While you’re buying components for a vintage bike build, it is easy to come to the conclusion that money will in fact power your bicycle. In truth, that is only half of the story. So while your wallet will provide the tears, your legs are responsible for the sweat. Enter the mighty crank.
These get a lot of abuse, so finding beautiful ones is not easy. Most of the scuffs and wear don’t really show in this picture. That’s ok, yet more motivation to actually get out and ride the bike once it’s done, unlike this.