On Thu, 16 May 2002 21:20:12 -0400 Richard M Sachs
> i.e. cranks don't 'just' fail...yes-after making hundreds of
> thousands of them over 5 decades, all installed by mechanics
> and homebodies of varying degreesof expertise and used in
> all sorts of conditions-there are bound to be a few problems.
> i don't think that the cranks deserve the attention they are
> getting; they are dependable in my book. always have been!
It's the use and abuse that caused the failure. How many times do you hear pedals scrape in a race? Probably not much in the higher cats and vets, but among the young it happens more.
I've seen three broken Campy cranks. All abused. Two of them were scarred from striking pavement on a corner, and the other was in a crash that I am convinced set it up to fail.
If it is vintage, it is good know if it was on that Olmo (blue, pantographed) and used lighty and mostly sat for 20 years, or if some hairy neanderthal with shaved legs thought he was going to be the next Steve Bauer and liked skipping his back wheel with the arm on corners. Same thing that broke those Campy ti BB spindles?
Steven M. Johnson, Chesapeake, VA