[CR]Bianchi pedal copies

(Example: Framebuilding)

From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
To: "CR" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 02:22:38 -0400
Subject: [CR]Bianchi pedal copies

Just a little heads up. There is presently an auction for a set of alloy Bianchi pedals on ebay: http://ebay.com/<blah> _W0QQitemZ160216715518

These pedals are assembled using the kit that a friend of mine made a few years ago. These are therefore not original pedals and the seller is not explaining this. The friend who made these kits is somewhat upset as it has always been his intention that everybody clearly indicate that these are not original pedals. As far as copies go, they are very well-made. Another point to note is that whoever assembled them mis-inserted one of the cross-members and you would now have great difficulty inserting a toe clip strap. I believe that I still have one more of these kits available. It would be $75 for any CR listmember. Do however be aware that to assemble the kit does require the correct donor Sheffield pedals. (you would need to get both the distance between the cross-members right as well as the correct barrel size.)

On another of this same seller's auctions, he is selling a set of Bianchi cambio corsa hubs. Unfortunately, it would appear that the freewheel side flange appears to have been made for a bike with a chaincase; at least this is what my most recently imparted information is the reason for the flange at the end of the freewheel threading. It woud appear that either the flange or the axle has been switched out.

http://ebay.com/<blah> E_W0QQitemZ160216718886

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ, USA