Re: [CR]Campy BMX cranks are ROAD not pista

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Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 01:15:45 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy BMX cranks are ROAD not pista

In a message dated 6/2/03 2:36:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> Mine are gold,
> but I have seen picture of blue ones as well. Rumors of red, but I haven't
> seen a red pair. Except for the color, they look identical to the Campy
> track (pista) cranks from ~1980. Designed for one ring (144mm BCD), same as
> track, but mine are marked strada on the back instead of pista. Mine are
> 170mm but I've seen 175's for sale on e-bay as well.

I don't have a set to measure, but I seem to recall that they were ROAD, not Pista crank arms that had the shelf for the inner ring machined off. The difference will be in the distance between the face of ring and the arm, the road crank has more by about 2 to 3mms. I used to have a pair of 175s in silver, that I bought as a sample at a BDS Expo in Las Vegas, they disappeared along with my Ron Cooper track bike during the Rodney King riots. BTW, I got a great deal of grief from a BMX racer (now grown up) who swore that all the racers used 3/32 chainrings. He was selling a bunch of stuff on ebay, and I questioned his description of a 3/32 ring as "BMX". I seem to recall his name is Ed Porter and he's a bit of a jerk.
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA