Don & list,
I can't add much light to the manufacture of 116 bcd cranks by Miche, but I own an obviously down-market Gipiemme crankset with 116mm bcd. It appears that many of the Italian component makers felt the need to compete with Campagnolo toe-to-toe, as well as to make equipment that was compatible with Campy. I'm sure this was viewed as an opportunity to supply aftermarket parts, as well as to have an item in the lineup that showed that they could hold their own with the giants.
> apologies - i am not sure if this is on the borderline / inside the
> timeline - it depends upon when Miche made this item. The picture
> above suggests that Miche made a victory/triomphe 116 bcd patterned
> crank - if so, when did they do it ?? Would miche or older shops in
> italy still have 116 bcd rings, or did miche leverage campagnolo rings
> as depicted in this picture, and as they seem to do with many of their
> modern parts ??
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA