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@Stuart Firth said:
Yes I daresay you’re right, but it just feels wrong! I do prefer the look of Gibson wheels though.
Hmmm… Rock and a hard place…
What are your feelings about using the Gibson plastic cranks, and then once you have the quartering properly sorted, pinning the cranks through the axles? It’s not too difficult to do, although a pillar drill or similar will help.
FWIW, I have an M&L 1076 saddle tank with Gibson outside cranks on it that I built thirty years ago, and although it only is run occasionally, the quartering has never shifted. That is just fixed with Loctite 601. I think 603 is the more modern version – it’s the latest bottle I bought.