[CR]Making Campagnolo detachable quill pedals.....

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Date: Wed, 4 Aug 04 17:13:52 +1200
From: "Wayne Davidson" <wayne.collect@xtra.co.nz>
To: "CR BIKE LIST" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Making Campagnolo detachable quill pedals.....

Hi all, well what a job, unless you have all the tools and time don't try it. I spent lord only knows how many hours doing this.
   Firstly get an old pair of 1037 pedals, remove the head from from the rivated section of pedal body that protrudes from the pedal quill, cut the quill in the middle on the outside if using road pedals, remove quills.
   Centre punch and drill the hole to suit a 4mm ΓΈ x 8mm countersunk allen headed bolt, I used stainless to prevent rust, will contrast with the powder coated quill nice as well, just as they do with Suntour superbe/TA/Mavic items.
   Tap the holes and countersink the quills after cleaning up quills, I will use a sandblaster to help remove rust & old chrome from the quill. File the threaded stubs on the body so that they only protrude .5mm - .020". Install quills and bolt up, all should be OK. My one does look good, now I will be ready to do the other pedal.
   Now at this stage I can only say looks good, and the pedal will look better once the quills are powder coated and the body is cleaned up etc, how well it will stand up to actual riding I could not say, I would expect that due to the fact that the quills do use the stubs as a spigot, and that now they have lost a lot of there material, that they would not be as good as they once were, a light rider would find them OK. You can only use a 4mm bolt, as you cannot go bigger as the countersinks touch each other with the 4mm bolts, and also the little arms on the pedal body would not stand up to it either.
   Well thats all for now..........regards wayne davidson Invers NZ.........