Re: [CR] History of Nervar Cranks???

(Example: Production Builders:Tonard)

Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 22:25:31 -0800
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
To: <>, Peter Brueggeman <>
In-Reply-To: <697D0D813E704447B1CE3DAB55937BB3@PC11364>
Subject: Re: [CR] History of Nervar Cranks???

That's a Nervar Sport, but with TA chainrings. They also made the 5-arm 128 BCD Nervar Star, more like a Stronglight 93. I have to respectfully disagree with Harvey, I don't think there was anything even remotely second-class about these two Nervar models, nor for that matter about the Nervar 3-arm 116 BCD like the TA Professional.

The inner circle of the Nervar Sport was 128 BCD like the Star, just as the Stronglight 49D had a 122 BCD inner like the Stronglight 93. But like the Stronglight 49D, the Nervar Sport was available as a somewhat rare triple with a smaller inner circle. I just finished assembling a 50-42-36 triple chainring set for Nervar Sport.


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA

-- On Thu, 12/3/09, Peter Brueggeman <> wrote:

> From: Peter Brueggeman <>

\r?\n> Subject: Re: [CR] History of Nervar Cranks???

\r?\n> To:

\r?\n> Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 11:36 PM

\r?\n> Jerry Moos said "...I think Nervar

\r?\n> may be the most underappreciated and undercollected classic

\r?\n> crank marque...."


\r?\n> Harvey Sachs said "...So, without exception, all of the

\r?\n> Nervars that I've handled have been second-class wannabes."


\r?\n> This model of Nervar five pin crankset currently on eBay

\r?\n> seems to be one exception; perhaps there are other Nervar

\r?\n> exceptions. This Nervar crankset is an alloy five pin model,

\r?\n> and seems above second class quality to my uneducated eye,

\r?\n> perhaps right up there alongside alloy five pin cranks from

\r?\n> TA and Stronglight (?)





\r?\n> Peter Brueggeman

\r?\n> La Jolla California USA

\r?\n> 4peebee(at)