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


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Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 08:55:34 -0700
To: Mark Bulgier <mark@bulgier.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <jfbender@umich.edu>
Subject: Re: [CR]WTB: a left crank arm, oooold Campy Record (pre-'67)
In-Reply-To: <C102531FB711D411B5B90060B0A4687605E62D@sense-bulgier-195.oz.net>


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