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 Post subject: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:14 pm 
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You will have to forgive a roadie newbie and aspiring vintage bike builder, but: What are quill pedals?


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:16 pm 
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Quill pedals were one sided road pedals..........the quill was the upturned bit of metal on the outside. Track pedals had no quill.

I guess the use was to protect the foot if you slid the bike down the road.......ish !

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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:18 pm 
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Normally for use with toe clips and straps.and normally atleast one slow motion topple still strapped to the bike


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:27 pm 
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these or a variation of these:

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Still very widely available, ideal for a classic look :)


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Brilliant, thank you gents.

As you can tell, I am still sourcing bits for my clubmans racer and pedals are next on the shopping list.

I already have some suitable chromed steel toe clips that my wife found at a local charity shop for a pound. Now all I need are the pedals and straps, and the bay is awash with suitable examples, so now I know what I am looking at, I can choose a suitable pair.


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:11 pm 
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If you are looking for new ones, 1970's MKS Sylvan are still made :)

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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:19 pm 
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Are they really, how cool is that.

I'll check them out, but there really are loads on the bay and all pretty sensibly priced..... which is nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:32 pm 
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http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... edal-10211

Agree though, lots on evilbay :)

Kyukuoto pro-ace my fave pedals

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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Just remember neil that the spikey bit is great for taking chunks out of your shins


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:07 pm 
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matthew71 wrote:
Just remember neil that the spikey bit is great for taking chunks out of your shins


Yummy! I can hardly wait.


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