At 10:09 AM -0700 5/18/02, joel metz, ifbma/sfbma wrote:
>the cranks were/are *very* popular with messengers for use on
> fixed gears, simply because there was a glut of them in the bay
> area for some reason a while back
The reason for the glut was that Euro-Asia had, and most likely still has, a huge number if these suckers in the mid-90s. So cheap that you could sell a crankset with 1/8" ring, real Campagnolo chainring bolts and dustcaps for $75 and still make a nice profit. They are an interesting crank because the back of the arm says "strada" but it doesn't have arm support for inner rings like the "pista" crank. enjoy, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives enjoying the list, a fine micro brew, and a wireless network on the back porch in sunny Santa Barbara, California.