Re: [CR]Factory polished SR crank?


Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:35:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Raymond Dobbins <raydobbins2003@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Factory polished SR crank?
To: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <20061010210726.22972.qmail@web50415.mail.yahoo.com>


Yes, it would be relatively easy. I've done it a couple of times. The question that came to my mind is how Campagnolo produced the standard satin finish on their Record cranks. Did they polish them to a satin finish and then anodize, or did they polish them to a shiny finish and then anodize. IOW, would the clear anodizing process naturally change a shiny aluminum finish to a satin finish? I'm guessing it does to a certain extent.

Ray Dobbins Miami Florida USA

Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com> wrote:

Item number 320036002126

Just stumbled upon this Ebay item. This is one I've never seen. It looks just like an SR arm pair that was taken to the buffer. I'm aware of the "Mexico" cranks that are reprofiled and in some cases have had the spider arms slotted, but this just looks like a buffed-out Campy crank. I don't wish to suggest that the seller is trying to pull anything, but wouldn't it be pretty easy to take a slightly scuffy set of arms and make it into a "NOS factory-polished crank." Again, not saying this is a deliberate scam, but might someone have been misinformed, or otherwise be confused?

Tom Dalton Bethlehem, PA, USA

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