[CR]RE: T/A Crank Arm on eBay

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 14:59:13 -0600
From: Jim Cole <jcole@memphis.edu>
To: "Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]RE: T/A Crank Arm on eBay

Ted E. Baer wrote:
>I am currently running an auction on eBay for an old T/A right side crank
>(http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1802316247)and am
>seeking advice from anyone in the group who is highly familiar with T/A
>cranks. My question is: What year was this crank made? The crank in said
>auction has the pedal cap on the back of it with a little hole drilled
>through the center...[snip]

Back in 1981 I was working in a shop and we would get TA cranks from Gus Betat (sp?) imports. I remember they came through at that time with the pedal caps as you described. Of course they popped right out the first time you installed the pedals. Does that mean they still made them with the pedal caps in 1981? Hardly! They had probably just been laying around a warehouse for a long time. When something is in production as long as TA cranks and they don't have a date code, well, you're guess is as good as mine!

Jim Cole
Memphis, TN