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Alright, these Cook cranks are complicated. i've noticed that even the more accomplished collectors are still in somewhat of a fog with these things. they were made by two different companies that did not get along and there are many different models with only slight variations.

i'm throwing out a bunch of photos here of a lot of the older generaions of cranks. if you have any history at all on companies and their feud or know the model's please let us know. if you have good photos of Cook cranks add them to the thread as well. the idea here is to have a complete record. i think i even found a sucker that might make a web page as a resource.

some of these cranks are the same but i thought i would stick them in there for eye candy anyway.

set #1
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks001.jpg">

set #2
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks002.jpg">

set #3
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks003.jpg">

set #4 these have a groove on the backside
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks004.jpg">
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks005.jpg">

set #5
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks006.jpg">

set #6
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks007.jpg">

set #7 groove on backside
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks008.jpg">

set #8 grove on side
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks009.jpg">

set #9 this one's really odd. one arm is groved on the side and the other is groved on the frontside
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks010.jpg">
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks012.jpg">

set #10 no groove at all
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks013.jpg">

set #11 steel cranks
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/cook%20cranks/Cookcranks014.jpg">

and just for fun my bottle opener
<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/misc/May18041.jpg">
 

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Veloculture said:
yeah, those were made by Cook Quality Products. these one's are actually Velodrome cranks in 167mm. i'd like to find some mountain one's.
wait,velodrome cranks,vintage.now you really got my attention.i love fixed gears,i love vintage parts,i relly love steel cranks,whos got more info(besides doug lexington):D
 

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I have a set of Cook Bros racing in 176, with a wallowed/expanded taper on the drive side. If someone has either a good drive side they'd like to trade to me or needs a good non drive side PM me. Not really looking to sell or buy, more interested in trading.

The cranks are from around 1989 and have grooves on the sides.

If this is inappropriate, please pull.
 

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Hey I have three sets, its not that satisfying.

I also have a stray left side RSR and a need for a new bottle opener. Sweet, the saw comes out tonight.
 

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Boy named SSue said:
Hey I have three sets, its not that satisfying.

I also have a stray left side RSR and a need for a new bottle opener. Sweet, the saw comes out tonight.
awesome. post pics.

now which model is the RSR again? i forget this everytime someone tells me. i honestly dont know the model most the cranks i posted.
 

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Veloculture said:
awesome. post pics.

now which model is the RSR again? i forget this everytime someone tells me. i honestly dont know the model most the cranks i posted.
Actually, it won't be too soon. I live in a small apartment in SF and have nonessentials in storage in my Mom's garage in the burbs.

Was that the piece you wanted to show off on your 'post your broken part/bottle opener thread'? We left you hanging on that one.

The RSR is the dogbone with the hollowed out back. The CBR is the samething if it isn't hollowed out. The bikepro sticky at the top is pretty good for Cook stuff.
 

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memories, I had a set of CBRs 181mm in black, guy I knew broke them doing trails type tricks. I'd be lovin life if they were on my Single right now.
 

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SKullman said:
memories, I had a set of CBRs 181mm in black, guy I knew broke them doing trails type tricks. I'd be lovin life if they were on my Single right now.
i took them off my SS just recently <img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/slingshot_singlespeed/3.jpg">
 

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Guys.. here's another one... I recon its a one-off....


 

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Jeroen said:
Guys.. here's another one... I recon its a one-off....
I think that is one of the ones that Cook Bothers sued CQP over for copyright infringement. Not oa one-off, but definately had a limited production.

Hey SKullMan, which arm of the 181's died? I still have a left side 181 after my drive side broke.
 
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