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Old 11-22-07, 07:56 PM   #1
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stronglight cranks

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.
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Old 11-22-07, 09:19 PM   #2
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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.
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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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