Re: [CR]Campy pedal question

Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 22:05:12 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy pedal question
From: "Mark A. Perkins" <>

You must be one of the persons who still does it the wrong way, Chuck. Why do you criticize what you don't understand? Let me try to phrase it more clearly.

With the pedal right-side-up, insert the tip (opposite the buckle end) of the strap through the loop (on the cage) from the bottom side, coming through and out the top of the loop.

Now, go over the cage (with the strap) and then down and through the little oval hole in the pedal body (that is also there for the strap to go through). This is a tight bend, but the strap should stay flush with the top edge of the cage. This is what allows people like me, with size 12's, to fit such narrow pedals, and if you don't do it this way the strap is always in the way.

Next, give the strap one twist before putting it through the other little oval hole.

Once you're through the second part of the body, turn the tip straight up and behind the tab at the crank-arm end of the cage.

Now you can thread the tip through the toe clip loop, and then through the buckle.

I'm sorry you disagree Chuck, and I don't care that much either. But I used to do it the wrong way too, and one day a person who knew a better way, showed me how to do it right. I just wanted to share some good information with a bunch of good people.

"Bicycle Mark" Perkins "Visalia, CA"

On Mon, 05 Feb 2001 22:37:27 -0800 Chuck Schmidt <> writes:
> 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