I got some Barelli pedals in my shop about 1980, but they elicited little interest because of the high price. I wound up buying them for myself to replace the Lyotard platform pedals on my Bill Boston, and have used them ever since. Since I usually wear non-cycling shoes (no cleats) when I ride the Boston, they have held up well, and have proven to be supremely comfortable. Even after 20 years, they are the smoothest pedals I've ever ridden.
Morgan Groves DeKalb IL, where the snow is beginning to blow
> We sold these pedals in the late 1970s and they were
\r?\n> indeed very smooth and
\r?\n> beautifully finished. They were also priced up there
\r?\n> with the other top
\r?\n> pedals of the era, Campag 1037A, TA and Phil CHP
\r?\n> sealed bearing.
\r?\n> The cages were replaceable which was a good thing as
\r?\n> the use with shoe cleats
\r?\n> of the day had a tendency to bend the plates in.
\r?\n> They only were produced for
\r?\n> a few years, fading well before Look clipless
\r?\n> knocked out almost all
\r?\n> traditional pedals. I always wondered how Barelli
\r?\n> came to be the name for a
\r?\n> British product.. Whether it was someone's name or
\r?\n> an attempt to sound
\r?\n> fashionably Italian?
\r?\n> Dale Brown