Re: [CR]Factory polished SR crank?

Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:07:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Raymond Dobbins <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Factory polished SR crank?
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cc: Classic Rendezvous <>
cc: Classic Rendezvous

In that case, I suppose it is possible that the "NOS factory polished" crankset on eBay is a crank that left the factory without having been anodized.

Ray Dobbins Miami Florida USA

Kurt Sperry <> wrote: 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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