From what I was told by an ex-coworker (Bob Zummwalt who's been a racer since the early-50's and who's father was one of, if not THE, first importers of Campagnolo to the US) these pedals were designed for the British grass track racing scene. Later they came to the us for cinder-track racing and were popular for psycho-crossers too. I love these pedals and still beat myself up for giving a pair to a friend in the early 90's. enjoy, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
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On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> 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
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