Re: [CR]Stronglight "Depose" crank

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Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2001 10:36:04 -0500
To: Steve Freides <>, Classic Lightweights <>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Stronglight "Depose" crank

At 9:24 PM -0500 3/2/01, Steve Freides wrote:
>My long-awaited Meteor arrived earlier today; the non-drive side crank says
>Stronglight in big letters and "DEPOSE" in smaller ones. Is that some sort
>of generic term or a reference to the model?

It's not a model name, nor part of a model name. It means "registered" (as in a trade mark.)
>It has thread-on caps and thus, I think, it's cotterless.

If it wasn't cotterless, the cotters would be obvious.
>The bike is
>vintage approximately 1960 and I'm trying to determine what's original and
>what's not on it. The bolt circle is one I'm not familiar with and the
>rings are 52 and 36, with pretty big nuts and bolts holding the big ring on,
>13mm nuts, I'm guessing just by eyeballing them.
>Any info much appreciated. I'm hoping to finish putting it together and get
>it out on the road tomorrow or Sunday.

How many bolts?

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