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Can you still get Magic motorcycle cranks?(2 posts)

Can you still get Magic motorcycle cranks?Thadimire
Jun 10, 2003 9:54 AM
I saw these a couple of years ago and was blown away. I thought that that Cannondale was no longer making them, but I saw a photo of one of the 2003 Seaco riders with the cranks.

Does any one know where I can get the cranks (or just crank arms) and a Italian thread BB for it?

Thanks
re: Can you still get Magic motorcycle cranks?russw19
Jun 10, 2003 3:46 PM
I don't think Cannondale makes them still. If I am correct their agreements with Alex Pong have expired. The Saeco rider may have had them for a while, depending on who it was... Cannondale has been their bike supplier for 5 years now. Or they could have been old stock. Your best bet is to continually search ebay for them.

Two problems you are going to run into.. even if you find them, you need to find extra rings too, or be able to CNC machine yourself a pair when yours wear out.. there is nothing else out there to fit them... and second.. they were only made to fit Cannondale frames to my knowledge... they were never to hit real after market sales. The problem in that for you is that all Cannondales have english bottom brackets. You would have to retap your driveside to make the bottom bracket for these work. They are cool looking and unique, but current FSA carbon cranks are lighter. So unless you are willing to deal with some potential big headaches for simply the coolness factor, get some other cranks.

Some of this could be bad info, but I worked at a Cannondale dealer for 7 years and rode these cranks for a year before replacing them at the time with a Syncros cromoly crank which was lighter and way stiffer. Now if anyone still has a Syncros road crank lying around... let me know, I need a 175.

Russ