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    Any reason not to easy off this crank?

    Got this Shimano 600 crank and it's pretty scratched up. I don't think it has any value other than being used as a crank on my bike.
    I like nice looking things so would there be any reason not to strip the anodizing, sand and polish it up?

    It's on a '85 Trek I got as a frame so there were no original components on it.
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    I don't see any reason why you shouldn't polish them , I don't think they have any collector value either. I find tricolor Shimano 600 to age pretty badly aesthetically.

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    Those cranks are pretty common, really. If it were something more collectible, like a SunTour Sprint crank, then I'd wholeheartedly say no (and I have before).
    Those, go ahead.
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    They polish up nicely, go for it.


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    Go for it. I have a set of Shimano 105SC cranks from about the same year that I"m waiting for a chance to do myself.

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    Here's some beat 105's I did:

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    Thanks for the answers guys and for sharing your sweet looking cranks. I thought I might get to see some nice examples.
    I am motivated to get it done now.

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