Spécialités TA Cyclotouriste
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Category:  Cranksets
Name:  Spécialités TA Cyclotouriste
Brand:  Spécialités TA
Model:  Cyclotouriste
Years:  1962 - ?
Country:  France
Weight:  611 grams (Actual),
for double version (52/42) with dustcaps
Added By: JFischer on 10/29/07
Updated By: chisu on 11/21/15
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Chainring CountDouble; Single; TripleBCD 
BB StyleSquare Taper (ISO)Pedal Threads9/16" x 20 (English)
BB Length Flutes Crank Arm
Lengths 165; 170; 172.5; 175; 180Arm/Spider MaterialAluminum Alloy
Front MarkingsT. A.Back Markings
Extractor Threading   
General Information
The TA Cyclotouriste also came as a tandem set with appropriately threaded right-side Captain's cranks (no sprockets) and left-side cranks (with sprockets).
Start date per Jan Heine article in Bicycle Quarterly 6/1.  Early fluting different from later production.
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Brand Information(click to expand)

First introduced alloy chainrings which were used on a number of other company's crankarms, TA soon move on to producing their own crank arms as well and then expanded into other products.

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