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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2014, 01:40:30 AM »
2.5pc cranks were the ones where the crankarms were not fixed onto the spindle. They made a permanent stop on one side of the spindle and the splines were bigger on one side so that the crankarm could slide over the other side.

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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2014, 02:06:45 AM »
F#ck you Primo!

Why?

Because Brian Foster, that's why.

Yep and good old Stricker. Once both of them got kicked it was fuck you primo
I don't know about you and others but,I don't buy parts based on who rides for what company,I buy parts based on how they are made and the quality of them.At the end of the day,Primo is still making some of the same parts and designing new ones even though those two are not on the team anymore.

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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2014, 04:31:03 AM »
2.5pc are really just 3pc with one of the end bolts built into the spindle
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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2014, 06:35:04 AM »
Wombolt style cranks are a godsend, I don't know how you goofy bastards run those ankle killer Primo style cranks. Actually, mostly any other crank other than Twunderbolts hate my ankles so thank you, G.

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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2014, 07:09:41 AM »
That would make the old powerbites 12 piece cranks.

4x pinch bolts
2x spindle bolts
2x arm
2x pedal boss
1x spindle
1xsprocket bolt.

This is stupid. A generic 3pc 48 spline crank would then be a 5pc crank.

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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2014, 08:36:41 AM »
6, you forgot the sprocket bolt.

This whole thread is full of stupid.

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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2014, 08:38:08 AM »
That would make the old powerbites 12 piece cranks.

4x pinch bolts
2x spindle bolts
2x arm
2x pedal boss
1x spindle
1xsprocket bolt.

This is stupid. A generic 3pc 48 spline crank would then be a 5pc crank.

And it's stupid for people to care about 2.5 peice cranks being really 3 peice cranks. It was an attempt at humor.

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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2014, 09:03:50 AM »
6, you forgot the sprocket bolt.

This whole thread is full of stupid.

what about the washers?
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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2014, 09:11:24 AM »
Profiles come with a sticker too?

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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2014, 09:17:00 AM »
Profiles come with a sticker too?

count it
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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2014, 01:32:21 PM »
I had a friend who got the powerbite without inserts when they came like that. Paid the equivalent to $350 for them (american parts were super expensive in Sweden back in the day). Then ran them reverse as he also had bought a LSD hub. They stripped after 20 min. Never facepalmed so hard...

he drilled a bigger bore through the arms and bolted on two big bolts with threads and ran them for 2 more years.
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« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2014, 03:02:51 PM »
I used to have the old powerbites without an insert, just straight aluminum. Never had a problem with those.

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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2014, 09:47:29 PM »
I had a set of those I bought off my friend. Way sick.

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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2014, 11:16:02 AM »
eh, not into these. i'll stick to my fly/suelo cranks
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Re: finally new powerbites.
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2014, 05:46:21 PM »
This is funny because...

its pretty pointless making a crankset that was designed as a 3pc into a 2pc. for years after i started the only 2pc crank out was some dodgy sounding khe one, they were a joke. its only cos of wombolts (which were designed to be 2pc from the start) that they became viable again.

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the main downside is for sprocket removal/replacement, if you run your sprocket on the side of the cranks with the fixed arm, you have to take the whole thing out to replace it.
this also goes for adjusting crankarm/bb spacing etc. might not be an issue for many people but its a definite inferiority of 2pc cranks compared to 3pc.

I have to agree.

theres also the point that if you have an issue with a 3pc crank arm, its possible to fit a replacement easily. if you stuff up the fixed arm on a 2pc you pretty much might as well buy a whole new set of cranks

plus now it seems like the majority of companys are moving to splined sprockets in a 22mm or 24mm interface, so in fact primo are not really tailoring their range to what the consumers want.

True.

what i hate most is the aesthetics. over the last few years primo has taken some of its most trusted and revered classic parts and redesigned them making a mockery of them.
the remix with the piddley piss weak bearings in it, and now this. Primo were THE shit back 10-15 years back (before odyssey really stepped up their game), and now they come out with a load of nasty looking inferior remakes of their old parts, and rasta complete wheels. apparently the new V monster is decent, though it might as well not be a vmonster as they ditched the classic tread design

i wonder how long primo will last, seems like tips plus is gonna make way more money off stranger and cult because those are the sort of brands kids want to buy, irrespective of how good their products actually are. engineering stands for nothing in bmx because of the adolescent consumerbase who wants stuff with weed references and half assed illuminate imagery

I have to agree. BUT it's not just because of Cult Stranger or other brands. Innovating would have been the way to go and indeed, they didn't.

Also i would like to add that i thought Primo is pretty big.
I THINK have seen belts for idk what kind of motors, with the Pr1mo logo, super thin 20" racing comets and other racing tires... Seems like they are in a lot more than 'Just' bmx.
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Re: finally new powerbites.
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