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Old 07-24-20, 06:45 PM
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Anyone remember who made these?

Dug out of my old racing parts box. I cannot remember who made them.
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Old 07-24-20, 07:05 PM
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yep Pro Lite. Cook Bros Racing (AKA CQP) also made a crank that looks a bit similar but I think this one is a Pro Lite (I forgot it's 2 words) DOH a different 2 words yes it is Top Line

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Old 07-24-20, 07:11 PM
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They look just like my Topline cranks from 1996.
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Old 07-24-20, 07:18 PM
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DOH a different 2 words yes it is Topline and here's a link Topline Bike Cranks - the Buyer's Guide, 2015

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Old 07-24-20, 08:51 PM
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Yep, Topline. I have a mtb pair with the Suntour MicroDrive BCD. They were anodized light blue but the ano has worn off of part of the driveside crank. Not sure what to do with them but they are super light.
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Those blind pedal holes are something to keep in mind when you consider what pedals to use.

My wife’s custom Erickson had a set of the Topline version as a 110/74 triple. Beautiful and got lots of compliments, seemed strong enough.
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Lovely crankset, I have a set that could eventually find a home on a project bike. The only thing I don't like about them is they don't have shoulders on the spider tips at the back to support a small ring. Yes, you can just put a small ring on it anyway, but it looks like a single ring/track crankset being bodged to support double rings.
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These are beautifully machined, weight-weenie cranks from the CNC era. However, I was never fond of them. They flexed quite a bit and were more susceptible to creaking, which I attributed to the lightweight design and mechanically fastened spider. If you're light and a smooth spinner, they should be OK.
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There was also the standard version which was a good bit sturdier than this Superlight version.

I raced on the standard model for literally decades and had not one issue. I bought them used around 1995 in pitiful-looking condition yet they survived over 100 races, mostly off road.
I retired the cranks after having the left arm bolt loosen (and the arm and pedal fall off) during the last lap of a CX race in Clarksburg. I did race on them after that but the taper was buggered and the bolt was needing LocTite to prevent re-loosening.
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There were also Grafton speed sticks
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