Early Specialties TA Pro 5 Vis Crankset: 170mm x 52/40T Capped Pedal Holes - French (Near Mint+ Low Miles)
Very clean early version that features the closed pedal holes, with the little "cap" with a hole in it over the back sides. The very earliest versions had different flutes and little engraved logos near the dust caps, and these were after those (probably ~1965?)
The T.A. Pro 5 Vis (commonly called the Cyclotourist or Cyclotouriste) crank is considered by many touring and randonnee cyclists to be the finest crank ever produced (including Jan Heine and Velo Orange). It can be set up as a double or triple, and has a nearly infinite selection of chainring sizes. It's also lightweight, strong, and attractive. It's Q-factor is very low, possibly the lowest of any crank.
Near mint or better very lightly used show worthy condition! Decals and dust cap tool damage are the only real wear present. Replace these and they're golden. Arm ends have just a couple tiny scuffs but are near mint. chainring bolts look great. Chainring teeth show close to zero wear or dirt. No heel rub! Non-drive arm has one ~1cm scuff on an edge, otherwise arms are exceptionally clean with only very minor imperfections
- French pedal threads
- 52/40t double
- BCD: 50.4mm
- Made in France