[CR] bigfoot and the great speckled bird

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Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 22:42:58 -0700
From: john strizek <lyonstrings@yahoo.com>
To: classic rendevous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] bigfoot and the great speckled bird

   I have size 12s. the only way I can use my old Quill pedals is with my  old Lambertini or Detto Pietros with the Jacque Anquetil cleats. My foot is just too wide. I have long favored the Lyotard Berthet 23s. I have seen the new White Industries touring pedal. It is all CNC machined and has a lot of work and thought put into it. I saw the price also. I will not be likely to buy any in the near future. I will have to be content with my stash of Berthet 23s. I used to buy them at the same LBS that I saw the White pedals at. I still have one unused pair, mounted only and removed in a tattered box. I paid $10 for the Lyotards back in the day and bought two pair at a time. I have at least six more besides the NOS pair. I have lately been using the MKS GR-9. I find the GRs more comfortable. For a planned bastard build I will spring for a pair of GRs in black, they are a couple of bucks more than the silver at about $35. At the same local shop years ago I just happened to stop by the day "The Cannibal" was there promoting his, at that time relatively new, frame and cycle business. I was amazed to see how big Eddy Mercyx was in person. A handsome devil with a great smile and an awe inspiring presence in person.

Well still continuing my quest for long reach side-pull brakes. 57mm is not enough.

john strizek
sacramento, california
in the USA