So if you look at the dust cap/extractor ring, what does it say? I spy with my little eye a word starting with "C".bitt3n said:came off a ~2004 De Rosa Merak I bought while in Italy. googling ROI Kappa cranks doesn't help.
Yes it does, and those are Campy chain rings.........but, I'm not sold yet. It would be interesting to find out what's up with them. I still believe they have an aluminum core.Kerry Irons said:So if you look at the dust cap/extractor ring, what does it say? I spy with my little eye a word starting with "C".
Yes, I have been riding Campy for over 25 years and owned one of the first 10 speed groupo's as well as Ultra Torque cranks. I have never seen a crank like this by Campy.bitt3n said:here are the large size of the pics of both cranks, although I don't think there's much more info to be had from them.
so the dustcap/chainrings are campy, and the logo is a clothing company that one would assume doesn't make cranks and is therefore presumably a sponsor. it seems implausible that someone sponsored would be using anything but high-end parts, and perhaps curious that non-campy cranks would be designed for campy rings
raymonda, is there anything specific that makes you think they are not campy, other than the bolts?
+1. could have been earlier though. There was aftermarket stuff around from FSA etc.raymonda said:Yes, I have been riding Campy for over 25 years and owned one of the first 10 speed groupo's as well as Ultra Torque cranks. I have never seen a crank like this by Campy.
I suppose there might be an argument that it might be a proto-type but I don't think Campy would make a proto-type with 5 spider pattern, as opposed to their signature Record 4 with the fifth being the crank arm. This looks to be the same quality that was coming out of Tiawan in and around 2004-2005 or so. Aluminum core with a carbon wrap.
What is interesting is that it takes a tapered BB and has Campy rings and extracting bolts. So, I could be completely wrong and this was a well hidden Campy proto type that was absolutely never used or released by Campy.........but I doubt it. I think it was an after market that might have had some use/sold sparingly in Europe and not the US.
That is what I'm thinking. Back when I worked in an LBS, we had a distributor for ROI. Not sure they are still in business..raymonda said:I did a bit of quick research and it seems that many companies sold cranks like these that used Campy standard chain rings. One such company was Carbon Lord. They weren't the actual manufacturer but rather put their name on Taiwain made cranks circa, 2003 or so.
So, I would say the odds are that the person riding this bike wanted a carbon crank on their bike and put these on. It was before Campy made a carbon crank.