[CR]Stronglight Spoked & Laced Crank Spider

Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Bruce C." <BruceCumberland@comcast.net>
References: <BB109294.1E68%gotfleas@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 11:42:43 -0500
Subject: [CR]Stronglight Spoked & Laced Crank Spider

NOW you have my attention !!

And say , are those Simplex chainrings ??

As if dreaming about Borrani wire wheels for the exotic Italiano automobile I'll never have , was not bad enough !!

Note 1 , the "hub" of this right crank has ended up with the appearance of a smaller and lighter version of the hub of a wire wheel intended for use on a sports car .

Note 2 , the ultimate name during our "on-topic" era , for spoked wire wheels used on sports cars , was Borrani .

Note 3 , Borrani used licensed patents from Rudge-Whitworth . Which explains why the familiar symbol of the Rudge hand , as seen on Rudge bicycle head-tube badges , and Rudge "right-hand crank spiders" , is also seen on the hubcaps of automobiles from such names as Ferrari , Lamborghini , Maserati , Alfa Romeo , etc. , etc. , etc . ( oh! and sometimes even Aston Martins! or the occasional Hudson , from Detroit Michigan U.S.A. . . )

See :



wire wheel Rudge / Borrani on circa 1967 Maserati http://maseratinet.com/IMAGES/3500_Wheel.jpeg




Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bainbridge"
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 10:51 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 about
> it.
> http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/spokesniffer/vwp?.dir=/Stronglight+Crank+Spider&.
> src=ph&.dnm=Stronglight+Spider.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/b
> c/spokesniffer/lst%3f%26.dir=/Stronglight%2bCrank%2bSpider%26.src=ph%26.view

> =t



> Bryant Bainbridge

> Portland, Orygun