In a message dated 10/24/2004 1:17:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, RDF1249@aol.com writes:
<< Check this out: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1& itemq08754030&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT I did not think this was possible. 41T was as small as I have heard of or seen. Even with that size you must relieve the crankarm for chain clearance. So I wrote to the seller, and he said: This 39T chainring was produced by Campagnolo solely for professional teams, as a 'granny gear' for the big Alpine mountain stages. It was never introduced to the retail market. Its 84.6mm across the holes, and was manufactured in only the few hundreds. Hence its 'hen's teeth' appeal.
That is the correct measurement for Super Record. Anyone ever heard of that before? >>
Bob: You must have missed the early chat about this item. This guy has raised suspicions in every quarter, especially his "borrowing" others photos to illustrate his items for auction. I engaged in the following exchange with him:
"Dear seller: I wonder if others have informed you of the error in this listing? Please view this as a "heads up" by a friendly onlooker (and an expert, I must humbly add!) The 144 BCD pattern cannot be any smaller than 41 T, due to the limitations of the design. Therefore 39 T is an impossibility with the 144 BCD chain ring. Yours logically must be a 135 BCD chain ring. You might want to modify your auction description to avoid unpleasantries after the sale.
Best of luck,
Dale Brown cycles de ORO, Inc. 1410 Mill Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27408 336-274-5959 fax 336-274-6360 cyclesdeORO.com ClassicRendezvous.com"
It is a 144 BCD, a very rare item produced in the early eighties for big Tour riders (Giro/TDF), ie NOT a retail product, but a very limited run for professional teams only. >>
firstname.lastname@example.org responds: << Sorry, that statement you have made is either misinformation you have unwittingly repeated or outright deception on your part. It is completely inaccurate and untrue. I speak as a professional bicycle dealer and racing official with an in depth knowledge on this matter based upon 33 years in the business. Please speedily correct this or I will be forced to make a report to eBay and to any other appropriate authorities of misconduct or possible fraud. Please act quickly and responsibly in this matter. Please consider yourself duly warned. >>
Greensboro, North Carolina