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    Moonlander width crank alternatives?

    My new Puffin protos are here and the chainstay clearance is not what I'd hoped - the only cranks which will fit at the stage are Mr Whirlys on a Moonlander width spindle. I expect the Surly OD crank will also fit. However I've got another proto to build up which I'd rather do on the cheap(ish), any cheaper alternative cranks around with this much clearance?
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    Put any used ISIS crankset on Howitzer bottom bracket. May be with hammer

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    I think they would be too narrow - AFAIK they have a Q-factor around 174mm, I need at least 185mm. That much hammering not possible because of the chainstay yoke design.
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    Isis over isis or howitzer over howitzer are too narrow for moonlander, only pugsley compatible.
    But undocumented feature isis over howitzer (need old isis crank with spline backlash and brute force) gives moonlander's q-factor and chainline

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    Hammer modifications ... I thought that was a joke

    SRAM's new cranks are cheaper, and it's probably just as good, if not better.
    Universal Cycles -- Sram X.5 GXP Fat Bike Double Crankset - 10 Speed

    But the chain-line is very different, when compared to the Surly option.


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    Oh, and don't forget square taper ... A wide Phil Wood BB (155mm shaft) and the right arms might also get you what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    Hammer modifications ... I thought that was a joke
    In every joke only part of joke
    Surly mwod is more $300. IS-witzer is from $30.

    IMHO Sram X5 - best choise for pugsley compatible, i.e. 4" tyres on 80mm rims. It will be on my salsa mukluk.

    When raceface, sram or anyone else will release crankset with 213-215 mm q-factor and less $200, it will kill surly cranksets.

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