[CR]Rubber Block Pedals

Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2003 08:47:38 -0700
From: "Bainbridge" <gotfleas@earthlink.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <000801c32de5$0c07bbe0$6c30e2d0@pavilion>
Subject: [CR]Rubber Block Pedals

Rubber block pedals???

Yeah, I'm afraid so and they actually are for a bike that would fit the definition of this list. I am working on a neo-classic Porteur bike which requires rubber block pedals. I am wondering whether anyone knows of a make/vintage of rubber block pedals in 9/16" that have decent bearings and a cap that will allow access to the bearings??

The best I have found were some older Union bow types, which look great, but have no way to access the bearings. I have seen some beautiful examples of these pedals on old commute bikes in Paris, but of course the pedal thread is wrong and I imagine they would nearly impossible to find in this country.

I know this isn't a very exciting topic, and Faliero and Alberto would have little to say about it, but if anyone can point me in the right direction, I would very much appreciate it.

Bryant Bainbridge
Portland, Orygun