HOW BICYCLE CRANKS ARE MADE
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Profile Racing’s Jim Alley explains what it takes to create a pair of bike cranks. Profile Racing has been pumping out cranks since the early 80s and they’ve become one of the most trusted cranks in the BMX industry. Hit play and enjoy this informative look into Profile’s past and present crank-making process.
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The absolute best BMX crank ever made
A truly educational video, Jim. Thanks for the walk thru of a legendary BMX product. Man, you sure are very "hands on". I run a pair of Elites and it’s nice to know Profile’s owner fabricated those cranks personally. (All my BMX bikes are Profile crank spec’d)… Keep up the amazing work you and your crew provide in the cycling industry.
PS- I’m patiently awaiting the return of the Elite (nickel plated) chainrings to your inventory. I need finish a custom build and I cannot settle for less quality!! Please let me know when??
Only cranks I’ve ever broken.
Love it. I’ll be sure to buy from profile when possible.
WOOOW, it is nice to know that there is simple man behind this absolutely "cult" company!
I knew Profile Cranks were something special all the way back in the 80’s when I first saw the spline count on the spindle compared to the 401 Flights I was running at the time. Great video, what a kind guy.
America the continent you meant at the end, ok
Next time I’m in the market for a crank, I’m buying from you. Thank you for your service.
I have 4 sets of their cranks and after seeing their elite cranks maybe a couple more sets will be on my bikes 🤔
been a good while since i rode a set
I broke my DH cranks (Funn Hooka DH) two years ago, got a little crash on the road, also got a scar on my elbow. Since then I do not trust to aluminum cranks. I’ve installed CrMo BMX cranks and didn’t have a single issue with them. Love them.
An American shop. What a filthy dump.
What an artful hardworking legend.
Steel? Far too Heavy….
Are you guys hiring? I want greencard
❤❤tudo sobre bicicleta eu gosto👍
Really wished you guys would somehow integrate that (dub-tail fixture?) design you use from building your stems for your cranks & axle. Maybe an odd number for a two bolt clamp down. Never really trusted the spline design for any type of weight distribution, those are just made for belt drives.
Awesome. Stay USA!
Profile for life!
those elite cranks are ugly. sorry profile, i love your column cranks, it’s like a why mess with perfection kind of thing.
Very cool to see profile still making the best, I just didn’t expect it to be in a corner of some guys storage unit. Not exactly a state of the art facility is it. Still, they are the best so who cares how right?
Excellent products, thanks!
Nice project car in the background, I wonder if it’s planning to get fixed
Great work, i love it!
Good Bmx bikes are the most stronger bikes in the market
im 50 years old. Wen i first started riding i i rocked 1 piece cranks. When i started getting into BMX i and really building my own bikes I always wanted either red line flights or profile cranks. It would be a few more years buy i remember finally getting myself new profile crankset. Man that bike, to this day I miss that thing. I had a super rare acs from drum brake. That brake was SOOOO far ahead of its time. To this day when i see profile cranks on a bike i get stoked
My favorite cranks =;) Profile 2nd generation 💖 💪😎👌🙏💥
Respect! Thank you so much!
Cool craftwork! — it’s great to see domestic end-to-end manufacturing and in-house tool engineering for a ‘no-compromise’ product.
Handmade in Florida, USA
That press need safety covers, protection against long hair being pulled in.
What’s really sweet are the rare Profile Bmx bikes of the early 1980s. those are bad-ass
v cool process
As a kid a profile crank was on my wish list, now Im older I will defiantly buy a set on my next BMX build.
You guys are very proud of what you do there, and we’re very proud to run ’em.
I have the same 180mm moved from bike to bike since 98. I think it’s time to splurge on a new set (or two, son needs ’em now too.)
That was a fantastic story to watch. There’s some soul in every part. I love it.
Why so expensive? You can buy a motorcycle with the prices of new bicycle 🤣
Thats awesome they have a little hobber for those spindles.
Dutch cranks are solid!!
Shitmano should hire this guys to teach them how to make a good crankset. Pun intended.
Jim has an Elite business Profile. Good job man. This man will never retire.
wow, that took me back to the early 1980’s when I was a 10-13 year old kid! I started racing BMX back then and the 2 best cranksets you could buy were the redline flight’s and the profiles. Which brand you bought put you into a certain camp, it was a big deal, it was like the Ford vs Chevy camps that the neighborhood dad’s would settle into. So cool to see the owner/inventor still crafting away all these years later.
Wow, didn’t know Profile is just 1.5 hr north of me!!! I always try to support local manufacturers. When I was in IN I bought Sun Rims, so it looks like I’ll be adding Profile products to my bikes!!!
Thanks for the tour.
Can used aluminum for made crankset or only cromolium??
Always happy to sell your product thank you Profileracing !
The only thing thats Left on my old BMx bike And I didn’t know it was The real Deal my friends Were crazy Asking where did I Get one lol Now I know
Way more labor intensive than I would have imagined.