Cranks & Pedals
WTB Momentum Flat Pedals
$55 per pair
FSA SL-K Evo Carbon
104 bolt pattern
175 or 170
includes bottom brackets
FSA SL-K Carbon Light
Call for Availability
includes bottom brackets
regular or BB-30
All sizes in stock now.
FSA SL-K Carbon MegaExo
Limited Qty $1,200
Carbon crank set.
Includes Bottom Bracket
Viewpoint Hand Crank System
Call for price
The ORIGINAL Crank Shortners from Tandems East
Created by Mel in 1984
Adjustable aluminum crank shortener with English 9/16x 20 threading. Also available in 1/2″ for older steel cranks $140 per pair. ($155 for Extra Wide) 2 min. installed. 4 positions redesigned with rounded corners. Fits all cranks. We have produced these for 30 years. Does not mar cranks. Available in standard and wide sizes for $140 and extra wide versions at $155. Shortens the crank length by 24mm, 41mm, 59mm & 76mm. Reduce cranks by up to 3”
Standard fits around a 31.2 crank
Wide fits around a 39.5
Extra Wide fits 45.5
US Patent # 5743,546
Available for Tandems East Original Standard and Wide crank shortners a 1″ pedal bolt for $30 per pair. These are good for exercycles with steel cranks.
Shimano SPD Model 520 Pedals
$60 per pair
130 x 74 BP
Triple or Double set
Weight with Chainrings 865 gr
da Vinci Cranks
Lengths Available: 150mm – 180mm
Adult size Tandem Cranks
with triple and timing chain rings
Square Taper only
No bbs included
How do you know if your child needs crank shortners or a Ride2 child kiddie crank conversion?
1) Rule of thumb – if the child is 7 years old they can generally use crank shortners. An easy method for testing this – lower the seat in the stoker position to the lowest point, then have your child sit on the saddle with the crank in the down position. If their foot reaches at least 1/2 of the crank arm in the down position they can use crank shortners. They can enjoy Ride2 or Tandems East crank shortners until age 11 or 12.
2) Ride2 Kiddie Crank conversion is generally used from age 3½ to 7 years. When ordering it is important to know what type of crank you presently have on your tandem, the bolt pattern of the chainring (110mm or 130mm are most common). Also you need to know your seat tube size. Ride2 kiddie crank conversion can do 3 sizes; 1⅛”, 1¼” and 1⅜”, all hardware is provided and it takes standard metric Allen wrenches to install. Installation is usually a 45 minute job. If the child is just 3½ they will need a longer stoker boom, which generally run about $95. An inexpensive way to avoid the longer stoker extension purchase is to flip over the handlebars. Ride2 Kiddie Cranks come standard with 2 crank lengths, standard 110mm (for the very young rider) or 135mm for older children.
How to order the proper Crank Shortner
Check the width of your crank by measuring down about 3″ with your digital caliper (click here for purchase info) or use the poor man’s caliper (see info here). The photo below shows a crank 37.6mm wide, this crank will work with either the Tandems East Original Wide Crank Shortner or the Ride 2 Wide Crank Shortner.
Children's Steel Toe Clips & Pedals
$45 per pair
FSA Gossamer MegaExo
Carbon crank set
Stripped your crank threads out?
Don’t throw them away!
We repair cranks!
ONLY $45 each arm
Ride 2 Kiddie Crank
with 2 arm lengths 110mm and 135mm
Includes chainring & hardware
Ride 2 Wide Redesigned (Two) Crank Shortener
Child Crank Shorteners
Ride 2 unique cam system – very soon black only
Available in Standard, Wide or Extra Wide Width
Standard or Wide Width $135
Ride 2 Crank Shortners are designed for use by children under 85 lbs. If you need crank shortners for an adult, your best choice would be Tandems East Origin
Ride 2 Wide Crank Shortner
Ride 2 uses an eccentric cam system to take up slop. Will fit cranks up to 37.5mm or a hair wider. Easy to install with a 5mm Allen wrench and a 10mm open end or socket wrench, these are used to tighten eccentrics. A small bottle of LocTite is provided for the 5mm stainless steel socket bolt (must be applied by installer).
This item is generally used by children 7 to 11 years old.
In the photos above, the Ride 2 Wide Crank Shortner is installed.
Notice how cams press up against crank arm to eliminate slop.
* Custom length cranks available, call for prices.
Kid Back Conversions
Child conversions are good for children from 3½ to 7 years old, after that try crank shortners.
*Complete conversions include bottom bracket shell with clamp, BB plus sizing shim, axle, crank set, 110 – 135mm arms, 36 tooth chain ring, long crank bolts, spacer washers and chain.
Not sure? Call us. We are happy to advise, we have done many. Two Big Questions: ”Are your cranks 110×74 or 130×74″? The second question is “What size is your seat tube?” 1⅛”, 1¼”, 1⅜”?