Re: Cold bending 1 piece cranks?
I have bent a lot of one piece cranks, not always on purpose! I have found that trying to hold on to them well enough while bending in the spot you want can be difficult. Heat at the point of bending makes sure it will bend where you want it to. Also very difficult to keep the pedals on the same plain once your done. Sometimes it goes well and other times you mess with them for hours. Easier to just buy a wide offset three piece pedal crank.