John Siemsen wrote:
> Here's the concept: I want to equip it with period 1981 USA made
> (or brand) compoents or French. No Italian, no British, just USA
> and French. I also want super light weitht and some annodized
> components gold, red or black.
> For USA I've got Specialized stuff (HS, bar/stem, beautiful cranks,
> pedals) - USA brand, but not made. I've got Phil (Hubs, CHP
> pedals). I've got a pair of Weyless hubs.
Don't forget the beautiful Weyless seatpost and Weyless pedals; SunTour copied the trendsetting pedal.
Andrew Muzi of Yellow Jersey bike shop had this to say, "Bill Shook, later of American Classic was the designer for East Rochester, where this style pedal first appeared. That company became Weyless and they sold one like this, too. No, not the chintzy Chinese stuff of our century, but rather the mid-seventies American company Weyless whose ads said "move over, Campy". As if. Anyway, Bill made the first pedal of this style I ever saw. It appears Suntour was inspired by his work, progressing beyond but the basic idea was surely Bill's."
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California