Re: [CR]Campagnolo Track Pedals a la dente & Offer of Swap of my SGRs


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Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 10:58:29 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Campagnolo Track Pedals a la dente & Offer of Swap of my SGRs
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John Taglia wrote:
>
> Howdy,
>
> I was wondering if anyone out there can tell me a bit about the Campagnolo
> toothed track pedals, Nuovo Record era. They look like the standard steel
> pista pedals except the pedal lips are ridged. I seemed to recall that they
> were relatively scarce. Is my recollection about their scarcity correct? Any
> special reason for this?

Their first appearance is in the 1960 Catalog #14 and they appear in the 1967 Catalog #15 but not in the 1968 Catalog #16.

Having sharp, sawteeth on the pedal cages must have proved to be a poor design concept, leading to their elimination from the catalog and making them a hot collectable today. Collectors can be a pretty perverse lot.

Let's see... leather soled shoes pressing on the edges of two saw blades... sounds good to me... yikes!

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California
http://www.velo-retro.com (Reprints, Campagnolo Timeline & T-shirts)