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Anodized Campy NR crank?

Old 04-04-14, 11:57 AM
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Anodized Campy NR crank?

I picked up a Raleigh Professional frame the other day, and pulled the cranks. They're standard issue Campy NR 170s...except when I put them next to each other, I notice that the NDS is the standard silver color, but the DS is more like a Ti-finish/very pale gold anodized color. Now, I know that Campy made a gold ano BMX/track crank, but all the pics of those on ebay show a much more pronounced gold color. Here are mine...can anyone tell me what's up with these?

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Weird, Never seen that. They appear to be a match, same date code and everything. Could it be some sort of UV exposure yellowing or something?

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Anodizing can fade over time. I suspect that is what happened here.
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Yea, there were the same cranks sold as BMX in Gold and Blue anodized
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That's what i thought too, but it's so uniform in color...even areas that would be covered from the sun are the same color.
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Last time I this was when one guy swore that LPS3 was THE chain lube. I think they just picked up colorant from something of that sort, yes pretty uniform. Clean/soak it with MEK or lacquer thinner for a while.
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My first thought is perhaps the cranks were on a display bike in a shop window for a long time and only one crank got regular sun exposure.

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They're just dirty and stained from oil/grease.
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