[CR]RE: Early Alloy Cranks

Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 21:07:36 -0700
From: BB <gotfleas@earthlink.net>
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Subject: [CR]RE: Early Alloy Cranks

Mike wrote:

"I missed the thread - but I think the pattern of the crank (ring attaches at base of arm) goes back nearly 100 years - before the lightweights."

Mike, by 'pattern', I meant the TA alloy crank arms themselves rather than the 5 bolt attachment pattern which, as you say, goes back to the beginning.

The crank in my photos must pre-date the introduction of the TA 'cotterless' cottered cranks, but it is the only truly cottered alloy crank I have seen. Surely there must have been others. If so, who and who is the maker of this crank??

Bryant Bainbridge
Portland, Orygun