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    Lightest vintage pedals?

    Title says all; I'm trying to determine what are some of the lightest possible C&V pedals I can mount on my '99 Match Paramount C&V weight weenie build.

    Reasonably-priced pedals are also a consideration - part of the purpose of this build is to achieve a very lightweight steel frame without having to break the bank.

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    I'm curious too. (Subscribing.)
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    Vintage Bebops?
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    Clipless or clips?

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    For clips, probably Superbe Pro.
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    Did Weyless ever make pedals?
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    My 1980/81 Palo Alto catalog lists Avocet's Mod III platform pedals as 238 grams (without clips). Compare that to Campy Super Record at 260 grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rat fink View Post
    For clips, probably Superbe Pro.
    Beat me to it!

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    Suntour Sprint...173 grams!

    Bit of a cheat because they look like track pedals, but they were part of the road group even if Velobase has added the word Pista after them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis View Post
    Clipless or clips?
    Clips.

    Looks like Sprint or a variant of will be my choice - the Avocets will likely be too hard to find locally.

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    Are weights per pedal or per pair? If per pedal PD-1050s are in the running:

    Shimano PD-1050 with plastic clip, w/o strap = 174.5 grams each
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Shimano PD-1050 with plastic clip, w/o strap = 174.5 grams each
    That's even better - I think I have a set.

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    it's gotta be Hi-E by a large margin. Don't know if you'll be able to find any though

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    I should note that end of clip was broken off on the sample I weighed, and I wildly guessed 1.5 grams of plastic were missing. Should be pretty close, though.

    In case any stickler weight weenies really want to know...

    This much toe clip + pedal = 172.9 g

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    Too bad you're going with clips. Aerolite pedals have been around long enough to be considered "vintage", and they're about 35 grams per pair: http://www.aerolitepedals.com/

    Reasonable price? Not so much.
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    Now dat's light!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    I should note that end of clip was broken off on the sample I weighed, and I wildly guessed 1.5 grams of plastic were missing. Should be pretty close, though.

    In case any stickler weight weenies really want to know...

    This much toe clip + pedal = 172.9 g

    There's quite a bit of meat I can drill off of those pedal bodies as well. Drillium Dude will get a kick out of that

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    Too bad you're going with clips. Aerolite pedals have been around long enough to be considered "vintage", and they're about 35 grams per pair: http://www.aerolitepedals.com/

    Reasonable price? Not so much.
    Heck, I can make a pair of those with some ingenuity and a pair of pedal spindles, but I want this build to be as functional too. Nothing overly wild that anyone here could finger-point as being ridiculous.

    -Kurt

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    Did Weyless ever make pedals?
    They certainly did, Tom! I had a set with steel axles (267.1g, according to Velobase). I've heard they also made them with Ti axles...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Heck, I can make a pair of those with some ingenuity and a pair of pedal spindles, but I want this build to be as functional too. Nothing overly wild that anyone here could finger-point as being ridiculous.
    Hmmm... maybe wait to see if this comes to fruition: http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2011...ew-pedals.html
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    Vittoria made some super light platform pedals. Exposed metal shafts with composite bodies. About 200 g. a pair for steel spindle and 150 g. a pair for ti spindle. They worked well for me, back in the day. Hi-E was 284 g. per pair.

    http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.as...m=109&AbsPos=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubman View Post
    Suntour Sprint...173 grams!

    Bit of a cheat because they look like track pedals, but they were part of the road group even if Velobase has added the word Pista after them.
    Velobase says a pair of Sprint pedals weigh 344 grams, and Campagnolo Super Record Strada pedals weigh 260 grams. That's 84 grams difference, which is 0.19 pounds. Some MKS track pedals would weigh less than Suntour Sprints I would think. If weight weenie is more important than a C&V manufacture date provided the pedals look C&V, Cecil Pro Track pedals by All-City Cycles weigh 238 grams, which is 0.23 pounds lighter than Suntour Sprint pedals.... almost a quarter of a pound. I'm using them on two steel bikes to save weenie weight.

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    For the moment, I've zeroed in on a cheap set of Campag track knockoffs - not that they were my first choice, but these have been beat bad enough that I won't mind taking a Dremel to them.

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    Lightest?.....Assos???......Vittoria Superlight....or Uhmm....or maybe the Ofmega/Avocet Sintesi conposite platforms??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    For the moment, I've zeroed in on a cheap set of Campag track knockoffs - not that they were my first choice, but these have been beat bad enough that I won't mind taking a Dremel to them.

    -Kurt
    I haven't weighed them but I can say that they are fully functional... Just need a drill press and plenty of time and patience. BTW these are first gen pedals with the lighter cages to start with, with part of the outward lying cage removed. I have also fitted Christophe "Z" toe straps, the ones with alloy buckles and ALE alloy toeclips.
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