[CR]Paletti- on e-Cbay

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Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 16:36:15 -0400
From: "Martin O. Walsh" <mowalsh@erols.com>
To: youngc@NetReach.Net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <200205152010.QAA09953@crete.netreach.net>
Subject: [CR]Paletti- on e-Cbay

Hi CR list, I wrote to the seller of the aforementioned Paletti and he ASSURES me that the drive side crank IS NOT cracked.I do not know the seller.Not much information out there on Paletti. If anyone cares to enlighten the the CR list,about Paletti Bicycles I would be very grateful. Anyone know what the M W represent on the seat stays at the seat tube on this particular Paletti? Respectfully,Martin O.Walsh in Vienna,Va

youngc@NetReach.Net wrote:
> Help me out here folks. I see what appears to be the crack in the web in the
> jpg titled pal2.jpg on the listing for the Paletti:
> http://ebay.com/<blah>
> Is this particular crankarm toast or can it be reclaimed by filing down to the
> innermost extent of the crack?
> I have a few NR cranks and haven't taken a file to one of them yet. If any one
> has a jpg showing the appropriate depth and radius of a properly filed
> crankarm, I'd be delighted to have a copy. If not, a brief narrative on the
> procedure would certainly be helpful to me and to others who haven't had the
> pleasure of breaking one of these (yet).
> Thanks,
> Charlie Young
> Honeybrook, PA
> > Agreed. I saw that the first go-around. Pretty clear pic. of a cracked NR
> > crankarm, no?
> >
> > That is the first time ever that I've seen a pic. showing a cracked arm on
> > eBay - and I've looked at a ton of pics. of crankarms there over the years!
> >
> > I wish they were all that clear - I estimate that about 40% of the NR/SR
> > cranks I've purchased on eBay were cracked (zero percent of the sellers said
> > they were - some even said they weren't after I carefully explained how to
> > look for the cracks...).
> >
> > Caveat Emptor!
> >
> > Greg Parker
> > A2 MI USA