Re: busted cranks, was Re: [CR]How old is too old?

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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 17:33:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Harris" <bianchipan@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: busted cranks, was Re: [CR]How old is too old?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <414781D9.7090509@erols.com>


Would it be fair to say that the hard alloy also is the reason that the Campy cranks seldom seize on the BB axle?I have had a multitude of the French and Japanese fail or become useless because they had seized.This sounds logical to me,what are the opinions?I know you can take preventive measures to prevent this.But it only takes a relatively short period of time for aluminum and steel to become virtually one.And in 197? a lot of bike shops did not take these precautions.And the owners didn't either.
Harris Spracher
Waynesboro Va.