Re: [CR]Odd Campagnolo cranks for the experts...

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Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 15:57:03 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Odd Campagnolo cranks for the experts...
To: Tam Pham <terminaut@gmail.com>
From: "Brandon Ives" <brandon@ivycycles.com>
In-Reply-To: <b27bc5c00601301537t5980b53dk26350c6788fc085a@mail.gmail.com>
cc: CR <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

On Monday, Jan 30, 2006, at 15:37 US/Pacific, Tam Pham wrote:
> That'd be interesting if someone would go to such length to clone a
> Campy crankset, and do it so poorly even! Can you point me to some
> photos of the Ofmega cranks of interest? Googling isn't turning up
> anything for me.

Nope, no pics. Also Stronglight make some cranks that had this kind of

profile, but they didn't have huge pedal washer cutouts either.
> http://chainedrevolution.com/CS/photos/general/images/72/original.aspx

This picture helps quite a bit because they would have had to add material to an original crank to get the width profile.
>  As I mentioned before, note the concentric machining circles sort of
> unique to Campagnolo... but now check out the spindle hole! It's
> identical as far as I can tell.

That isn't a specific tooling procedure just for Campy, lots of cranks

have that. Spindle holes have to be similar or they won't work with BB

spindles. My guess is that someone wanted to make a stamp and make one

to look like the Campy logo and gave it a try to see if it would work.

I sure hope weren't sold as Campy, if so you got burned. I've got to say this is one of the sloppiest fakes or counterfeits I've ever seen. best, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Living in the N. American home of counterfeit junk Vancouver, B.C.