RE: [CR] fixie thing has gone too far!-- & Brought back Rino?


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From: travis.harry@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 14:35:15 -0500
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <521320.31129.qm@web82713.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: [CR] fixie thing has gone too far!-- & Brought back Rino?

said Harry, stirred by: jeffrey piwonka <jmpiwonka@yahoo.com>'s message of: Thursday 22 Nov 07 at 08:56 AM, On: RE: [CR] fixie thing has gone too far! [echoed below, in part<=1] -oOo- > Nothing quite like: > 1.) a low road bike bottom bracket > 2.) long crank arms > 3.) a fixed gear > 4.) a wide road pedal > 5.) a cocky first time fixie rider > > all entering a fast un-banked turn... to spell > imminent disaster.

A. I am happy to address #3, the dangerously wide road pedal, by accepting contributions of Shimano 105 and Shimano 600 PD-1055 and similar adapted-from- Dura-Ace 7400 track pedals. (eg http://cgi.ebay.ca/SHIMANO-7400-alloy-pedals-complete-with-large-toe-clips_W0QQitemZ320158129592QQihZ011QQcategoryZ36138QQcmdZViewItem

These are narrow, and take non-standard toe clips but standard leather straps. The outer bearing cap is even beveled on some variants for yet more clearance.

I'll repack bearings, post promotions of them in fixie forums as a kind of safe-sex or peddle-exchange program, taking wide and dangerous vintage French platforms in trade.

Yes, I will pay your within-North America shipping costs for contributions.

B. But, seriously, has a new generation's appreciation of clips and toe straps induced old Rino tooling back into production. (I've no relation to this seller.) Hard to deny the price--complete--is so modest, as to make A., above, just a sentimental proposition.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pedals-Rino-for-track-and-fixie-alluminium_W0QQitemZ120169244705QQihZ002QQcategoryZ36138QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

Harry Travis
Washington, DC USA