Re: [CR]Campy pedal question


Example: Production Builders:Cinelli

Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 12:22:21 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: David Goerndt <davidg@iag.net>
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy pedal question
References: <3d.6fbfebb.27aedef0@aol.com> <010501c08ec9$a7927d60$744a1ecf@leonardo>


David Goerndt wrote:
>
> I asked this question yesterday about the early 60's Campy pedals. I've
> posted two photos, one of which is a pair I have and the other is a pair
> from ebay.
> If you look at the two photos, compare the quills. You'll notice that the
> pair on the left have a definate asymetrical appearance, while the pair on
> the right are more symetrical. My question then is, when did Campagnolo
> produce the pair on the left and when did the change to the more symetrical
> design? View the photos here: http://www.iag.net/~davidg/CampyPedals.htm
>
> Thanks
>
> David Goerndt

This is all conjecture on my part, but your asymetrical caged pedals from your '63 Cinelli would be made that way to make the back plate a little wider for wider/larger shoes. One of the real shortcomings of having a loop for the strap was the it tended to force the shoe very close to the crank arm. I think this is the reason the loop was eliminated from the later steel caged Nuovo Gran Sport and the Superleggeri and Super Record pedals. Without the loop holding the strap close to the edge of the pedal the shoe can move further to the outside of the pedal if necessary. The loop wasn't found to necessary or even desirable in practice.

I have never seen the asymetric cage before so it must be very rare. I do have two pairs of Record pedals where the wrench-flats on the spindle extends off the end of the spindle (no shoulder in other words).

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, California
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