Classic & Vintage - stronglight cranks
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11-22-07, 06:56 PM
Are steel 3 pin stronglight cottered cranks of any collector value? I can't find any for sale anywhere or on ebay. I have a line on an old crescent with nervex lugs and 531 frame, it has these cranks on it. I would only buy the bike (or part of it) for the headset (record) and saddle (ideal) and flip the cranks if they are worth anything and the steel titan stem.
11-22-07, 08:19 PM
They're not particularly collectible, unless you're really into cottered cranks (like I am!). I'm usually running across a few battered examples and Richmond Recycle in the cranks drawer, and just keep in the back of my head that I wouldn't mind finding a pristine set to put on the Magneet.
I always considered them a bit better than the Nervar's, although the quality difference is close. Write some of that off to my particular fascination with just about anything Stronglight.
11-23-07, 08:15 AM
I actually have two sets in my spare parts bin, one off of an early 70s Raleigh Super Course, and the other given to me along the way. For awhile, I was looking very hard for those cranks to restore another old Super Course to original equipment and couldn't seem to snag one anywhere. A year or so later, I now have two with no real use for them. That seems to be the vagaries of some vintage parts.
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