[CR]Magistroni Sr. Cranks w/101 mm spacing

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Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 15:14:53 -0800 (PST)
From: "scott Baxter" <rg500g@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Magistroni Sr. Cranks w/101 mm spacing

I've seen a Magistroni Sr. crank for sale that may be period correct for my project, with 101 mm spacing. My question concerns the chainrings. What is the smallest permissible size for the low ring? I'm seeing a tooth gap of 3-5 teeth between low and high on these rings that are presented for sale and I'm asking myself what's the use? As much as I'm trying to get the right stuff back on the frameset I want something that will get up the hill. I'm never going to submit this bike for a concours review, and I intend on riding it regularly. My first impressions may be inappropriate, but I can't see the utility of a 3-5 tooth gap on the chainrings. If, on the other hand, a 40-42 tooth lower ring can be had for this 101 mm, 3 arm setup, then I'd be happy with the Magistroni, whether or not the chainrings were quite correct. If anyone knows of Magistroni Sr. cranksets with 40/50 ring sets or so I'd greatly appreciate a confirmation. Otherwise, I'll put as old a Record crank as I can find on the bike and say to myself that any sane person in 1958 would do the same once they saw Campagnolo's new crankset.

Scott Baxter St. Louis, MO

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