Downtube indexed gear levers. They made such a loud horrible click with every change change that I gave up after one ride and have stayed with friction gears ever since. I'm sure they worked perfectly well, so it's just a matter of taste.
Carradice saddle bag support, the one that clamps to the seat stays. First problem is sidepull brakes gets in the way of mounting the thing. I even took the brake off and mounted it on the other side of the brake bridge. The support was just to bendy to work.
Old Ned wrote:
Ian Raleigh wrote:
Heehee just checked velobase nicknamed suicide or death pedals love it!
If I remember rightly they are still made but under a different name.
Who would want these type of pedals anyway? They are so dangerous.
Still made?? Not seen them advertised anywhere and they don't hold a candle to anything since SPD's appeared.
Mind you, they worked OK for Ian Cammish and others.
The 'button' was supposed to be pushed in to release the cleat and in an accident you had to make sure you fell on the button so you could get out. I'm sure I've put something in the Mag Scans section about them? I've got a brochure somewhere.
Calling them "suicide or death pedals" is just so silly. The phrase "suicide or death" anything seems to originate from scaredy-cat Americans.
Surely they are no different from toe clips and shoeplates or current trackers who use toestraps with their clipless pedals, ie you have to reach down and flick the strap/press a button to get your foot out. That Cinelli pedal was designed for racing, not everyday use.