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C & V Styled Cranks and Pedals

Old 10-21-21, 12:04 PM
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C & V Styled Cranks and Pedals

Saw these on GCN
https://www.chaterlea.com/
Not my taste, and very expensive, but I think some here may appreciate the aesthetic

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The finish work on their parts is top notch. I think it would be difficult to find a shift and brake setup that would do this justice.

On the other hand, If I were fortunate enough to get these, I would probably put them on a filet brazed frame with a solid color paint job. Just my personal thoughts.

Thanks for posting(I think Iab may have posted a photo of that Crankset some time back).
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Old 10-21-21, 01:42 PM
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They were at the Philly Bike Expo two years ago. They say that they took out the old drawings and used them for the new parts. They had a bunch of their parts on the table. I believe that they had pictures, drawings and old parts to show their linkage to the old Chater Lea.

They sure got people to stop and look. They got me to stop and look and inquire. This is nice stuff comes with a nice price tag. If I ever come into some money to spend on a hobby....
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I'd love for Shimano to recreate retro styled group sets with modern technology.
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Nice. Very nice. Great starting point for a new, true 21st century retro build.

But with that, and a new Idéale 90 saddle (also very nice!), I'd be out of $1,000 and just have a crank set and a saddle.

I guess I'll have to make do with the second-hand stuff for the time being.
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If I ever come into some money to spend on a hobby...
If I ever come into some money where I could afford something like that, I still wouldn't buy it.
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If I ever come into some money where I could afford something like that, I still wouldn't buy it.
+1

I can be eye-wateringly cheap so there is that…
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Old 10-22-21, 08:58 AM
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Put those on your Columbine. A bit overwrought for my tastes.
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That’s a hefty sum for a CNC’d piece of bar stock.

At least Jan’s Herse crank is forged and available in multiple lengths.

Hard pass.
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