Phew... nobody took my comment to heart - If I'd said that on "certain" forum's I'd now be in the middle of ugly bun fight.
For the record - I love bikes, from garage queens to total beaters it's all good, and though I don't have a garage queen I'm glad others do (and I try not to be jealous of those that would fit and I would love to ride).
, what's wrong with keeping the cranks original??? How about showing us a picture so we can see what we're talking about. I'm not a fan of refurbishing stuff unless it's really REALLY bad.
Note - my experience of polished components is that they tarnish over time and once the pitting sets in it can be terminal - any original coating might be better than no coating. 2p
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
95 Kona Explosif Singlespeed/Fixie - 100% Thrashed since new and it's still very well loved (and it looks it).
Dave Lloyd C.A.T.S W.I.S.K.A.S - Built, ridden, loved, and sold.