Re[2]: [CR]Intro, TTT?

(Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina)

Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:40:23 -0400
From: "dima" <>
To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re[2]: [CR]Intro, TTT?
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FWIW, Velo Orange lists a Stronglight crank puller for $45:

-- Cheers, Dmitry Yaitskov, Toronto, Canada.

Monday, August 13, 2007, 11:19:02 AM, Jerry Moos wrote:
> Rich, TTT made bars and stems (still does). You are thinking of TA
> cranks. However the crank in the photo is a Stronglight model 93.
> Both TA and Stronglight were French, but completely different
> companies. The Stronglight 93 was the most common cran
> k on high end French bikes in the early and mid 70's. They are
> available quite frequently on eBay, usually at reasonable prices, so
> you shouldn't have any problem buying one. There are two things to be
> aware of though. Stronglight axles had a differe
> nt taper from Campy and its clones, so you will probably need a BB
> compatible with Stronglight. Also, Stronglight 93 used a different
> crank extractot thread than the now-standard Campy thread, so you'll
> need a Stronglight crank extractor. Both the Str
> onglight BB and the Stronglight extractor are less common than the cranks themselves.
> Besides Stronglight axles, Stronglight cranks will work with TA
> axles, or Phil Wood if you get the right Phil Wood model. The lowest
> cost option may be JIS standard Japanese axles used on mid-priced
> Japanese cranks in the 70's and early 80's. Some o
> f the shop owners on the list probably still have the JIS axles.
> As to the extractor, they show up on eBay from time to time. But
> Stein Tools makes a nice, though not cheap, Stronglight extractor
> which I think you can buy at Bike Tools Etc. on the web. Note that
> old TA cranks also used a different extractor than
> Campy. It was very close to the Stronglight thread, but not
> identical. The old Park extractors were reversible, with Campy thread
> on one end and TA on the other. Do not try to use a TA extractor or
> the TA end of an old Park extractor, on a Strongligh
> t crank. It will thread in, and sometimes it will work, but if the
> crank is stubborn, it will sometimes strip the crank threads.
> Regards,
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, TX