Re: [CR]Re: Steel cotterless cranks

(Example: Racing:Beryl Burton)

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 17:49:45 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Steel cotterless cranks
References: <421BDE3D.70005@erols.com>


Harvey Sachs wrote:
> (snip)
> With all due respect (and I have not handled these
> myself), some of the cognoscenti do not consider the TA to be cottered,
> as the crank is not held by a friction fit between a tapered pin and the
> spindle. But I don't know what they do call it...

I've considered the same thing, but a cotter pin wedges against the axle with a cottered crank and so does the allen bolt and two shaped cylinders used with the T.A. Criterium crank, so my conclusion would be that it's a cottered crank with a different interpretation of a cotter pin.

Anyone else want to wade in?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern (headed toward the rainiest season since records were kept) California

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