Re: [CR] Campag, Stronglight and TA breakages


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From: GPVB1@cs.com
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 13:32:29 EST
Subject: Re: [CR] Campag, Stronglight and TA breakages
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Bruce:

At great personal sacrifice on my part, I have decided after consulting with my local advisers that I am now willing to accept those nasty old Campag cranksets or arms, and will dispose of them properly at no charge to you. This offer applies, effective immediately, to any current CR listmember, by the way. If mint condition first-generation Record cranks are involved, I might even be willing to pay for the postage required to ship them to me, but only on a case-by-case basis (matching Strada 175s with their rear caps in place are preferred...).

Sincerely,

Greg Parker Public Servant crankin' it in Ann Arbor, Michigan


> Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 16:12:51 -0000
> From: "brucerobbins" <brucerobbins@supanet.com>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Subject: [CR]Campag, Stronglight and TA breakages
>
> This is purely anecdotal but I've spoken to a lot of old Scottish racers
> from the 1950s and 60s during the course of my bike searching and almost all
> of them have expressed a preference for Stronglight cranks. Campagnolo and
> TA were both considered to break too easily. Those are guys who often had
> Campagnolo brakes and derailleurs so that seems a pretty unbiased, if
> unscientific, cross-section.
>
> All of this talk has now got me wondering what to do with those nice shiny
> Campagnolo chainsets hanging on the wall of my lock-up. Mick Butler has also
> got me thinking about the round profile Chater Lea and hollow steel Duprat
> cranks I have as well. So much for the more easily broken cranks but is
> there anything out there from the '40s to the '70s that's pretty well
> guaranteed to withstand repeated pummelling beneath my not inconsiderable

> bulk?

>

> Bruce

> Dundee

> Scotland