Okay, with all the Paletti engraving, cast-in logos or whatever, I guess it is a real Paletti FWIW, but the decals still look like Lettraset from the local art supply store. Even "way back" in the 1980s Paletti was well established and used proper decals. These bikes were actually a lot more common in the US back in the 1980s when someone, somewhere was importing them. Tom Dalton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: The arm is cracked, but by most people's standards that is a sub-microscopic and completely insignificant blemish, not a crack. Palettis are made in a bike shop outside of Marenello, not far from the Ferrari factory. I stumbled upon this shop two years ago during a visit to Italy. The frame production side was shut down for the season while the staff tended to the retail shop. I guess they keep busy in the winter by building bikes. They had pretty modern looking equipment and I'd speculate that they built a pretty decent number of frames... not small volume like Sachs, Baylis, etc. I only had a quick look at the auction, but the bike in question has some pretty hoakie looking decals. I have to wonder if they are home-made replacements applied after a repaint. Who knows, it may not even be a Paletti at all. I'll have another look "Martin O. Walsh" wrote: Hi CR list, I wrote to the seller of the aforementioned Paletti and he ASSURES me that the drive side crank IS NOT cracked.I do not know the seller.Not much information out there on Paletti. If anyone cares to enlighten the the CR list,about Paletti Bicycles I would be very grateful. Anyone know what the M W represent on the seat stays at the seat tube on this particular Paletti? Respectfully,Martin O.Walsh in Vienna,Va
> Help me out here folks. I see what appears to be the crack in the web in the
> jpg titled pal2.jpg on the listing for the Paletti:
> Is this particular crankarm toast or can it be reclaimed by filing down to the
> innermost extent of the crack?
> I have a few NR cranks and haven't taken a file to one of them yet. If any one
> has a jpg showing the appropriate depth and radius of a properly filed
> crankarm, I'd be delighted to have a copy. If not, a brief narrative on the
> procedure would certainly be helpful to me and to others who haven't had the
> pleasure of breaking one of these (yet).
> Charlie Young
> Honeybrook, PA
> > Agreed. I saw that the first go-around. Pretty clear pic. of a cracked NR
> > crankarm, no?
> > That is the first time ever that I've seen a pic. showing a cracked arm on
> > eBay - and I've looked at a ton of pics. of crankarms there over the years!
> > I wish they were all that clear - I estimate that about 40% of the NR/SR
> > cranks I've purchased on eBay were cracked (zero percent of the sellers said
> > they were - some even said they weren't after I carefully explained how to
> > look for the cracks...).
> > Caveat Emptor!
> > Greg Parker
> > A2 MI USA