[CR]Reedy pedals

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot

From: RDF1249@aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 03:04:18 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Reedy pedals

<Steve Kurt wrote: "I recall seeing the pedals advertised in Bicycling mag.  IIRC, he machined his name into the cages. Nice pedals, and they went on to further fame when SunTour picked up the design and created the Superbe and XC pedals that I love so much.  (I'm assuming that SunTour actually paid for use of the design...)"

Let us not forget the Weyless pedals.  Not sure of their relationship to the Reedy, but certainly worked well -- and looked like the machinist's prototype for the Suntour.  If he didn't have CNC..

harvey sachs mcLean VA>

Before Suntour, and before Reedy and Weyless, there were ER pedals. East Rochester Tool and Die. They made a titanium and steel version which used sealed bearings and were very light. I had a set of these on my 18-lb MIT-brother-designed and built SortaKlein in 1977. He has the bike now with the pedals still on it. I think both the Suntour and Reedy designs came from this, but I suppose Reedy might have been the first one.

Bob Freeman