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    What crank for BFLs on Clown Shoes

    I have a Carver O'Beast with BFLs and Clown Shoes. My MWOD is in serious need of help. I am looking to replace it with something lighter. Any recomendations that will give me full use of all the gears with a double up front. I don't like the Surly OD due to the 1990 era bolt pattern.

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    E*thirteen seems to have a crank with larger offset now too. Those might fit your setup.
    I use mwod on my moonlander though. need some better bearings on them.

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    9-0-7 170 mm frame, BFL's, MWOD, ten x two.

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    Not a fan of the MWOD either. Lack of crank arm clearance makes proper bash fitting impossible. Had to massacre my tooth fairy to fit it. To make things worse, the 58mm spider means that the only thing supporting a bash is the mid ring itself. I put a brand new chainring on, mated to a bash. First minor rock hit on the first ride put it out of true.

    A fat bike is supposed to be a go anywhere/ride anything bike. Not having a useful bash is a major liability in the rocks. No ISCG for a taco bash either.

    Not sure where to go with it. I need the granny for deep snow, but I also need a tougher crankset that can handle moderate hits to a bash.

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    Re: What crank for BFLs on Clown Shoes

    Phil Wood with Middleburn?

    --Lars
    --Peace

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    ive got a Ti Obeast with x type middleburns with a plus 5mm ? offset

    moves inner to middle and middle to outer position

    clearing bud on a marge lite

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozz View Post
    ive got a Ti Obeast with x type middleburns with a plus 5mm ? offset

    moves inner to middle and middle to outer position

    clearing bud on a marge lite
    Nice stuff

    Though my Witjira frame is comparable and i got Middleburn crank with Rolling darryl and Bud/Lou - The standard Mono chainring didnt clear the tire for the 2 inner rings. My lbs had some first generation 100mm Middleburn crank stuff though that positioned the ring further outward and that solved my problem.

    I like the middleburn very much - very high quality cranks.
    But would recomment to only go for them when you have a lbs that is willing to test the fit of them with BFL and clown shoes.

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