Thanks...the more I looked at the picture, the more I didn't think the crank arm busted. But then the arm is right at the crease....
The only problem is that Gitane didn't go to Spidel for the next few seasons...they stayed with Campagnolo (they switched from Simplex to Campagnolo for the 1984 season). Whether they used Campy BB's or not - I do not know. But I do know that they rode Campagnolo for 1984-1988.
Stephan Andranian Costa Mesa, CA http://www.GitaneUSA.com
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: It wasn't the Crankarm - it was the titanium BB axle !
The race was @83-84 and I believe it was Paris-Tours, but I might be mistaken.
The failure of this axle was reportedly one of the reasons why Gitane switched to the Spidel parts group for the next one or two seasons.
I say one of the reasons, because usually these decisions were often based more on which companies discretely paid off the respective Directeur Sportifs, than anything else. Especially, but not limited to, the old days . . .
Just Ask Cyrille, Mike Fabian San Francisco, CA
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