Mint, never used or mounted and still in original box as pictured. This very model was then re-named Cronospecial in its first version, pre 85 production, so this crankset matches both Special and Cronospecial groups. Top production for Gipiemme from late 70's to mid 80's.
Probably among the first ever produced as box is still the orange "Special" type. Peculiar to the so-called "Mexico Finish" is the 5 milled chainring arms and lightened 52t chainring. Super elegant, light and efficient model. Both crank arms have 14x1,25 pedal thread indication within the rectangle close to pedals insert. This would suggest it's for French threaded pedals.HOWEVER, actual thread on them is 9/16. I noticed that hole was standard (while French thread is always smaller). So I brought 2 NOS Campagnolo 9/16 right and left pedal axles and screwed them on crank arms and verified they are actually for 9/16 please refer to last 2 pictures to have a physical proof of this. Gipiemme Special Mexico 170, 52-42t crankset, 9/16 pedals thread. Gipiemme Special Mexico , Italian thread 36x24F.
Nowadays a true rarity to find, especially NOS and in box Don't miss it! The item "Vintage NOS GIPIEMME CRONO SPECIAL MEXICO FINISH CRANKSET & BB, Mint & Boxed" is in sale since Saturday, September 15, 2018.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bike Components & Parts\Chainsets & Cranks". The seller is "gwiliam_bikes" and is located in Cagliari.
This item can be shipped worldwide.