Profile Racing’s Owner, Jim Alley, talks history while in the Dungeon! This time around he talks about the first production BMX cranks they made!
The From The Dungeon series from Profile Racing has arrived. This time around Proile’s owner Jim Alley digs up some of the first Box crank arm prototypes and discusses what went into making the first cranks from Profile Racing that has turned into the classic cranks you can find on many, many, many BMX bikes around the world. Take a look! This is super interesting if you have ever ran a pair of Profile cranks or you just love BMX history.
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“In celebration of Profile Racing’s 50th anniversary, owner and founder, Jim Alley, invites us into the company’s original Florida location where some sections of this dark and dusty industrial cave have been sealed off since 2004.
Over time, this building (appropriately named “The Dungeon” by employees) has become a time capsule; a host to historical artifacts capturing Profile’s legacy in both the automotive and bicycle industry.
Join us on this multi-episode series as we press record and let Jim imbue his wealth of knowledge on conjured pieces of the past.
This is From the Dungeon.
Episode #2: Progressive History of the Profile Racing Box Crank.
On episode #2 of From the Dungeon, Jim Alley gives us insight on the evolution of the Iconic Profile Racing Box Crank, Circa 1980/1981.
From the rudimentary original prototype, to the intricate and time consuming production model.
.37 — Eureka! Actual first prototype re-discovered.
1:46 — Details on the second prototype.
2:52 — Third prototype leading into Box Crank production.
4:13 — Very rare version of the Profile Tapered Square Box Crank.
4:52 — Progression Timeline of the Profile Box Crank
You can check out the complete history of Profile Racing as we cover each of it’s 50 years, weekly, over the course of 2018.
Check it out at www.profileracing.com”