[CR]The First Toe Clips - was Campagnolo Toe Clips

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From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Bruce C." <BruceCumberland@comcast.net>
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Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 12:22:09 -0500
Subject: [CR]The First Toe Clips - was Campagnolo Toe Clips

I've seen all-steel toe clips , without any fittings for leather straps , with patent dates in the 1890's .

The two most common types seemed to be :

Toe clips formed from wire , into more or less the shape of "modern" toe clips , with or without wrapping around the sides .

Plates which just barely turned up at the front end ( to hold only the first centimeter or two of each shoe ) .

I've also seen some with fittings for leather straps . But , those leather toe straps seemed to be a later invention !

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas

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From: "chris ioakimedes"
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 11:32 AM
Subject: [CR]the first toe clips

> >>When were the steel toe clips first introduced ?
> Nick Zatezalo
> >>Atlanta,Ga
> I have a couple pages of Montgomerey Wards catalog #79 which I believe to be turn of the century or teens, it has steel toe clips for sale.
> Chris Ioakimedes
> Fairfax California