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Old 03-16-09, 08:32 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-16-09, 08:39 PM   #2
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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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