Re: [CR]TA Track Crank - Bike Nerd type question

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Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 08:13:49 -0700
To: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Jan Heine" <heine94@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]TA Track Crank - Bike Nerd type question


At 9:58 PM -0700 10/19/07, Fred Rednor wrote:
> Plus, as was discussed on the list recently, TA produced
>this really baffling array of chainring configurations. I'm
>always learning about configurations I've never seen before -
>sometimes I actually get to hold them, sometimes I see them on
>eBay, other times I just read about them on this list. All of
>these configurations made sense at the time they were produced,
>even if we're confused by them now.

Add to that the many custom parts TA produced in the early days. The TA history in the latest Bicycle Quarterly showed a custom adapter used by Gino Bartali on his bike with 4-pin cranks. I wonder how many of those they made. The number might well be one.

Jan Heine
Editor
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