RE: [CR]Ebay outting & Question on Campy Thing-a-ma-jig

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Subject: RE: [CR]Ebay outting & Question on Campy Thing-a-ma-jig
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 22:42:36 -0700
Thread-Topic: [CR]Ebay outting & Question on Campy Thing-a-ma-jig
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From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
To: <>, "Mark Poore" <>

John Thompson writes:
> Mark Poore wrote:
> > Tonight at 11:00 EST there will be
> > an auction for what I titled Campagnolo Thing-a-ma-jig.
> Regarding the "thing-a-ma-jig" (aka eBay item #7183330109)...
> What you have here are shoe guides that bolt onto the pedals,
> just behind the toe clips. Campy incorporated these directly
> into their own toeclips (see e.g.
> but also made
> them available as separate, bolt-on pieces for those heathens
> unwilling or unable to use real Campy toeclips.

I don't speak Italian and I haven't seen the name in 15 years or so, but I wanna say those were called "invito scarpetta" - and the toke lips that incorporated them said something like "con invito scarpetta" on the blue box - anyone else remember this? No hits in Google though

Babelfish doesn't know the word scarpetta, but when I changed it to scarpa, it gave the Italian translation as "I invite shoe" It invites the shoe into the toe clip!

Glen Erickson made a lovely set of earrings out of these for his wife - cut them just above the word Patent, drilled one tiny hole in each, and hung them on some simple earring hooks. I had a pair but liked them on my bike too much to sacrifice them for Laurie.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle WA USA