Classic & Vintage - Vintage Shimano Toe Clips
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I've been looking to replace the mountain bike pedals on my trek 610 with something closer to the original shimano 600 pedals, like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200503388857&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:B:WNA:MOTORS:1123#ht_500wt_928
However, a lot of the used pedals on ebay are missing clips, and they seem hard to find. I've been able to find new shimano clips with that triangular screw pattern, but only in plastic. Does anyone know of a good source for these clips?
08-08-10, 06:16 PM
Plastic it is, unless you find some used pedals. The metal ones are pretty much scarfed up, or sell on their own for as much as the pedals...
08-08-10, 06:58 PM
i have 105 pedals like that sitting in a box. they have plastic clips though.
There are a bunch of issues here. The little triangular piece that screws down over the toe clip comes in three varieties, two for steel clips (an early one with room for very thin tabs on the PD-64 cleats, and a later one with more room for thicker tabs so the PD-64 cleats wouldn't break as frequently) and one for plastic toe clips. They will all mount in the same holes, but you need the right one for the clip and the right one for the cleats if you plan to use the matching cleats. All these little parts are pretty much unavailable. The screws have to be longer for plastic cleats and are a nonstandard design so they sit flush, so you need the Shimano screws. Get the picture?
Shimano packed pedals with one pair of Large steel cleats, which were more like a Medium in a Christophe or MKS or other toe clip. They weren't very good at supplying spares. There was also an aluminum one briefly, but they broke very easily and they were only available aftermarket (never with the pedals).
All that said, many people tended to dump or give away the Large clips to get ones big enough for their feet ("Large" was for Japanese audiences) and in the end there was a small availability in Large and slightly more in Mediums, but those are all gone. Except in complete pedal kits, they are pretty much unobtainable and there's no alternative.
If you like that look in a pedal, check out the Campy pedals of the same vintage. They look similar but have a small front plate that is just enough to mount a standard toe clip.
On the track sprinters still use these pedals without the toe clips because the clip is really only there to support the strap when you flip your foot in on the road. But even there, choices have tended to move on to pedals with actual availability of parts.
08-08-10, 07:23 PM
I don't know exactly what you are looking for but is it like this?
08-08-10, 07:48 PM
I have some metal ones. They're rusty as crap, though.
08-08-10, 07:57 PM
have a bike shop that has an account with EAI Distribution call them up and order them. EAI has alot, alot, alot, of NIB items (old sewups to stems to these clips). you will pay top dollar for them though. the last time I checked 6 months ago or so these pedal clips were $60. :(
Old Fat Guy
08-08-10, 08:26 PM
Alloy clips came stock with Dura Ace pedals, steel with 600. I still have a few sets of Dura Ace, and no, not for sale.
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