[CR]Chater Lea chainsets

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From: "Ken Sanford" <kanford@comcast.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 11:53:59 -0400
Subject: [CR]Chater Lea chainsets

I notice that Chater Lea chainsets come in several varieties, some of which have been discussed in the past. I recently acquired a very nice CL chainset thanks to Martin Coopland that has the oh so elegant two prong configuration with the third attachment point on the chank arm. I see that CL cranks also came in a three prong configuration.

Can someone tell me if these models were made concurrently? If not, which is earlier? Which was more common? Were they for different applications?

I strongly prefer the 2 prong arrangement myself.

Ken Sanford
lots of questions in Kensington, MD