Dummy, here--had a set in the early 70's on a bike that I commuted on. Gave them away after they sawed through a second pair of street shoes one summer. DF
> 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.
> "Nobody can do everything, but if everybody did something everything would
> get done." Gil Scott-Heron
> 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
> > http://www.velo-retro.com (Reprints, Campagnolo Timeline & T-shirts)