Re: [CR]Factory polished SR crank?

Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:52:48 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <>
To: "Raymond Dobbins" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Factory polished SR crank?
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cc: Classic Rendezvous <>
cc: Classic Rendezvous

Yes, the satin anodized finish is the result of buffing to a high polish, then anodizing. You can pretty much exactly reproduce the finish that way.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA USA

On 10/11/06, Raymond Dobbins <> wrote:
> 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 <> 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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