RE: [CR]ebay chicanery - false Campy Triple Cranks...


From: "Feeken, Dirk" <dirk.feeken@sap.com>
To: "'Steve Neago'" <questor@cinci.rr.com>, "'classicrendezvous@bikelist.org'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]ebay chicanery - false Campy Triple Cranks...
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 16:47:02 +0200


Hmm, for me this looks like a genuine Campagnolo triple crank. The home brewn triples have the holes drilled into the flutes. And I can't see front derailleur marks either. There are weird sellers on eBay, no question about that (just heard the story of a seller who used pictures of a PX10 he found on the net for his eBay auction of a low end Peugeot, because he "thought" it was the same bike) but this auction is not one of these.

Dirk

-- Dirk Feeken Heidelberg Germany

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Steve Neago To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]ebay chicanery - false Campy Triple Cranks...

Well folks, Spring has arrived and with it comes yet another ebay seller attempting to deceive the public.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=56197&item=3676708424&rd=1

The seller claims this Campy NR Strada Triple crankarm set is OEM and this does not appear to be the case. The right crankarm is modified by having holes drilled out , but the drilled-out fluting that identifies it as Campy OEM is not present. The seller claims these crank arms are "brand new", but the right crank arm clearly shows front derailleur rubbing on the back of the crank arm. Even the left crank arm laser etched style does not match the right crank arm.

I just thought I'd give a warning to newer CR members, you have to watch out for the ebay sharks that try to feed in the Spring!

Regards, Steve Neago
Cincinnati, OH