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    Bought these last week from Williwoods (thanks Will, they look great!). The most interesting thing about them is the single speed chainring, which is apparently one of only a handful of prototypes that never went into production (correct me if I'm wrong, I'm just relaying what I've heard). If that's the case, then I'm guessing these are more or less unique. I will, however, be removing the single ring and putting the spider back on so I can use these on my Bontrager restoration. More on that in an upcoming thread .
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    I bought these new in the early or mid 90's. These are actually warranty replaicement cranks. I broke the first set so they sent me these. I rode them until 1999 or 2000,then about 5 years ago I put them on my Univega Boralyn. After I broke the frame I found a crack at the square taper,I asume it was from the same crash.The last photo shows the crack. I also have a Cook Bros B.B. that I think is a great design.I loved being able to adjust the chain line.
    This thread has brought back some great memorys.Thanks
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    are those CQP's? ...how old?




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    Quote Originally Posted by zingel
    are those CQP's? ...how old?




    Those are Toplines or Graftons. There is a way to tell them apart but I forgot. Both were made by the same fab shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Those are Toplines or Graftons. There is a way to tell them apart but I forgot. Both were made by the same fab shop.
    Thx! Do you know when they started their production?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingel
    Thx! Do you know when they started their production?
    They first came out onto the market in 1991 I believe. They were sold as Graftons for maybe a year or so and then Topline after that.. Bikepro.com has the full story. Google grafton, topline and bikepro and you should pull it up.

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    here are my regenerated one
    (there is a little mistake , who is able to show me this one? )












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    Ummm...is the mistake that there is no period in the word "BROS"?
    It should say "BROS." ?

    By the way HOW did you do that?? I have a few silver sets with black spyders that I wouldn't mind having in that cool bead blasted looking silver finish!
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    ring timing?

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    crank caps?

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    Is it that they are going to oxidize since you did not clear anodize them after scotch briting them or that you painted the logo on rather than laser etching them? Oh and the dot in bros.

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    Restoring 1997 E-Cranks

    Hello:

    Does anyone know where to get these restored/re-anodized to their original color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miltonei
    Hello:

    Does anyone know where to get these restored/re-anodized to their original color?

    Any place that does anodizing should be able to do it. Might not be a perfect original match...but close. Not sure how the etching will fair.
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    Check the vintage bmx site. A guy there has had a whole bunch of hubs and arms done. I think his web name is masterstint

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    Cook Racing steel cranks

    I can get a set of Cook Racing steel cranks (as in #11 above). Apparently it requires a special bottom bracket. Can anyone tell me about this? PM me, please.

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    Here's what I picked up last year, long before I learned about all of these Cook/Cook's issues. I thought Cook Bros is Cook's is Cook Bros. Live and learn.

    Speaking of which, can anyone tell me about what I have here - model, vintage, just an expensive paper weight, worth using, etc.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    Here's what I picked up last year, long before I learned about all of these Cook/Cook's issues. I thought Cook Bros is Cook's is Cook Bros. Live and learn.

    Speaking of which, can anyone tell me about what I have here - model, vintage, just an expensive paper weight, worth using, etc.?
    Nice effect with your mug in the dust caps. Do those have a 110mm or 94mm bcd? Just bring them over and I'll deal with them.
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    Pro-Lite by CQP

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    After years of bouncing off the Rockies on my singlespeed, these have retired to my parts bin. 177mm CQP Pro-Lite. I ran them with a weird Euro-BMX Style BB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YETIFIED
    Nice effect with your mug in the dust caps. Do those have a 110mm or 94mm bcd? Just bring them over and I'll deal with them.
    I don't think any of those earlier Cooks came in compact.

    F and E cranks, sure, but not these.
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    Rumpfy,

    Those "Cook's" or "CQP" old style crank arms probably never came in compact, but Cook Bros. Racing's later generation (mid-late 1990s made by Jack Witmer) did make "dog bone" type crank arms in the compact size-but they were probably the last generation of those cranks before the E and F removeable spyder type arms started to phase out the "dog bone" type crank arms and they were probably too heavy for the weight weenie crowd who probably preferred compact cranks...
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    New life to a Cook Crank...

    I recently acquired a set of Cook crank arms. They were scratched and anodized blue. I wanted these to reside on a cruiser project that I have been working on for a while. I removed the anodization, removed the majority of scratches and polished the heck of the set. I think they came out looking pretty good.
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    Ano green huh? Why green?

    I've yet to have anything reanodized. Spendy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Ano green huh? Why green?

    I've yet to have anything reanodized. Spendy?
    Something other than blue or purple One of my projects will feature green ano. Should come out good. About a $100 for seatpost, crank, chainring, and rear hub.

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    some cqp cranks i havent seen posted yet...

    these have been sitting in my what-the-hell-am-i-gonna-do-with-these? parts bin for a good long while now. 174mm, road spider. massive and not light, but still cool. ive never seen another set of these, but that means diddly.

    anyone know anything?

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    Does anyone know which model these Cook Bros cranks are?
    3 ring or 2 ring? Spacers?



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    The Cook's Crank Thread To End All Cook Crank Threads

    Quote Originally Posted by burritoguru
    Does anyone know which model these Cook Bros cranks are?
    3 ring or 2 ring? Spacers?


    Hey burritoguru-
    Those look to me like Cook Bros. Racing (Jack Witmer generation) MTB cranks for 3 rings from about 1987-1988 because it has the "newer" font/logo as opposed to the original CBR logo lettering, but it still has the older beefy spyder with the ledge for the outer ring, then a middle ring would go on the inside of the spyder on the same bolt as the outer ring and then there are the threaded holes below for the smaller "granny" ring that requires extra long bolts and thick spacers...You can see the marks where the rings used to be!
    If anyone knows what size bolts and spacers are needed to fit the 3 rings on there please chime in, I could always use more of those for some of my cranksets that are missing bolts/spacers
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    I'm new here and I'm curious as to what a set of the E type cranks are worth? There are some in the classifieds that would look good on my Attitude. E bay wasn't too much help. Thanks

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    There are few different versions of Cook Bros Racing E cranks, so it depends upon the version and obviously the condition to determine a value for a set of vintage cranks, plus something is only "worth" what someone is willing to pay for it...
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    Also be careful not to out yourself...someone will swipe them out from underneath you if they're below market value.
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    bolts and spacers

    Does anyone have pics of the bolts and spacers with measurements?
    If possible would anybody be trusting enough to let me borrow them to get new ones machined? Asking a lot, but you never know.
    I live in SF CA
    Thanks for the response Fatmikeynyc

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    Cook Bros. Racing RSR

    DHL just delivered these NOS Cook Bros. Racing RSR cranks from merry old England. Boy oh boy are they nice! These are the compact version, so I am assuming they are a later model. It would have been nice to also get the crank arm caps, but when I bought a similar set back in mid-1990s (same color, not compact), I took them off and threw them away. These are going on my Ted Wojcik project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    DHL just delivered these NOS Cook Bros. Racing RSR cranks from merry old England. Boy oh boy are they nice! These are the compact version, so I am assuming they are a later model. It would have been nice to also get the crank arm caps, but when I bought a similar set back in mid-1990s (same color, not compact), I took them off and threw them away. These are going on my Ted Wojcik project.

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    misterdangerpants,

    Nice score!!!

    But I now must publicly reprimand you for throwing out your crank arm caps!!!
    Not only do you now have no dust caps, you also now must be told that they go for like $50+ on eBay!
    (I just poured salt in your wound simply because I'm jealous that you have those NOS crank arms )
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    Heres a pic my polished ones :







    my black ones : (will go on my Merlin project)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
    misterdangerpants,

    Nice score!!!

    But I now must publicly reprimand you for throwing out your crank arm caps!!!
    Not only do you now have no dust caps, you also now must be told that they go for like $50+ on eBay!
    (I just poured salt in your wound simply because I'm jealous that you have those NOS crank arms )
    thanks! was just at the right place at the right time. 3 minutes after they were posted, I scooped them up. wasn't in a rush to get these, as I really wanted the perfect NOS set, and luck was on my side (for once).

    yes, I cringed last time I saw some of the CBR crank arm caps go for a tidy sum up on eBay. crazy. I really never liked them, so never even installed them. don't think any of my friends even wanted them!

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    E2 Silver 170mm

    Hi,

    Finally tracked down a spyder (thanks Nick!). Here's my E2. Didn't think it would be this light



    Btw Excellent thread for CBR noobs like me!

    Ben

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    Hello Everyone, and Happy New Year.

    Does anyone have the dimensions for the spacers used on the E-cranks? I have moved around too much, and I can no longer find them. I have seen that the dimensions have been talked about before, so, I hope that someone might have them. Likewise, any information on where one might find a set would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
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    A little help please!

    I'm trying to remove the spider from a Cook Bros. Racing RSR crank arm. The torx bolt came out with no problem, should the spider just pop off...there is no lock ring or anything holding it on, but it's really stuck on there.

    This is what I have. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Om Flyer
    I'm trying to remove the spider from a Cook Bros. Racing RSR crank arm. The torx bolt came out with no problem, should the spider just pop off...there is no lock ring or anything holding it on, but it's really stuck on there.

    This is what I have. Thanks
    OM-

    Why are you trying to remove the spyder from those nice cranks? Are you trying to use the arms with a different chain wheel or something?

    Once you remove the torx bolt you have not loosened the spyder at all, you essentially just removed the torx bolt that makes sure that the spyder doesn't ever come loose while riding, that spyder is pressed onto that arm with NO intention of EVER coming off, so if you try to remove the spyder you are going to make a mess out of those crank arms and possibly render them useless.

    I have never really seen anyone successfully take the spyder off of Cook Bros Racing RSR or CBR or any of the dog bone style cranks (Maybe the Cook's or CQP ones can come off?) without causing some type of cosmetic or functional damage. I happen to have the same RSR drive side crank arm and spyder that you do but the arm is cracked, if it's the Cook Bros Racing spyder that you need feel free to PM me to inquire about that as it's useless other than for the spyder (if someone knows how to remove it properly) I also have a bizarre silver Cook Bros Racing CBR set where the spyder has been successfully removed but it appears that there was some type of alteration made to the drive side to get that spyder off...Let me know if you want to see photos of what that looks like as I have taken photos of those crank arms and seperate spyder and it looks like the spyder will not function properly with the drive side arm but that one could probably put a Single Chain Wheel like a Profile BMX ring for a Single Speed type bike...Which is what it sounds like you are trying to do with your RSR cranks... ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
    OM-

    Why are you trying to remove the spyder from those nice cranks? Are you trying to use the arms with a different chain wheel or something?

    Once you remove the torx bolt you have not loosened the spyder at all, you essentially just removed the torx bolt that makes sure that the spyder doesn't ever come loose while riding, that spyder is pressed onto that arm with NO intention of EVER coming off, so if you try to remove the spyder you are going to make a mess out of those crank arms and possibly render them useless.

    I have never really seen anyone successfully take the spyder off of Cook Bros Racing RSR or CBR or any of the dog bone style cranks (Maybe the Cook's or CQP ones can come off?) without causing some type of cosmetic or functional damage. I happen to have the same RSR drive side crank arm and spyder that you do but the arm is cracked, if it's the Cook Bros Racing spyder that you need feel free to PM me to inquire about that as it's useless other than for the spyder (if someone knows how to remove it properly) I also have a bizarre silver Cook Bros Racing CBR set where the spyder has been successfully removed but it appears that there was some type of alteration made to the drive side to get that spyder off...Let me know if you want to see photos of what that looks like as I have taken photos of those crank arms and seperate spyder and it looks like the spyder will not function properly with the drive side arm but that one could probably put a Single Chain Wheel like a Profile BMX ring for a Single Speed type bike...Which is what it sounds like you are trying to do with your RSR cranks... ?

    Hey Mike,
    I'm just trying to install a single chain ring to use on a SS set-up, so all I really want to do is tighten the hidden chain ring bolt under the drive arm...not to worry----I haven't reached for the hammer yet.
    .. If I see this bike on display with those GT bars, I am bringing my hacksaw!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Om Flyer
    Hey Mike,
    I'm just trying to install a single chain ring to use on a SS set-up, so all I really want to do is tighten the hidden chain ring bolt under the drive arm...not to worry----I haven't reached for the hammer yet.
    That sounds like it would look very cool, like with a Profile Imperial BMX ring/chainwheel in black? Unfortunately I don't think it will work, the RSR arms are milled out so it might even break or crack while you're trying to remove the spyder or something worse might happen while riding...If you back-track through this thread, or at least on this forum, I think this topic came up and someone said that Jack Witmer of Cook Bros. Racing said that you should NEVER remove the sptder from the Cook Bros crank arm! He did make some special one-off re-issue "Dog Bonz" that were meant for SS gearing but fat chance locating those...even i was too dumb to stock up when they were available
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    New question here. CBR "E" bottom bracket taper?

    This is SUCH a great thread!

    I have a question for the Cook Bros. experts here:

    I have an "E" series crankset; 176mm; 58mm/110mm; but I can't remember what bottom bracket these require (I mean the taper, not the spindle length).
    JIS square taper?

    Thanks.
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    Hi cadence90, they need a JIS - square taper. There is also the option for an ISO - sqare taper. The constraint will be that the crank is about 2 mm closer to the middle of the frame, i.e. you would need a slightly longer spindle.
    ciao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasumichin
    Hi cadence90, they need a JIS - square taper. There is also the option for an ISO - sqare taper. The constraint will be that the crank is about 2 mm closer to the middle of the frame, i.e. you would need a slightly longer spindle.
    ciao!
    Thanks rasumichin.
    I'm not sure what you mean by "an ISO - square taper" (i.e. Campagnolo) option, though; how can that be?
    They must require either JIS or ISO, no?

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    ...to my knowledge both fit. The crankarms are made for JIS but the ISO (frequently built on italian cranks as campa or gipiemme) also fits with the abovementioned constraint for the chainline.
    I have an old dura ace crank on a mavic 610 bb which has an iso taper. Before I used the dura ace bb. There is only a difference of 2 mm in the chainline now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatykoko
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    After years of bouncing off the Rockies on my singlespeed, these have retired to my parts bin. 177mm CQP Pro-Lite. I ran them with a weird Euro-BMX Style BB.

    These have been sitting around too long
    www.ebay.com Item Number 180392416125

    Free shipping to anyone who mentions this thread...

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    How 'bout a back rub too? Starting at two bills! Dang.
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    here are some E style cranks up on ebay, to all that may be interested...

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    Can You still find these Cranks?

    I just discovered that my non-drive 1996 Cook Bros Racing E is cracked. I checked through the forum and it seems that the only way to find them is E-Bay.

    Is there any other way to replace one of these?
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    Find a pair at a shop somewhere, invent a time machine, or pray that some forum reader and put two and two together and offer some to you?
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    been waiting to post these along with my bike


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    1996 Cook Bros E racing, Drive side

    My other crank cracked. I was going to try to replace it and keep my original 1996 Merlin the same but I don't think I am going to find another one.

    If anyone is interested, I would like to trade for an old-school 175 74/110 ISO/JIS set since my old Phil Woods bottom bracket is still fine. I guess I will post this on the trade forum. Just thought that this might be a good place to let people know and hope this isn't breaking the rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete_mcc
    Some of my NOS cooks stuff:



    another RSR crank, seatpost, stem, another BB, ring, QR:



    Just for good measures:




    The rest of its on my bikes (set of Road dogbones on the roadie slingshot, RSRs and rings and qrs on the modern Seven, old CBRs on the Fat Ti), not being greedy am I? It will all get used eventually or passed on to people who will!
    I'm really diggin these cranks and am considering a set for my y-bike build. If anyone wants to sell a nice set with the visible five arm spider, please let me know...Thanks!

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    Jack Witmer is back in business!
    http://www.cookbros.com/

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    Thanks for the link, just sent them an email.

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    Ohh, can I play? Okay it's not a mountain bike crank, but it is a Cook's. I have seen a couple of road CBR cranks, but this is the only track crank in the Cook family I have ever seen..
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    Maybe cook cranks?

    Okay I've been looking everywhere online trying to find out what cranks I found, but I have had no luck. Scanning through these photos though make me think I might have a pair of cook cranks, or a set that are very similar.

    These cranks are 170s, and the BCD is 110. If you can't tell from the photos the pedal ends are capped on the inside. There are no markings anywhere on the cranks.






    If anyone has seen a set like these let me know.

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    Yeah those are either grafton or topline......

    not CBR or any other sub branding in the great cook family

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    Cool thanks

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    i still have a set of silver cqp 181's from around 1985/86 and i even have one of those layback seatposts from my bmx days 1980/82ish? i think theoreticly it would be possible to have (back then) a cookbro's aheadset system with chris king cups,though you may have had to make your own upper race. I made my own upper race,stem and solid 7075 steerer on my klien rascal at the time there was only a written description of tioga's threadless system in one magazine.

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    Hi All, has anyone got a left-hand (non drive) F crank they want to sell? 175mm any colour

    been searching HIGH and LOW for this!!

    thanks

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    I have a pair of cook cranks from around 88 ,the drive side spindle hole is rounded .Anyway to repair? Or make a bottle opener out of them?

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    Make a bottle opener, then sell the non-drive side to fund a couple nice brews to try it out on!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    CooksBros for sale

    In the latest BRAIN, (Bicycle Retailer and Industry News), in the classifieds, there is an ad stating that Cooks Bros, it's entire inventory, tooling, intelectual property, and stash of rare parts is up for grabs.

    Could be the ultimate vintage grab.
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    Please settle an argument

    Hey-

    My buddy and I both combed over this thread a few times, he and I both have Cook cranks and various parts... can any Cook experts on here settle what crank and bar are on my Smorgasbord? Please see the pics, I can email larger images too if needed. We would really appreciate an answer as we've been arguing for days over what is what.

    Thanks!

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    I am surprised that no one has brought up the "safety seatpost" that CBR (Jack Whitmer era) was advertising for a while. Never saw one in person, just on the web site. Maybe nobody bought one?

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    Man I wish this bike was a 29er. I'd ride it all the time but now it just sits. Bummer.
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    Here they are, oops!


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    My Igleheart 953 650B SS is going to be showcased at the 2011 NAHBS and I thought it would be cool to throw some parts from the 1990s to add some flair. It'll be sporting some Kooka Racha levers and Nuke Proof Twist Tight levers. It's also getting these NOS goodies (with a Homebrewed Components 36T titanium chainring):

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    Thanks to this thread I was able to find out that Cook's is back in business! Anyone tried out the Bonz cranksets yet? I desperately want a pair for my neo retro build!

    Good lord those Cook's from misterdangerpants are stunning.

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    Hopefully these are Cooks, so I don't get flamed....
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    Does anyone have a set of the Heiroglyphic cranks?
    Otherwise I'll have to get some snaps of mine to post
    On this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatykoko View Post
    <img src=https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2582673866_34b54dc001.jpg><br><img src=https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2581846901_dde0d00c62.jpg><br>
    After years of bouncing off the Rockies on my singlespeed, these have retired to my parts bin. 177mm CQP Pro-Lite. I ran them with a weird Euro-BMX Style BB.
    I have a set like that.

    What kind of BB?



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    Can anyone tell me what exactly these are? Year is approx '94 or '95, no machining / cutout on back. They are on my M2 Stumpjumper

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    not too hard to get the spiders off, press fitted

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc View Post
    OM-

    Why are you trying to remove the spyder from those nice cranks? Are you trying to use the arms with a different chain wheel or something?

    Once you remove the torx bolt you have not loosened the spyder at all, you essentially just removed the torx bolt that makes sure that the spyder doesn't ever come loose while riding, that spyder is pressed onto that arm with NO intention of EVER coming off, so if you try to remove the spyder you are going to make a mess out of those crank arms and possibly render them useless.

    I have never really seen anyone successfully take the spyder off of Cook Bros Racing RSR or CBR or any of the dog bone style cranks (Maybe the Cook's or CQP ones can come off?) without causing some type of cosmetic or functional damage. I happen to have the same RSR drive side crank arm and spyder that you do but the arm is cracked, if it's the Cook Bros Racing spyder that you need feel free to PM me to inquire about that as it's useless other than for the spyder (if someone knows how to remove it properly) I also have a bizarre silver Cook Bros Racing CBR set where the spyder has been successfully removed but it appears that there was some type of alteration made to the drive side to get that spyder off...Let me know if you want to see photos of what that looks like as I have taken photos of those crank arms and seperate spyder and it looks like the spyder will not function properly with the drive side arm but that one could probably put a Single Chain Wheel like a Profile BMX ring for a Single Speed type bike...Which is what it sounds like you are trying to do with your RSR cranks... ?
    Spiders are pressed fit on, just remove the fixing bolt and press out

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    Some CBR's

    Cool Set I may be partingwith shortly.
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    Oddly, I have a set of CBRs that I didn't realize was missing the securing bolt when I used them on a build. On my first climb, they slipped but only rotated a few degrees. I didn't really know how to get them back to normal to put the bolt in, I was planning on bolting the cranks onto a board and putting pressure in the opposite direction. In the mean time, I still rode the bike a bit as it was and the spider slipped a couple of times and eventually came off after a couple of rides. Once it was off, it was very easy to get back in place and the only tool I needed was a mallet. No scratches or evidence of my ham-fistedness. Oh, and those three pins visible on the spider that look like they go through to the arms to anchor them together, they don't.

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    A few years ago I was intrigued by this thread and remembering how cool it would have been to have a set of CBR's BITD.
    Now I realize I am a hoarder of cool old bike parts:









    And for good measure:





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    I hope some road cranks don't offend anyone - PCH model. They seem to be a rare bird.


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    The spider on the road cranks is eye catching.

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    UK buyer is after a set of RSR 176 cranks, don't mind the colour or wear to logo but must have perfect tapers and threads please

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswheels View Post
    Spiders are pressed fit on, just remove the fixing bolt and press out
    ...then re-press a new spyder on, reinstall the BHCS, drive in three new pins (the holes for which will probably be damaged during the removal process), throw it on a (custom) truing stand and true up the arms of the spyder. At least that how we used to build 'em...

    I love the word "just"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    A few years ago I was intrigued by this thread and remembering how cool it would have been to have a set of CBR's BITD.
    Now I realize I am a hoarder of cool old bike parts:

    Fun Stuff
    Your violet e-spyder is on backwards...

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    Cqp

    Hi, have a pair of violet cqp cranks that im trying to fit onto my klein attitude from 1992.
    The spindle i have is 125 x25 (for XT M730) and seems too short.

    Does anyone know if a 130mm spindle (for klein)
    would be correct for the CQP's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoMike View Post
    Your violet e-spyder is on backwards...

    No, but it's missing the small ring. Gladly trade that violet ring for an equal black ring:

    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    No, but it's missing the small ring. Gladly trade that violet ring for an equal black ring:
    Well, if you ever run it as a triple you may want to flip around...or not, really don't care...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoMike View Post
    Well, if you ever run it as a triple you may want to flip around...or not, really don't care...
    Flipped before used.
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    Saddens me to know that my old Haro...XT/American Classic/Cooks cranks/handbuilt hoops is probably rotting away in some garage in the midwest somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    What's going on here?!?
    We're all rich!
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    Are you saying I overpaid?

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    Lovely set of over stretched tapers - marked up by gradual tightening right onto the main axle !! on 9/12. They would make nice bottle openers after a few more hours use.

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    Need some Cooks info....

    What was the shortest length the dog bone cranks came in?



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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    What was the shortest length the dog bone cranks came in?
    Probably 171mm...

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    I have a set in 161mm on a mini BMX.

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    Not sure if these are the type you have in mind, but hey, it's a Cook Crank thread so it's another picture of Cooks to enjoy.

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    Does anyone have a NON-DRIVE arm they'd like to part with?? Mine cracked at the taper.
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    Just found this thread...

    It's been awhile since I had a working set of CB's cranks.

    Please look here to see if this happened often:
    I was installing new rings. This is what they should have looked like when done.
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    But, alas, there was a problem.
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    Wait... more problems.
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    ...and more problems.
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    They were good while they lasted, which was a pretty long time.
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    After that I got Middleburns for my ST BB.
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