Re: [CR]Another Expensive Old Part on E-bay - now early Stronglight 49D


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Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 07:55:58 +0000
Subject: Re: [CR]Another Expensive Old Part on E-bay - now early Stronglight 49D
From: Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: <Huemax@aol.com>, <wayofftheback@hotmail.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <143.643b187.29496868@aol.com>


I must admit I am surprised that this chainset has gone so high but it is very sweet.. However it is not a straight Stronglight 49D chainset. The rings are some special ones whether these are made by Stronglight or someone else I am not certain. They do not appear to be the standard pattern Stronglight 49D ring but I am not really certain what an early double ring should look like. I have plenty of illustrations of early Stronglight 49D chainsets right back to 1938 - 49 in this case does not indicate year of introduction. Stronglight did make some special rings for at least one French manuafacturer, Caminargent. I have pictures of the single rings made for Caminargent but none of doubles and these do appear to have some similar characteristics.

Regards

Hilary Stone, its dark now at 7.30 in the morning, Bristol

KEN TODA wrote:
>
> It is an interesting ebay auction.
>
> <http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1046490413>
>
> 1) Bikenut (Matthew Gorski) and ex-member Ken Denny are among bidders (22
> bids).
>
> 2) Among those US bidder, all rest are Japanese bidders.
>
> 3) Seller says as of 660.00 the "Reserve Not Met", how mauch he wants???
>
> 4) I think those "French" parts are way overheated, what is so great about
> this??