Example: Production Builders:Cinelli

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 13:06:27 -0600
From: John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Cracks!

I found a couple suspicious-looking meandering cracks on one of my Zeus crank arms. These are not like the cracks I've seen on failed cranks, and appear to be quite superficial, perhaps only involving the anodized layer:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/cracks1.jpg http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/cracks2.jpg http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/cracks3.jpg

Anybody have anything to share on the significance of such cracks?


-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA