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


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From: "David Bilenkey" <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Odd Campagnolo cranks for the experts...
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 21:15:12 -0500
In-Reply-To: <43DE9448.16D5F9A2@earthlink.net>


Nope they aren't even that. I can give you an image for every crank made beyond the CR cut-off date, and these wouldn't be in there. I'd put money on these being Ofmega or possibly Gipiemme. They bear striking resemblance in form to the Gipiemme Sprint cranks:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Gipiemme_Spint_grp.htm

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7211951695

The big kicker is these cranks appear to be melt-forged as opposed to cold-forged. A sure sign of a lower end crank. A detail that is consistent with melt-forged arms is the larger section at the square taper, to account for the lower strength of the melt-forging vs. a cold-forging. Also consistent is the soft edges on the spider arms, as the casting is crudely polished.

And for Paul, no they also aren't Victory or Triomphe. I own some of those and have images, and these are neither. Actually the finish on Victory and Triomphe arms is superb.

David -- David Bilenkey Ottawa, Ontario, Canada dbilenkey@sympatico.ca


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> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of
> John Jorgensen
> Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 5:34 PM
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> Subject: [CR]Odd Campagnolo cranks for the experts...
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> They don't look fake but second or third tier from the post
> Tullio era.
> C Record, Croce D' .. Chorus, etc. time frame...
> Therefore beyond topic.
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> John Jorgnsen
> Torrance Ca