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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Just make sure your shoes have stiff soles. Did a 25mile ride in pumps and my feet ache something awful.


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:27 pm 
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Good point.

I still have to find some shoes (size 42 / 8 ) and then finally, once the bike is done, an appropriate jersey and cap. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:49 pm 
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You mean size 42 with shoe plates :D

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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:27 am 
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I have shoe plates and nails to fix them to the shoe..,


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:18 am 
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Midlife wrote:
You mean size 42 with shoe plates :D

Shaun



Do I?

Shoe plates?

NAILS?

Boy, do we have it easy these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:00 am 
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I've got wooden soled Detto's and the cleats are fixed with nails.

I think they are great and I get the strangest looks, not only from my wife (I'm used to that now) but also from the hoards of Sunday carbon roadies that appear when the sun shines.


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:24 am 
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Can I add a related question, now that this one has been answered? I know what a quill stem is but why is it called a quill?


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 Post subject: Re: Quill Pedals?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:06 pm 
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I think the original stems were cut an angle with an angled wedge..........rather like the cut end of a quill pen?

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/nitto-pearl- ... prod27446/

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