Looks like the lowrider bike movement has nothing on the Japanese! I may have to try to find someone to translate the page to see if I can find out who made this. I think I gotta have one to go with my modified bottlecage/baguette holder.
> From: "bikenut" <email@example.com>
> Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 09:11:26 -0700
> To: "Classic Rendevous" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [CR]Stronglight Spoked Crank Spider
> I saw this (as well) on a Japanese website some time back....
> it's astoundingly clever and over the top VooDoo that they do!
> Looks like a flange from a 3-piece Campagnolo hub bolted
> via 5 pin to the mod 49 arm. The rings either have a machined
> spacer to accept the nipples or it is a totally milled & machined
> TA 6 pin adapter. I suppose milling the right side arm itself on
> the spider shoulder to accept 18 holes was a bit of craft.
> If Dale created a "Funky French Frankenstein" vintage bicycle
> category for the Cirque it might be worth a try at replication.
> Matt Gorski
> Stronglight Shore, CA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bainbridge <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 8:51 AM
> Subject: [CR]Stronglight Spoked Crank Spider
>> I found this image while digging through a pile of my old Japanese cycling
>> mags. It is a Stronglight 49 crank with a spoked spider. Has anyone out
>> there ever seen this?? Is it real or simply some pretty cool voodoo from
>> Toei?? If anyone knows anything about this crank, I would love to hear
>> Bryant Bainbridge
>> Portland, Orygun