Re: [CR]Quality Cottered Cranks Of The '60s

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Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 06:28:03 -0400
From: "Harvey M Sachs" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Quality Cottered Cranks Of The '60s
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At 19:59 7/10/2001 -0700, Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:
> The other crankset actually came on my '69 Atala,
>which I've mentioned a couple of times. Unfortunately,
>I was not able to replace the chainrings so I had to
>replace it and eventually it was lost. Anyway, it had
>a 3 arm bolt circle of about 70mm. Bolted to the ends
>of these arms were slender "Y" shaped arms to which
>the chainrings were attached. The bolt circle of the
>chainrings seemed to be about 130mm but they used 6
>bolts to attach to the "Y" shaped pieces. All the
>bolts went into sleeve nuts and used allen keys - just
>like the stack bolts on any good crankset. Each arm
>had a single "S" engraved on its surface. Simplex?
>Stronglight? Solida?

This sounds like a Magistroni crank, with Stronglight rings. I have seen several cranksets which looked "exactly" like Magistronis but were stamped with bike maker brands. Certainly Atala (on my wife's bike) and I believe also Legnano. Very nice. It was a forged crank, or made to look so, with softer lines than the up-line Stronglight crank.
> Does anyone have pictures of good cottered cranks
>from this era?
> Best regards,
> Fred
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