[CR]Reverse pedal threading?

Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 21:59:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ted Baer <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Reverse pedal threading?

Hi all,

This may very well go down as one of the most ridiculous questions in CR history, but has anyone ever come across a set of Campagnolo crank arms that are 9/16" x 20tpi "reverse threaded?" I tried threading a ton of pedals into a set of cranks I have and it wasn't until I caught myself by mistake (in a state of delirium) trying to thread a RIGHT thread pedal into this particular LEFT hand crank when the pedal went in just fine. I checked the drive side; sure enough, it was quick to take the left pedal.

These cranks look like they may have heli-coils in both sides. Did Campagnolo ever manufacture cranks with reverse threading? Or am I just sitting on junk?

Ted E. Baer
in windy Palo Alto, CA