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 Post subject: What are these cranks?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:15 am 
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I purchased these cranks off eBay for £12. They werent listed with a brand. I'm going to use them on the SS build I have underway. I gave them a quick autosol but have more polishing planned. Don't think they are anything special but I'd still like to know who made them.

Do you know what they are? There are two stamps on them; one that says Z46 (they are 46t) and the other could be the devil or a cat holding a shotgun. I have no idea.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:30 am 
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Look a bit like Magistroni, but not quite. Before my time though :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Thanks Shaun,

How old do you the they are?

Here's a close up of the logo. I'm not sure which way up I should be looking at it:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Can't place a make, but they look far eastern to me. I hope you have the bottom bracket axle and end bolts, and check the pedals go in before you fit them. Pedals are right hand thread for the right and left hand thread for the left.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:11 pm 
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They look a bit like the Nervar cranks that came on the cheap Peugeots int eh 70s. That pedal hole looks larger than 9/16?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Hi guys,

I do have a square taper axle and end bolts from one of my BB's but I need a new BB for this project anyway. The pedal threads are standard size (have already threaded a pedal in to check) and they fit the axle I have.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Ohh yea,

The only thing is it looks like it takes a 1/8 chain so the old 3/32 chain I have can't be used. I'll be buying a SS conversion for my hub anyway so I'll just make sure to buy a sprocket for a 1/8 chain (and buy a 1/8 chain).

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Look a bit like Magistroni, but not quite. Before my time though :D

Shaun



Absolutely, positively NOT Magistroni. Not Italian for that matter. Looks like low-end from the 80's or 90's. The chainring appears to have been made in such a way that it could work swaged (like here) or fitted to an ashtabula crank.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Hi,

They look remarkably like a set of Thun cranks i bought recently but i do not think they had the cat-type motif on them.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:29 am 
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TGR wrote:
Hi,

They look remarkably like a set of Thun cranks i bought recently but i do not think they had the cat-type motif on them.

Richard


I have googled Thun cranks and they do look similar. Thanks for the suggestion.

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