Re: [CR]Stronglight Spoked Crank Spider

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 05:33:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Stronglight Spoked Crank Spider
To: kenji fusejima <>, Bainbridge <>
In-Reply-To: <f04320400bb144d6c2dd1@[]>

I have no way of knowing how well this crankset actually functions but I find it's appearance to be interesting - and in fact, pleasing in a strictly aesthetic sense. What I wonder about, is whether he machined his own flanges or if they are cut off of a hub and welded to his crank mechanism?
       Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia

--- kenji fusejima wrote:

> Hello:


\r?\n> Sorry about the delay in posting. It is a hand-made gadget by

\r?\n> certain Japanese enthusiast (owner of this bike). Frame was

\r?\n> made by Toei, but, this nice (or weird) crankset was not made

\r?\n> by Toei. From the description of this photograph, 36 spokes

\r?\n> are 1.2mm dia, chainrings are Simplex 51 and 45, crank fixing

\r?\n> bolts are remodeled parts from TA crank puller.


\r?\n> I heard that he is a professional mechanician. He can do

\r?\n> brazing and welding (include aluminum). In this bike, he

\r?\n> created and remodeled some parts (brake cable hangers, yokes,

\r?\n> head light mount, handlebars, seatpost and some other parts).

\r?\n> I am not familiar with him. but, I heard that he is a nice

\r?\n> guy.


\r?\n> Kenji Fusejima

\r?\n> Yokohama Japan



\r?\n> At 8:51 AM -0700 03.6.14, Bainbridge wrote:

\r?\n> >I found this image while digging through a pile of my old

\r?\n> Japanese cycling

\r?\n> >mags. It is a Stronglight 49 crank with a spoked spider. Has

\r?\n> anyone out

\r?\n> >there ever seen this?? Is it real or simply some pretty cool

\r?\n> voodoo from

\r?\n> >Toei?? If anyone knows anything about this crank, I would

\r?\n> love to hear about

\r?\n> >it.

\r?\n> >







\r?\n> >=t

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >Bryant Bainbridge

\r?\n> >Portland, Orygun