The cranks are finally turning

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I am sure that you, just like we, have found long periods of time over recent months to feel like an endless replay of Groundhog Day. We saw our various deadlines come and go, our launch events cancelled, and our partners seriously affected by the pandemic. Throughout, we have tried to remain positive and practice equanimity. On the bright side, we have had time to further refine our upcoming products and to go the extra mile so we can have everything just where we want it.

We are therefore delighted to announce the launch of our new Grand Tour Cranksets. Over 15 months in the making, we hope you will find them worth waiting for — not least since Chater-Lea last released a new crankset in the early 1960s.

In an industry now dominated by copycat products, the new cranksets were inspired by the original Chater-Lea designs and stand apart from mass produced offerings. We utilise the finest contemporary materials, production processes, and finishes, with an eye for detail true to the brand’s heritage.

The new cranksets include a sub-compact double with 46t/30t chainrings and two sizes of 1x (singles) in 40t and 36t. Both utilise a square taper JIS bottom bracket and can be used in conjunction with modern as well as traditional drivetrains. The singles are designed to be part of a 1x configuration and will work with 9/10/11 speed chains, suitable for road, gravel and cross use. We are big fans of 1x configuration, but if there is demand we would also consider adding a traditional single-ring configuration in the future.

Like the Grand Tour Pedal, this product is all entirely made in the UK. Every component including crank arms, chainrings, pins, and fixings are proudly made in Britain using the finest materials, including 7050 and 7075 grade aluminium, and 316 stainless steel.

Double Crankset

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46t / 30t Sub-Compact Double
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Grand Tour Double Chain Ring

1x (Single) Crankset

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1x (Single) Crankset in 40t and 36t
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1x (Single) Crankset

Beginning today you can register your interest in our cranksets on the Chater-Lea website. They will be available for order in the next couple of weeks and shipping shortly thereafter.

We hope that you and yours are staying safe and getting out for a ride at least on occasion to enjoy the summer months.

To join our community visit our website.

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Musings on bicycles, manufacturing, business and the revival of Chater-Lea. Established 1890. Re-launched 2019. www.chaterlea.com

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