Re: [CR]WTB: a left crank arm, oooold Campy Record (pre-'67)


Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 11:10:14 -0400
From: Jerry & Liz Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <jfbender@umich.edu>
Cc: Mark Bulgier <mark@bulgier.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]WTB: a left crank arm, oooold Campy Record (pre-'67)
References: <3.0.5.32.20010704085534.0173cb00@j.imap.itd.umich.edu>


I think Campy lefts are at least easier to find than other lefts. Stronglight rights did not suffer Campy's cracking problems, so there are a lot of Stronglight rights around with no lefts. I have at least two mod 93 rights with no mate.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Joseph Bender-Zanoni wrote:
> You know it's kind of funny. In theory the parts boxes should be awash with
> left cranks due to broken rights. The infamous cracks at the crank spider
> junction plus the fact that the spider itself is loaded twice as
> frequently. And at least for me I know my right leg is stronger and I
> suspect that's the majority. But try and find a left ...
>
> Joe
>
> At 09:15 PM 7/3/01 -0700, Mark Bulgier wrote:
> >I know this is a long shot but...
> >
> >Just bought a Bianchi Specialissima on ebay, original owner said it was a
> >'63, a rustbucket but I relish a challenge. I thought it was mechanically
> >perfect but under the grime there is a crack in the left crank.
> >
> >It's a 170, and it goes with the right that has the 151mm bolt circle
> >diameter, a slightly different look than the later cranks. I have a later
> >crank I can ride it with for now, I just hope I don't run into any CR
> >members out on the road - y'all are the only people who will know it's the
> >wrong crank. ("Your left crank - it ain't right!")
> >
> >Anyone got one in a junk box ever since they broke the matching right?
> >
> >Nursing my hurt with a 1996 De Dolle "Stille Nacht", maybe the best bottle
> >of beer I have ever tasted - how did it last for 5 years? The patience and
> >restraint of the Belgians must be beyond anything seen on these shores...
> >
> >Mark Bulgier
> >Seattle, Wa USA