Re: [CR]Re : Broken Campy crank arm . . .

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:42:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: "sandranian" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re : Broken Campy crank arm . . .
In-Reply-To: <000501c88303$b5e82690$0c0110ac@D7FBDM41>

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 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



This E-mail is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. ยงยง 2510-2521 and is legally privileged. This information is confidential information and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.