I recently was told that Stronglight has reintroduced a crankset using the 86 mm bolt pattern used for the 99. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
Stronglight 99 crankset is a favorite of mine. I have used one for 20 years on my touring bike. Mine is for French threaded pedals. I would probably be smart to retap the arms to 9/16 so I could replace the pedal or spindle easily if I needed to out in the boondocks, but I keep using it my French threaded Campagnola NR pedals.
I would think that the 99 was commonly used in the 70's for tandems (cheaper & easier to set up compared to TA Cycletourist?). They now are probably more obsolete than rare. SR & maybe some others used 86 mm bolt pattern. I just supplied 2 NOS 52t drilled out Stronglight rings to someone locally who wanted them to use as timing ring on his tandem. That's what they wanted...BIG timing rings.
The later Stronglight 99 cranks were not as nicely finished as the earlier ones.
> To all CR LIST members,
> I was told by a framebuilder, William Stevenson, in Olympia, Washington that
> the Stronglight 99 tandem crankset is quite rare a while back.
> I own a 1977 Gottfried French tandem; second owner, that has this crankset
> on it. How rare is it ? What would be the value on it in very good to
> excellent condition ?
> Any information and/or input would be most appreciated.
> Thank-you in advance,
> Smiles to all,
> Kim Hetzel
> Yelm, WA