[CR]Reverse pedal threading?

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 07:00:58 -0400
From: HM & SS Sachs <sachs@erols.com>
To: wickedsky@sbcglobal.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Reverse pedal threading?

Ted, I reckon what you got is half of an aftermarket tandem set. Cross-over tandems use 3 "right" cranks, but two are on the left, and get "converted" (as when a bull calf gets "switched?"). Correspondingly, the right front has no chainring, so can be converted from a Left.

How do I know this? I've committed this crime myself, but (being a bottom feeder) the victims tended to be Nervar or Stronglight. Still have a Stronglight switched from right to left in the parts box; maybe it will become a left hand drive fixie (as Walt Skyr. suggested).

harvey sachs mcLean va

++++++++++++++ Ted Baer wrote: 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