Re: [CR]Steel Campagnolo crankarms and aluminium chainrings


From: NortonMarg@aol.com
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 11:40:30 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Steel Campagnolo crankarms and aluminium chainrings
To: cnighbor@pacbell.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 4/17/02 6:57:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time, cnighbor@pacbell.net writes:

<< He had a set of these and I made a stupid comment about steel
   cranks arms being heavier than a full aluminum Campagnolo set. Well
   Oscar in normal manner took my head off stating that he had weighed both
   sets and the steel with aluminum rings was far lighter. >> This piqued my curiosity, so I used a kitchen food scale to check. Without being able to "gram it out" exactly, an alloy 177.5 right side with two Nuovo Record chainrings is clearly under 16 ounces. A 170 steel (Campy) right side with the stock 52-42 is clearly over 16 ounces. The steel set complete is almost 2 lbs. The alloy set complete is slightly heavier than just the right side steel. As much as I respect Oscar, he had it backwards, the alloy set saves almost 1/2 pound. Stevan Thomas Alameda, CA