Richard M Sachs wrote:
> did alfredo binda make his own toe straps
> or were they made by people trained by
> the master himself?
Actually it's worse than that, Richie!
Apparently Cino paid Alfredo an endorsement fee to put Binda's signature on the buckle and his name on the strap (King of the Mountains & Three Times Champion of the World), then paid Dino to make them, and then sold them to the cycling public. It's called Entrepreneurial Spirit.
Chuck "you build the bikes Richie and I'll put my name on the down tube" Schmidt SoPas, SoCal
http://www.velo-retro.com (Campagnolo Timeline, reprints and t-shirts)