RE: [CR]MAVIC / OMAS / SR cranks

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

From: "Mark Bulgier" <mark@bulgier.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]MAVIC / OMAS / SR cranks
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 20:40:11 -0800


Greg Parker wrote:
> As a nerd Engineer, I can tell you that scenario makes a TON
> of sense - I once worked for a Japanese Manufacturer that
> often bought their forgings from Forging Specialists, and
> machined them here in the US into the final product

Except it's the machining that makes those cranks identical! If three different companies were machining the forgings, it would be a pretty unbelievable coincidence for them to all turn out the same.

I see two possibilities: The Mavic catalog has a photo of the cranks being machined at SR, or Mavic machined the cranks for SR and OMAS. (Not that those are the only possibilities, just two we haven't aired yet)

Mark Bulgier
Seattle, Wa
USA