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Old 11-07-07, 10:54 AM   #1
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Campagnolo SGR Clipless Pedals

Not sure if these are considered vintage, but last night installed these and to my dismay discovered I have to use my hand to clip out - has anyone else used these and is this their experience? I read on the web before purchasing that that they clipped out using a a sideways twist.

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Old 11-07-07, 12:55 PM   #2
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anybody?
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picture? I have a set of Campagnolo clipless pedals, but I'm not familiar with the model.

Also, do you have other experience with clipless pedals?
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the pedal looks like this

http://tinyurl.com/2ph8lg



i don't really have experience with clipless pedals.
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Old 11-07-07, 02:46 PM   #5
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SGR, twist and pull back, not just twist. I suspect part of your problem is getting used to clipless pedals.
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Is that the Campy model with the distinction of being the heaviest clipless pedal ever made?
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Old 11-07-07, 02:56 PM   #7
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yes - those are the ones
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Mine are like conventional Looks - only prettier. I don't know what the deal with those oddballs is.
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I fixed your post so the image is shown without having to follow link

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The pedals probably only need to be lubricated. They tend to be somewhat more picky about maintenance than other brands. The SGR pedals have one very distinct advantage over others: the pedals always stay upright, so you never need to fiddle to get your feet into them.
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how would one go about lubricating them?
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how would one go about lubricating them?

There are a few lubrication points. I no longer have a pair to check them out, but I remember that it was all that evident. I remember I ended up contacting somebody who was selling a NOS set on ebay to get a photocopy of the original maintenance description. After that, the pedals released readily every time.
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no offense, but those pedals are all kinds of ugly. but in a cool way.
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Old 11-10-07, 07:15 AM   #14
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Great Christmas gift idea for my 'ugly twin', brother!

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Great pedals those!
First pair of clipless I ever used, not long after they hit the market in the UK.
I still have a pair and they are in GREAT condition. Probably would use them still if I could
get plates made for the shoes...
Lubrication was easy with WD40. Worked a treat on mine.
Getting out was not difficult, just a twist and slight lift upwards and it's done...
Ugly? Not taste mate, none at all ;-)

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I used a pair of SGR pedals. They are kind of cool, very well made, very heavy.
When the cleat/pedal interface is dirty it can be very difficult to unclip. That s
There are several ports in the pedal body to lubricate the bearings. The cleats are some times availe on internet.
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"They are kind of cool, very well made, very heavy." QUOTE.


They weigh-in at 320 gms/pedal, not inc the cleat.


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They were unofficially called "the brick". Something Campy fans want to forget about. I believe this was the FIRST in a long line of failures for Campagnolo. The blush was off the rose as they say.
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"Something Campy fans want to forget about." QUOTE.


NOT I!


A number of years ago when speaking with Mike Barry at Bicycle Specialties in Toronto,

he half jokingly said that one day he would put together the most uselessly equipt bike:

Campagnolo C-RECORD. (Delta brakes, aluminium/ti freewheel - c/w it's own toolkit,

syncro-shift I or II, and of course the above noted SGR pedals.)


All of the above are now (fast forward) highly desirable, being

"THE-ICING-ON-THE-CAKE-GRUPPO", for many high end frames.


Even Frank J Berto with his "Upgrading Your Bicycle", 1988, was not overly impressed

with the offering.

How times have changed!


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Years ago, Nashbar was practically giving these away, they had a bad reputation. Difficulty dismounting was one of the problems, being excessively heavy another issue. I can't remember the exact price at the time but I want to say it was like 30$ a set back in ~1990.
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Cobalto brakes could also fit that list of parts. I just can not see how the blue stone was an improvement over the previous generation brake. C-record may have had some questionable part designs but it is still my favorite group of all time.
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I have a pair, bought NOS off eBay some years ago. They are now in their box, nearly NOS and there they will stay. The quality of the aluminum polishing is the only positive I can think of. Unfortunately that's more than offset by excessive weight and, as described above, a difficult pull and twist motion to unclip.

Campy missed badly on that one.


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I have a pair, bought NOS off eBay some years ago. They are now in their box, nearly NOS and there they will stay. The quality of the aluminum polishing is the only positive I can think of. Unfortunately that's more than offset by excessive weight and, as described above, a difficult pull and twist motion to unclip.

Campy missed badly on that one.


The difficult pull and twist is almost certainly only due to dried up grease. Once you lubricate them well, they unclip as easy as any other pedal. If you bought them NOS, you received teh instructions, so follow the lubrication instructions and you will find that they unclip very easily.
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SGR pedals. LOL

First time I ever saw a pair was at a big track carnival. 2000 Olympic champ (then AIS) Scott McGrory was using them in a wheelrace heat. He pulled his foot out.
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Does SGR pedals compatible with the current bike shoes?
Currently own a pair of SGR but not familiar with clipless and any tips or lookout before I purchase a pair?
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