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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:37 pm 
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I just picked up some of those old nail on "shoe-plates" two road pairs and a cyclo cross pair NOS complete with nails!

I'll post some pics when I get the camera out.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:26 am 
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Found these guys selling new old style shoes
http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/quoc-pham ... ivjab7onq1

Dromarti sell the old style cleats for modern shoes
http://www.dromarti.com/index.php?main_ ... ucts_id=18


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Shoe plates:

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Nails:

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Cyclo cross plates:

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And some of mine. The long 'Anquetil' ones were made by TA and they also made a short version. The length was supposed to help stiffen the shoe. Supplied complete with nails and a surprisingly high price tag for the day.

The alloy one is 'Pavarin' probably dating from the early 80's. I have the pair - but can't see me using them! Just a part of my 'What We had to Put Up With' black museum. :twisted:

The black one is also 'Pavarin' but in a hard plastic and is possibly one of the first adjustable designs. There is a small plate that was nailed to the shoe sole and then the plastic slotted part was attached by small bolts to allow a degree of angle adjustment. I think they improved this in later models (which were also made in alloy) by making the back-plate a lot larger.

This idea then developed into the 'integral' adjustable plate such as the one shown on my 'Rivat' retro leather shoes. This was - at the time - a great leap forward and was a luxury compared to earlier designs. Trouble was that each shoe maker had a different design and very few - if any - were compatible.

Then we get into the minefield that is 'Clipless'............................ :? :wink:


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Adidas used a totally different system than those pictured , but it did lead to a thick nylon plastic sole (which was at least stiffer)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adidas-pedal-sho ... 3cb373376b

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Vintage-Adidas-E ... 25616235e9


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Just in case anyone hasn't seen it, shoeplates from classic lightweights:

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/components/shoeplates-components.html


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latman wrote:
Adidas used a totally different system than those pictured , but it did lead to a thick nylon plastic sole (which was at least stiffer)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Adidas-pedal-sho ... 3cb373376b

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Vintage-Adidas-E ... 25616235e9


Like the ones I have for sale.


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