Re: [CR]Gnutti splined chainset photos wanted


Example: Production Builders:Cinelli

Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 22:28:20 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Ted Baer <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Gnutti splined chainset photos wanted
References: <20040410232839.31761.qmail@web80605.mail.yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Ted Baer wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I have been searching high and low for a photograph
> (not a drawing) of an old Gnutti splined chainset.
>
> If anyone on the list has one of these chainsets, I
> would really appreciate it if you could snap a few
> detailed photos and either post them to a website
> address or email them to me.
>
> Thanks.
> Ted Baer
> Palo Alto, CA

Ted,

Here's a scan of an ad for the Gnutti splined crank that appeared the Nov. 15, 1951 issue of Cycling (England).

http://www.velo-retro.com/gnutti.jpg

I have one of these on my '54 Hetchins Vade Mecum. Note: the left crank bolt is a left hand thread! Another weird Gnutti thing is that the quick release levers on the hubs (lic. Campagnolo) operate asymmetrically (front lever points to back and rear lever points to front!!!).

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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