who knows what about muddyfox!

MainlyMF

Muddy Fox Fan
Beartraps are the best looking pedal ever IMO....they look as dangerous as they are!

What pedals are they? I might have a hunt on ebay or post here for some originals for mine...may as well make it stock as not far off.
If it's the same as these then they look cast alloy? similar to the VP-707 black ones I have on the courier? Bit squarer though? maybe not as rounded? Someone will know.
 

Attachments

  • firstad copy.jpg
    firstad copy.jpg
    128.6 KB · Views: 7

Simon60

Retro Newbie
Beartraps are the best looking pedal ever IMO....they look as dangerous as they are!

What pedals are they? I might have a hunt on ebay or post here for some originals for mine...may as well make it stock as not far off.
Well. That's a surprise. I scrabbled about in the garage for my box of bits and the pedals I thought (I can visualise them!) were not what I thought they were. The spares are actually another set of beartraps, but still with their reflectors (mostly). As I recall, the originals were silvery alloy with reflectors built into the sides, and I think a row of grippy flat-topped nipples on both sides a couple of mm in diameter and maybe 4mm high. They weren't very good in the mud, as I recall. I still have scars on one shin from a beartrap pedal a good 35 years after it bit me!
I would think pretty-much any MTB from the early 80s will sport a set of beartraps unless they were removed later.
Someone posted a link to a Muddy Fox catalogue on this thread quite recently. There will be a good picture of the original pedals in that.
 

Simon60

Retro Newbie
If it's the same as these then they look cast alloy? similar to the VP-707 black ones I have on the courier? Bit squarer though? maybe not as rounded? Someone will know.
Yes. I remember them. Those are the ones. I can see them in the spares box in my garage, but they're not there.
 

Synthiaks

Retro Guru
Well. That's a surprise. I scrabbled about in the garage for my box of bits and the pedals I thought (I can visualise them!) were not what I thought they were. The spares are actually another set of beartraps, but still with their reflectors (mostly). As I recall, the originals were silvery alloy with reflectors built into the sides, and I think a row of grippy flat-topped nipples on both sides a couple of mm in diameter and maybe 4mm high. They weren't very good in the mud, as I recall. I still have scars on one shin from a beartrap pedal a good 35 years after it bit me!
I would think pretty-much any MTB from the early 80s will sport a set of beartraps unless they were removed later.
Someone posted a link to a Muddy Fox catalogue on this thread quite recently. There will be a good picture of the original pedals in that.
I'll find the ctalogue pics....have scanned ebay, but will grab an image and maybe post in wanted here just in case

weird yours seem to have pedalled off somewhere.....
 

MainlyMF

Muddy Fox Fan
They do look similar to VP-707, have seen black and silver on some of the early bikes, maybe retro fitted? This older photo from back in the day (borrowed off the muddy fox FB group) shows a slightly squarer pedal? Closer to the catalogue pic.
 

Attachments

  • 41752328_10214124819168869_8742456989579214848_n.jpg
    41752328_10214124819168869_8742456989579214848_n.jpg
    893.6 KB · Views: 4
  • 41769907_10214124787728083_649582673597038592_n.jpg
    41769907_10214124787728083_649582673597038592_n.jpg
    190.1 KB · Views: 4
  • 182747962_10221084412074342_166519519367220616_n.jpg
    182747962_10221084412074342_166519519367220616_n.jpg
    159.8 KB · Views: 4

MainlyMF

Muddy Fox Fan
I'll find the ctalogue pics....have scanned ebay, but will grab an image and maybe post in wanted here just in case

weird yours seem to have pedalled off somewhere.....
From Drew the man himself!👍
 

Attachments

  • 241668248_10160124496896803_8696741420498457098_n.jpg
    241668248_10160124496896803_8696741420498457098_n.jpg
    271 KB · Views: 10
  • 241671922_4479429785452604_7160319621887134860_n.jpg
    241671922_4479429785452604_7160319621887134860_n.jpg
    171.2 KB · Views: 9
  • 241674848_10160124495546803_8817842004156255255_n.jpg
    241674848_10160124495546803_8817842004156255255_n.jpg
    295.4 KB · Views: 9
Top