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Kirk Pacenti
11-21-2012, 01:01 PM
Time flies when you're having fun!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9856980@N02/8205167499/in/photostream

Cheers,

KP

bobswire
11-21-2012, 01:50 PM
Wow, 17 years ago, time sure flies when you are having fun.
I was still in construction and about 20 + lbs heavier ( the guy on the left).
Just so you know there is life after work.
http://i49.tinypic.com/54ssr7.jpghttp://i47.tinypic.com/21opyso.jpg

phcollard
11-21-2012, 01:53 PM
Wow, 17 years ago, time sure flies when you are having fun.
I was still in construction and about 20 + lbs heavier.
Just so you know there is life after work.

Which one is you on that picture Bob? Anyways... you look younger now than 17 years ago :)

Hindmost
11-21-2012, 03:15 PM
That would have been about a year after I stopped by the factory and picked up my Off Road and matching Mag 21.

oliver1850
11-21-2012, 03:46 PM
How long did Trek continue to sell frames made in Santa Cruz? Were they sold as Treks or Bontragers?

Kirk Pacenti
11-21-2012, 04:43 PM
How long did Trek continue to sell frames made in Santa Cruz? Were they sold as Treks or Bontragers?

The kept the SC shop open about 1.5 years after they bought the company.

Cheers,
KP

John H.
11-21-2012, 05:36 PM
Trek had a pile of racelites when they closed the factory.
Man, they gave those things away-

Kirk Pacenti
11-22-2012, 08:11 AM
Trek had a pile of racelites when they closed the factory.
Man, they gave those things away-

Yeah, I thought about buying a few of them... you could get a fully built Race Lite w/ XT and Judy fork for about $850.00 - or 1/3rd MSRP!

I am still kicking myself for not getting at least one of them.

Cheers,
KP

bobswire
11-22-2012, 08:55 AM
Kirk,I know you worked with the Schwinn Paramounts, do you have insight into the Yeti Homegrowns?
My 1998 Homegrown is still my go to HT mountain bike.

Kirk Pacenti
11-22-2012, 09:49 AM
Kirk,I know you worked with the Schwinn Paramounts, do you have insight into the Yeti Homegrowns?
My 1998 Homegrown is still my go to HT mountain bike.

To the best of my knowledge those bikes were built by Yeti. Though some may have been built by SAPA too.

Cheers,
KP

54ny77
12-17-2012, 10:55 AM
Kirk I just read a blurb about you doing the producing of EE cranks. Care to elaborate? Some of the early photos that Fariwheel wrote about looked pretty darned cool. What kind of chainring compatibility will they have? Any chance of doing 'em in silver, anodized or polished?

Kirk Pacenti
12-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Kirk I just read a blurb about you doing the producing of EE cranks. Care to elaborate? Some of the early photos that Fariwheel wrote about looked pretty darned cool. What kind of chainring compatibility will they have? Any chance of doing 'em in silver, anodized or polished?

We'll have more details in 5-6 weeks.

Cheers,
KP

Kirk Pacenti
12-19-2012, 09:07 AM
This (http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/12/18/pacenti-licenses-eecycleworks-crank-design-brings-eecranks-to-life/#comments) was all supposed to be "off the record"... oh well. Y'all might as well take a look...

Cheers,
KP

559Rando
12-19-2012, 01:30 PM
Kirk, that's a LIGHT crank. I wish you great success with it!

Gummee
12-19-2012, 01:41 PM
So much for 'off the record.'

Saw that earlier. I'd love to say 'I'm the market for that' but I'm too broke to pay ...hey look! A chicken!

M

Joachim
12-19-2012, 02:14 PM
This (http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/12/18/pacenti-licenses-eecycleworks-crank-design-brings-eecranks-to-life/#comments) was all supposed to be "off the record"... oh well. Y'all might as well take a look...

Cheers,
KP

Man, a set of those will look awesome in black on my future JKS.....I read you will be taking pre-orders :)

Kirk Pacenti
12-19-2012, 03:56 PM
Man, a set of those will look awesome in black on my future JKS.....I read you will be taking pre-orders :)

Yes, just email me and we'll put your name on the list.

Cheers,
KP

crownjewelwl
12-19-2012, 04:37 PM
This (http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/12/18/pacenti-licenses-eecycleworks-crank-design-brings-eecranks-to-life/#comments) was all supposed to be "off the record"... oh well. Y'all might as well take a look...

Cheers,
KP

the site is called bikeRUMOR after all...good luck with production...those look tasty

whforrest
12-21-2012, 03:08 PM
I have been pestering this company to get these cranks in silver. Black doesn't fit my current bike build and removing the finish will end the warranty. I'll have to wait until the silver comes out.

I'm happy that you are taking on this project. I own the ee brakes and love the design.

all the best, bill

54ny77
12-21-2012, 07:03 PM
photo taken from the ww site.

from reading various things, it looks like it's customizable in a variety of ways--stiffness, lengths, etc.

if i owned 'em i'd rather see some sort of sleeve over those tubes though, looks like they'd be too susceptible to getting messed up and/or getting gunk all over. (assuming regular use--if on special infrequent ride, then i guess it doesn't matter).

wild stuff though, no doubt.

http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ciamillo-gravitas-carbon-fiber-crankset-details1.jpg

jds108
12-21-2012, 07:40 PM
Kirk - I haven't seen any of the EE cranks first hand, but I am very interested. Does the setup use a wavy washer ala campy UT to keep the axle from moving side-to-side? I am hoping the answer is no....

54ny77 you've got pics there if Ciamillo products. AFAIK, they have nothing to do with EE or Kirk.

54ny77
12-22-2012, 10:15 AM
......

54ny77
12-26-2012, 08:11 PM
Is this going to be an EE crank or a Ciamillo crank?

There was a locked thread over on WW that got really weird.

The photos of the EE crank appeared on that thread and Ciamillo was talking about it as if it was his crank/design.

It's hard to tell what's what.

DrSpoke
12-26-2012, 08:24 PM
Yeah, I thought about buying a few of them... you could get a fully built Race Lite w/ XT and Judy fork for about $850.00 - or 1/3rd MSRP!

I am still kicking myself for not getting at least one of them.

Cheers,
KP

Got one! And still have it. Though I think I paid about $1K at Supergo. Which is about the same as I had paid for my Privateer S w/V-brake upgrade about a year earlier. I think the titanium frame complete bikes were a bit over $2K at the time. I always like the Road Lites too.

Kirk Pacenti
01-26-2013, 03:00 PM
Kirk - I haven't seen any of the EE cranks first hand, but I am very interested. Does the setup use a wavy washer ala campy UT to keep the axle from moving side-to-side? I am hoping the answer is no....

Yes, it may [will] require some .005" spacers or a wave washer. Fwiw, I am with you; I don't like the idea of using spacers or washers. But you must realize that this is not a shortcoming of the crank design, but rather a BB shell tolerance issue.

The industry standard for shell width tolerances is +/- 1mm. Unlike cranks with thru-holes in one arm that allows the crank to bottom out on the bearing, cranks like the EE and Campagnolo (among others) have positive stops and must account for the slop in the shell machining somehow.

I'd concede that on the face of it, spacers and washers may seem like an inelegant solution. But they do work perfectly well and are very, very light. There really is no down side other than the possibility offending one's aesthetic sensibilities. ;)

Here's a spy shot of this weeks progress. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9856980@N02/


Cheers,
KP

Charles M
01-26-2013, 04:11 PM
Is this going to be an EE crank or a Ciamillo crank?

There was a locked thread over on WW that got really weird.

The photos of the EE crank appeared on that thread and Ciamillo was talking about it as if it was his crank/design.

It's hard to tell what's what.

Ciamillo wasn't at all implying that the ee were his design. And Craig doesn't claim to have designed Ciamillos.

Much like his thread, users posted one crank in the other thread and users then got mixed up.

The carbon tubed crank on page one is ciamillos.

Lets not make a problem where one doesn't exist.

JeremyS
01-26-2013, 04:18 PM
I was working for Trek at the end of the Bontrager era. I remember someone I worked with nabbed a TiLite for $400 or something ridiculous, and everyone was running around on the 24" bontager cruisers that corporate had knocked down to $200 complete for employees.

krismac23
01-26-2013, 04:51 PM
Yes, it may [will] require some .005" spacers or a wave washer. Fwiw, I am with you; I don't like the idea of using spacers or washers. But you must realize that this is not a shortcoming of the crank design, but rather a BB shell tolerance
KP

I know this kind of defeats he purpose but any hope of incorporating a power meter in the future?

Kirk Pacenti
01-26-2013, 04:52 PM
I know this kind of defeats he purpose but any hope of incorporating a power meter in the future?

I am getting lot's of request for this... maybe someday.

Cheers,
KP

Kirk Pacenti
02-01-2013, 05:38 PM
They are really starting to shape up now.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9856980@N02/8435815349/in/photostream

whforrest
02-01-2013, 08:07 PM
Please Kirk, I need this in silver for my custom bike build. I've been begging for 3 yrs. ee can confirm it.

Email:

Whforrest@gmail.com

Charles M
02-01-2013, 08:33 PM
You could borrow these, but they're white...

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/charles/eepez.jpg

Kirk Pacenti
02-02-2013, 06:54 AM
You could borrow these, but they're white...

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/charles/eepez.jpg

Pez,

Wow, those look pretty good. Did you have them painted (or powdercoated)?

Cheers,
KP

Charles M
02-02-2013, 10:12 PM
Custom paint to match the lug work on a project bike... Creamy white.

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/charles/kbedfordfairwheel.jpg

That thread's here:

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=122785

I like the base design... I had these on another project a couple of years ago as well.

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/tech/nahbs10/102nahblarge.jpg

Kirk Pacenti
02-04-2013, 08:38 AM
That is an amazing bike.

Cheers,
KP

Kirk Pacenti
02-18-2013, 10:06 AM
I have been getting a lot of inquiries about chainline for our new crank. The pre-production prototypes were made with a 42.8mm chainline. However, we've made a minor revision to the design so that our chainline will be exactly the same as Shimano at 43.5mm when it goes into production.

Cheers,
KP.

madcow
02-19-2013, 09:46 AM
The last few days I've been putting aside some different cranks for our 5th installment of our crank test and I came across these in one of my boxes. I thought some of you might like to see them. These are 3 different versions of the crank the led to the current version that is now in production.

54ny77
02-19-2013, 09:48 AM
madcow, will you be testing thm's m3 by chance?

madcow
02-19-2013, 09:57 AM
Yes. So far we in the next round we are planning on Thm M3, DA 9000, Tune Smartfoot, Pacenti/EE and hopefully one of the new Ciamillo cranks.

zap
02-19-2013, 02:57 PM
How about testing hollowgram slsi2's. There appears to be a lot of interest.

Kirk Pacenti
03-21-2013, 09:00 PM
Off to the test lab tomorrow...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9856980@N02/8577874363/in/photostream

Cheers,
KP

Kirk Pacenti
03-22-2013, 07:54 AM
Yes. So far we in the next round we are planning on Thm M3, DA 9000, Tune Smartfoot, Pacenti/EE and hopefully one of the new Ciamillo cranks.

Madcow,


We'll get you the latest version for testing ASAP.