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Cranks on left side?
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Has there ever been bikes manufactured with cranks on the left side?
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That would mean a lot of other system components would need to redesigned as well. What would be the reason for wanting them on the left?
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(03-07-2013, 10:38 AM)krashTest Wrote:  Has there ever been bikes manufactured with cranks on the left side?
BMX has left hand drive bottom brackets & cranks. Sheldon Brown did it, also did a dual side drive.
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(03-07-2013, 09:53 PM)RBurrelli Wrote:  That would mean a lot of other system components would need to redesigned as well. What would be the reason for wanting them on the left?

I can't imagine why someone would want them on the left or how it could be in anyway feasible.

It came up in discussion with a fellow bike 'enthusiast.' Though when they asked 'what side is the crank on again?' I was left a little dumbfounded.

Just had to ask the question I suppose.
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Some BMX guys like them as they like to ride the right side down rails etc...
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(03-09-2013, 02:51 AM)1FJEF Wrote:  Some BMX guys like them as they like to ride the right side down rails etc...

Interesting, thanks!
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many rental tandems around Songshunhu in China, have independent pedaling / coasting drives with chains and freewheels on both sides of the bike. These are single speed machines.
Nigel
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