They were intended to attach the toeclips to the pedals.
Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:I think the screws and nuts that came with Christophe clips were primarily intended not for stripped Campy pedals, but for Lyotard and other French pedals which until the 80's typically didn't have threaded mounting holes.
Tom Dalton <email@example.com> wrote: I've never seen a Record pedal with a stripped toeclip attaching thread.
Greg Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan
Geeez, I know I've seen this problem at least once. It comes from using the crappy out-of-spec screws that come with the clips instead of the nice screws that come with the pedals ;-)
Ahem... but seriously, I think it's pretty remarkable how rarely the threads in Campy pedal cages fail given how often you see failure of front derailleur cable clamps which engage just about the same threaded depth. That's not to mention how often you see thread failures on other brands of pedals. In any case, if you strip a Campy pedal cage, you're probably using a bad bolt or way too much torque. One problem that's not unheard of with 5 x .8 fastener failure is people inadventently using SAE 5-32 fasteners, which look very much the same. A correllary is all the early Cannondale frames with stripped bottle bosses because Cannondale, before the wised up, used 5-32 rivnuts for the bosses. Anyone who used any screw normally found in a bike shop, say the ones that come with a bottle cage, rather than those that came with teh frame, was in for a problem.
Tom Dalton Bethlehem, PA
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