Re: [CR]Campy pedal question


Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 22:37:27 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: "Mark A. Perkins" <bicyclemark@juno.com>
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy pedal question
References: <20010205.222635.-211947.3.bicyclemark@juno.com>


Mark A. Perkins wrote:
>
> Oh yea' ! The toe strap loop. The one so many people put the strap
> through the wrong way. I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes (toe
> clips?), but if you install the strap from the outside/bottom of the loop
> (with the pedal right-side-up), with the tip of the strap coming through
> from the bottom to the top of the loop, but then down and through the
> hole in the pedal's body, before giving it a twist and sending it through
> the other hole in the body, and then finally back up and through the toe
> clip loop and then back down to the buckle. The buckle will be below the
> loop and to the outside of the cage. I believe the loop is supposed to
> hold the strap and buckle out of the way. If you look closely at a campy
> pedal's toe strap loop, it's opening dips below the height of the top
> edge of the cage plate(s) about enough to make the top of the strap flush
> with the top edge of the plate(s). And the loop is bent over so that the
> top of the loop is flush with the top edge of the pedal cage plate. If
> you install your straps this way, right or wrong, you will have more room
> for your wider/larger shoes (like my size 12's), and there will no longer
> be a bump under your shoe where the strap used to be.
>
> "Bicycle Mark" Perkins
> Fresno Cycling Club - Historian

Huh?

Just kidding, but the above is kinda hard to follow... but there is no question that the buckle is supposed to be between the loop and the toe clip loop, not underneath the pedal. Well I guess you did say "right or wrong"... And Campagnolo in all their wisdom, _did_ see the error of their ways, and eliminated the "loop".

"Chuck" Schmidt The South Pasadena bike guy

Chuck