I sold Schwinn bike thru 1977. The last Paramounts Track bikes we received in 1977 all had the 151 BCD cranks.
Jim Kerr New Haven, CT
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Pete Rutledge Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 6:48 PM To: NortonMarg@aol.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; classicrendezvous Subject: Re: [CR]Campy no record hubs/151 pista
Thank you for the info on the Campy crank changeover. About a year ago I purchased a '75 Paramount track bike (referred to in earlier messages to the CR list). Soon after buying it I discovered it had the 151 BCD cranks. Having heard about the 144 BCD being introduced by Campy in 1968, I assumed that someone had replaced the original cranks with an older set at some point in the bike's life--that was actually a little disappointing to me. Since then, I've been on the lookout for 144 BCD cranks to put on the bike to make it "right." Your information gives me good reason to believe my bike has its original cranks on it and now my search for 144's can end. And, instead of being non-original, maybe my bike is now one more datapoint helping to prove that Schwinn continued to use 151's at least as late as 1975 (serial #K7557). Thank you very much.
> In a message dated 2/11/04 4:55:32 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> > My most recent acquisition was a Medici Pro Pista.&nbsp; The surprise was
> > the
> > 151bcd Pista crank, and the No Record hubs.&nbsp; I checked out the
> > archives.
> > The Medici story was amazing.&nbsp; I recommend anyone who missed it to
> > check it
> > out.
> > What I can't surmise is whether the pre-68 date applies to pista cranks as
> > well as Strada, or whether the pre-63 date applies to track hubs as well as
> > road.&nbsp; By the way the left crankarm was a Strada, how much different
> > are
> > they from the pista?
> Hi Garret,
> The 151 Record track cranks continued until the introduction of SR in about
> 1974, and were offered after that for quite awhile, as there were large stocks
> on hand at all the distributors. I think "no Record" hubs were made at least
> until 1965, have you checked yours for dates?
> The cross section of the arms can vary, the Pista cranks sometimes have the
> older, squarer profile while the Strada arms have a more beveled corner.
> It's very likely someone built their "new" Medici frame with parts they had
> on hand, so that may explain older parts on a newer frame. Happens a lot...or
> Stevan Thomas
> Alameda, CA