Gitane kilo track bike Nervar cranks
I recently reactivated my old track bike, a Gitane Kilo, as a result of the renewed interest in single speed and fixies.
However, I am 25 years older and can no longer spin a 50 tooth chain ring. Can anyone suggest where I can get hold of a 46 or smaller chain ring for a 5 bolt cotterless nervar crank from the early 1980's ?
I also think that the BB axle is campy compatible but would appreciate knowing if anyone can confirm that before I start mixing components.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
do you know the bcd of your cranks? (if not, here's how to figure it out http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html )
what kind of bb axle do you have in there, and, most importantly, pics?
welcome to the forum!
Many thanks for all the suggestions and replies both personal and to the discussion group. I discovered that the nervar cotterless crank takes 122mm chain rings that are obsolete ,but that stronglite 93's will fit and are still available at Harris Cyclery. I did try a 175mm Campagnolo crank as the spindle was Campy compatible but the short wheel base made the foot /front tire overlap downright dangerous. Anyway I am using the nervar cranks and their 50 tooth chain ring with a 20 tooth cog and its Ok for for now as it gives a 67 inch gear. I have a 22 tooth cog on order and it should give me better control in traffic.