Cranks come in a variety of different lengths
ranging from 135mm up to 190mm. In general, the taller you are the
longer the crank arm you may need to use. The two most common crank
lengths are 175mm and 180mm. To see what size crank you need Click Here.
4. What size pedals do I need for my cranks?
All one piece cranks use 1/2 inch pedals.
All two piece and three piece cranks use 9/16 inch pedals.
5. How do I determine what style bottom
bracket my cranks have?
Bottom brackets are available in four different
styles. These are European, Spanish, Mid and American. To see the
different style of bottom brackets, Click Here.