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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:34 pm 
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What are these for?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Campagnolo-Pe ... 4ac3241e84


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:41 pm 
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They look like the screw on attachments for the rear of pedals, the idea was you used them to flip the pedal up so you could get you feet into the toe-clips. Many pedals had them built in. That's what they look like to me LOL

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
They look like the screw on attachments for the rear of pedals, the idea was you used them to flip the pedal up so you could get you feet into the toe-clips. Many pedals had them built in. That's what they look like to me LOL

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That is what I was hoping someone would say as some bright spark has filed off said protrusions on my pedals.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:06 pm 
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I've seen these fitted to the inside of the FRONT pedal plate. Not sure why but it's on more than one occasion!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
I've seen these fitted to the inside of the FRONT pedal plate. Not sure why but it's on more than one occasion!


They seem shaped to do that. Plus on an 80s toe clip there is an identical tab on the toe clip so what is the purpose?

You can see where the tab is here. So why would you need this tab?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Montello wrote:
Old Ned wrote:
I've seen these fitted to the inside of the FRONT pedal plate. Not sure why but it's on more than one occasion!


They seem shaped to do that. Plus on an 80s toe clip there is an identical tab on the toe clip so what is the purpose?


To stop you jamming your toe inside the front of the pedal while sliding your foot in? Something I've never experienced in all the years I used toeclips!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Montello wrote:
Old Ned wrote:
I've seen these fitted to the inside of the FRONT pedal plate. Not sure why but it's on more than one occasion!


They seem shaped to do that. Plus on an 80s toe clip there is an identical tab on the toe clip so what is the purpose?


To stop you jamming your toe inside the front of the pedal while sliding your foot in? Something I've never experienced in all the years I used toeclips!


If that were the case why make the tabs to be used without toe clips?


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 11:01 am 
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That's the right place to fit them, the back of the front plate. The idea is it helps to get your foot into the pedal as there's no chance of the front of your shoe hitting the back of the front plate. Campagnolo toeclips had them already built-in but Christophe and others didn't.

They wouldn't work if fitted to the back plate as a "flip up tab" cuz they would get in the way of your shoe plates.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 11:57 am 
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http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/mks-spin-2-p ... prod19681/

Like the above I have seen the little bolt on triangles to attach to the bottom of the pedal....

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:07 pm 
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That is a the best explanation I have seen so far.

To work as pedal flippers they would been to be bent and fitted the other way ... watch this space ...


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