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


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From: Mark Bulgier <mark@bulgier.net>
To: "'WickedSky@aol.com'" <WickedSky@aol.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]T/A Crank Arm on eBay
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 21:52:03 -0800


Ted "WickedSky" 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?

That crank, the Professional 3-pin, came as standard equipment on Raleigh Competitions as late as '75 I think (the Raleigh catalog archive at http://www.speakeasy.org/~tabula/raleigh/raleigh-catalogs.html is currently not working so I can't confirm that)

I remember selling and installing 5-pin "Cyclotouriste" cranks, with the pedal hole capped that way, into the '80s.
> Also, does anyone know of a website I can go to in order to
> further my knowledge of T/A company history?

Have you checked out the ClassicRendezvous page on T.A. at http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/TA_main.htm ?

By the way, I have what I think may be a rare thing - a set of three triple chainring bolts/spacers for the Professional 3-pin crank, NIP. If anyone needs a set I'll sell them for $20 including shipping in the USA, a bit more elsewhere. Only if you'll use 'em though! If someone's going to hoard them I'd prefer it be me!

Mark Bulgier
Seattle, Wa
USA