Re: [CR] Stronglight 49D cotterless cranks timeline-----

Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 09:37:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Peter Jourdain <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Stronglight 49D cotterless cranks timeline-----
To: Joel flood <>,, The Maaslands <>, Jan Heine <>,,
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi, All---

Thanks, Joel, for the photo link of various 49D versions. And thank you Steven and Chuck (and Jan and Mike again) for your info. Below is a link to the oval on my 49Ds------(I'm using a new photo hosting service so I hope the link works)-----¤t=my49D-1.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch1

Mine of course most looks like the third example from the top in Joel's photos, but in mine the S is wider and the top crest of the G is more angular and does not curve back in toward the opening of the letter in the same way that the Joel's does.

Probably just another tooling/stamping/casting variation, unless anyone has any clue.

Warm regards,

Peter Jourdain
Whitewater, Wisconsin US of A

--- Joel flood wrote:

> There are subtle changes in the logos over the

\r?\n> years. the prewar ones

\r?\n> were Marque depose, and that was continued into the

\r?\n> early to mid

\r?\n> 1950s, then the "marque" was dropped out of the

\r?\n> logo. The "marque"

\r?\n> then appeared back with the Model 63 super champion

\r?\n> crankset,

\r?\n> introduced around 1963. it was also put back on the

\r?\n> Mod. 49 cranks

\r?\n> too.

\r?\n> there are many slight differences in tooling of the

\r?\n> cranks as well.

\r?\n> here is a photo showing 5 different cranks, with

\r?\n> different logos, the

\r?\n> top being the oldest to the bottom being a 70s

\r?\n> model. look at things

\r?\n> like the "s" and "g".


\r?\n> Joel Flood

\r?\n> philadelphia, PA