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.
> 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.
Seattle WA USA