Hi, everyone ! Perhaps some of you can help me out. Is there a shop here in the Philippines that sells BMX bike parts?
I recently acquired a bmx racer, but the crank arms are too long for me. I'm pretty short at 5'0", so I'll probably need a 170mm 3-piece crankset to replace it (my bike currently has 175mm crank arms).
I'm almost tempted to buy online, but shipping is EXPENSIVE (60$! Nyeh!), and I'd rather save the cash . Much thanks to anyone who can help out !
Last Edit: Oct 6, 2007 22:39:24 GMT 8 by cmdrgabee
i have seen a filipino X gamer that was featured in jessica soho before... he's an asian x-games champ if i ain't mistaken. he also has a store of his own in novaliches, i think. he sells lots of bmx stuffs.
Thanks for the info, guys ! I called a dozen or so bike shops today and found a shop selling BMX cranksets, but their shortest one is 170mm . I'd rather buy something that's really fit for me. I even called a BMX-specific shop and they didn't have cranks either. *Sigh*
Daimler, that x gamer dude's shop may be my best bet, but I have no idea what his shop is called, or his shop's contact no. I guess I'll just have to look around...
To be specific, my BMX is a Haro SR20 www.harobikes.com/bmx/bikes/group1_sr20.php Its stock crank arms are 175mm, and I find it pretty long. It's very difficult to peddle standing up since I tend to lean to one side too much (My foot goes down too deep) . That's why I'm aiming for a 165mm crankset. I believe that's just about right for my height (or lack thereof x.x).
Thanks, ewik . I'll call Paulina's shop and see if they have there.
additional... i raced bmx in the 80s on a GT mach1, i used an odyssey excalibur 170mm 1-pc crank then... no problem naman... when i switched to flatland freestyle, i used the excalibur again on my torker 2 frame for the discipline... no problem again...
ewik's right, test it first... and that shimano dxr looks tough! like the saint crank!
if you wanna know, we have only a slight difference in height...
Thanks, kulot_salot ! I guess I can settle with 170mm then ! The shop I asked that had it was Cycle Art in Quiapo. They were selling their 3pc cranksets at 4,500php there. Perhaps I can still ask for a discount ! Still, my doors are open to 165mm cranksets, so if any of you guys know where I can get 'em here in the Phil, please do post !
Update: Hey, everyone ! I've decided to go with the 170mm crankset. It's not too short, not too long, and would also do pretty well when I'm pedaling uphill. Not sure how much cranksets cost here in the Phil, but the ones at Cycle Art'll cost me about 4,500php! Is that okay? I'll call 'em up tomorrow and ask for the brands .
Wombolt crank-Wombolt. One bolt. Get it? Yes, we're obviously aware that one-bolt configurations and two-piece cranks have been done before. However, what HASN'T been done before is the Wombolt's unique wedge cluster. This cluster is the heart of the system, and it addresses all of the issues found on ordinary cranks. Say goodbye to the "ankle-biting", pinch bolt cranks and difficult installations, loosening, and "wobble" issues found on archaic spline designs. 41 Thermal, Lighter and stronger and cheaper than simlar weighted systems. Lifetime guarantee on arms AND spindle. (around P6,000 w/o BB. additional P1,800 for the BB)
41 Thermal crank-4140 chromoly heat-treated hollow spindle. 41 thermal heat-treated arms. RHD/LHD ready. One piece, machined spindle lug/sprocket bolt lug. Japanese sealed bottom bracket (American/Press fit or Euro). Crank arm remover. Profile compatible. Black. Lifetime guarantee. (around P4,500)
Made by Odyssey. Built for Freestyle riding, heavy for racing use. tough though
Ewik! Where'd you find those? Which bike shop? The Odyssey Thermal crank looks pretty sweet! I'm not sure if they have that in 170mm though!
Btw, has anyone been to Cycle Art? I'm thinking of purchasing my 170mm cranks there. Dunno WHEN I'll actually be able to drop by the shop. I don't have the time or the patience to travel all the way to Quiapo (Too lazy ba? Heheh). I live in T. Morato area, so yeah, Quiapo is quite a ways away.