Re: [CR]Campagnolo NR chainring info required


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From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campagnolo NR chainring info required
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 00:40:08 -0700
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Jay Sexton wrote:
> ----I have seen two different Campagnolo cranks that had spent
> their entire lives exposed to the salt air blocks from the Pacific
> Ocean and had multiple splits length wise of three inches or more
> like a weathered piece of wood. The thick aluminum splinters
> actually curled like carving a stick with a whittling knife! The
> splits followed the grain direction of the crank forging.
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California ------
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> Chuck, are there any photos of these cranks you mention, or photos
> of other cranks that show this splitting? I'd like to see it.
>
> Jay Sexton
> Sebastopol, CA

They were two complete bikes from the late 1960s, both from Hermosa Beach and were too far gone to be worth the thouble of taking for free. I'm sure Ted Ernst, who's shop has been in that area since at least the sixties, has seen many more of them. Tragic!

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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