Thanks for the PDF.Inigo Montoya said:the "STD" Forged Plate is missing. thats why they went so cheap on ebay. that plate is bolted to the crank and holds the 2 missing bolts to fix the chainring. its the same as on the syncros forged aluminium cranks. i attached the pdf to give you an impression of whats missing.
i think the seller does given the statement about "NO ADDITIONAL HARDWARE OR PARTS INCLUDED". Better to say that then "MISSING IMPORTANT CHAINRING BRACKET PART" ... LOLInigo Montoya said:ask the seller about that part. he might not know it belongs to the cranks.
I remember hearing about that too. I still can't wrap my head around it though. I wonder if near net forging is somehow different than the cold forging that say, Shimano does. Or if it's a design difference, that uses the standard processrichieb said:the fact that the cranks needed very little machining after the forging.
nevermind.MendonCycleSmith said:With all due respect, that has to be one of the dumber ideas I've ever seen. Anyone know the thought process behind these? Just curious. All I see is a fantastic opportunity for potential irritation :madman: