RE: [CR]Campagnolo crank crack


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Subject: RE: [CR]Campagnolo crank crack
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 20:53:29 -0700
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Thread-Topic: [CR]Campagnolo crank crack
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From: "Mark Bulgier" <Mark@bulgier.net>
To: <FujiFish1@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Mark Agree wrote:
> And speaking of cracks at the pedal spindle hole ...
> a friend of mine brings an arm out of a box of old junk :),
> and says: "I can still ride this, can't I?"
>
> <http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/fujifish1/OtherVintage/Pa rts/Campagnolo/Cracked_Record_Crank/>

(Or http://tinyurl.com/y8g2x5)
>
> I did what was only proper, by educating him about the
> extreme dangers in using the part, and by taking it off his
> hands ... for safety reasons, of course.
> It now resides, happily retired to "the museum"

Good one!

I found a similar kinda crack (but different) in a Campy left crank, pictures here http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Broken/CampyCrankCrack1.html and http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Broken/CampyCrankCrack2.html

It was on a bike I got on eBay, and the auction description specifically said he'd gone over every inch of the cranks with a jeweler's loupe and promised there were no cracks! (I got a nice partial refund based on these photos, no problem.)

Mark Bulgier
Seattle WA USA