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    This pair of shoes, "Agiro", were sent to me by a very nice Frenchman. Unfortunately they are a little too big; size 45 I believe, since I usually wear size 44.



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    I'd wear thicker socks in order to be able to use those. Nice.

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    Throw some sort of footbed in them. I have a pair of Diadora mtn shoes (Jalapeno I believe) that the ebay seller said were 10.5 which are marked 47. Undoctored, they fit like 11s or so. I threw a set of footbeds from one of my kids skate shoes in them and they now fit fine. Look a bit large, but no problems fit-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
    Bought this online last year: a box with seven NOS pairs, six of which were my size. Had them sent to my wife's office address and forgot to tell her ...



    The Looks get used regularly, as they are very comfortable.
    I sported a pair of those Look shoes with my Look 753 for a while. I did like them--comfortable and well-constructed--but eventually the velco wore out before the shoe. I then resorted to a strap that went all the way around the shoe for added support; it was a cycling-specific strap with a wide leather top. Eventually I tired of constantly trying to tighten the straps and went back to Sidis. If I had another pair, I'd take care to keep those straps clean to extend the life of the shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    I sported a pair of those Look shoes with my Look 753 for a while. I did like them--comfortable and well-constructed--but eventually the velco wore out before the shoe...
    Velcro on straps can typically be replaced with a seam-ripper and a sewing machine. If they are 44s, send them to me and I'll show you

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    I have a pair of Shimano 600 tricolor shoes, but can't get to them right now to take a pic. I'm surprised no one else on here has posted a set, with all the 600 fans.

    Oddly enough, I didn't even find a pair on ebay, nor an image on the web as an example.

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    Was as the thrift store looking at some sports equipment when my daughter taps me on the shoulder and asks, "What's this?" to some golf club cover. That's when my eye catches a pair of shoes with the golf gear... but they're not golf shoes...



    Here's the kicker: just last night I was about to order some extra cleats (just because my old ones are about 20 years old) so I figure for $2.50 the cleats on these alone are worth it. Then I try them on - they fit me exactly!

    Now I've got me a matching set of vintage Look pedals and vintage(-ish?) shoes!

    Anybody have any idea what model or year these are? I couldn't find any markings other than "KV4--44" under the foot pad. I'm guessing size 44? I usually wear a 43, but I have found different manufacturers have slightly different measurements.

    Not quite as bold as @non-fixie's Looks, but they'll do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    I wore out all of the Avocet Touring shoes I owned, and I would really like to find a near-equivalent replacement.
    You and me both. I always had to use a pedestal grinder to widen the slots for my toeout but I wore out 3 pairs of Avocet 20s since the '80s (unfortunately mostly by wearing them all the time and walking the soles down). Some smart guy somewhere should still be making something just like those.

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    As for slotted cleat shoes Vittoria still makes these up to size 47 for about $160. They are SPD pattern but they come with a pair of attachable slotted cleats in the box. I just bought me some as my Dettos have always been a little small.

    Y'all can also find slotted cleats to bolt onto two of the SPD bolt holes at "Yellow Jersey".
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    Can't believe nobody grabbed these. They are like $300 new and are insanely nice. Look for a relist:
    Dromarti Road Bike Shoes Sz 40 | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
    Can't believe nobody grabbed these. They are like $300 new and are insanely nice. Look for a relist:
    Dromarti Road Bike Shoes Sz 40 | eBay
    Very nice shoes, but I'm sure "size 40" was probably the reason they didn't sell. That's even too small for me!

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    Question: Given the peculiar nature of collectors and valuation of vintage sporting attire, is it appropriate to restore old cycling shoes? To retain value, old football cleats, baseball mitts, boxing gloves, etc. are to remain original and patina like condition. I don't have anything extra ordinary but was planning to pull a set of cleats from a 40-50's pair to another of the same era. My new 'old' replacements will be for use, including new insole. Should I polish them as well? Also, how does one clean and preserve old jersey and caps? I like them but not enough to wear them all nasty looking.


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    I'd say go for it. Collectors in this country key on our ball sports. Not cycling-related gear.I doubt those shoes are worth anything much to a collector. I would restore them and use them. As for the hat. Tricky one. The stiffener in the bill is cardboard, in the old ones. You might try the top shelf of the dishwasher or, try washing by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
    Question: Given the peculiar nature of collectors and valuation of vintage sporting attire, is it appropriate to restore old cycling shoes? To retain value, old football cleats, baseball mitts, boxing gloves, etc. are to remain original and patina like condition. I don't have anything extra ordinary but was planning to pull a set of cleats from a 40-50's pair to another of the same era. My new 'old' replacements will be for use, including new insole. Should I polish them as well? Also, how does one clean and preserve old jersey and caps? I like them but not enough to wear them all nasty looking.


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    I would most definitely restore and keep your old cycling shoes in top-notch condition. They are becoming rarer by the day. Reason being, shoes are not like bikes that you can still ride perfectly well with patina. Shoes on the other hand will deteriorate to an unusable condition rather quickly without proper up-keep. Keeping those shoes mink oiled and polished is a great way to keep the leather soft and "alive", so to speak. And if you have a shoemaker in your neighborhood, which is getting tougher to find these days, he can resole and heel them, and even polish them up for you.

    As for the cap, try a dry cleaner. They might give it a shot...
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    I have:
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    - 1990s Eddy Merckx Podio (for sale)

    I need/want in size US 11,5
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
    Velcro on straps can typically be replaced with a seam-ripper and a sewing machine. If they are 44s, send them to me and I'll show you
    Sorry, they are long gone now. (Good chance they were 44s, maybe 45s )

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    How about a NIB set of Performance Cycling shoes? They fit snugly into Superbe pedals (yes, I couldnt resist a trial run.)

    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
    Detto Pietros on a ride:

    wut. i need those.

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    Purchased a pair of these new in '82. Gumwall like soles. No joke.


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    My daily vintage shoes are a pair of Duegi's that I picked up 15 or 17 years ago.. they've served me quite well....
    Here's a shot taken while riding a 1971 Raleigh International:



    The nicest vintage shoes that I've got are a pair of Dettos with the oak soles! I got them probably 15 years ago, and was actually expecting to receive shoes with conventional plastic soles. These are great, but I don't have the heart to used them and beat up those beautiful wood soles.





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    Bought them new in 86:

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    Wooden soled Duegi shoes bought in '83. Probably less than a thousand miles on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    Bought these the year my daughter was born. She graduated college last month. I still wear them when riding my Paramount.

    What year did you buy those? 1993?
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    My first cycling shoes were some cheap Mexican made ones that I bought in 1973. They were terrible!

    I bought a pair of the first Adidas Eddy Merckx shoes in 1974 and I still have them. They have 1/4" thick leather soles with a 1/4" fiberglass insole. It was impossible to nail cleats onto them so I used flat topped aircraft "cherry rivets". They had enough flex when walking to cause the TA aluminum cleats to crack so I had to replace them about every year.

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    (My shoes don't look as nice as these pics)

    In late 1976 we started riding road bikes off road in the mountains of New Mexico and southern Colorado. I found that Adidas Tobacco Coach shoes were great because most of our riding was on dry dirt trails.

    JemezMtnsNov77-Cropped2.jpg AdidasTobaccoShoes.jpg

    When I started riding road bikes again in 2006, I tried a number of different shoes but none were comfortable or satisfactory. I have wide feet and wear 10 1/2 EEE street shoes.

    I bought 2 pairs of these Specialized Sonoma shoes when they first came out (I gave one pair away to a friend). When I tried to buy a backup pair they were no longer available. My original Somomas are wearing out. I recently found a NOS pair on eBay so I'm set for a while.

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    These are the most comfortable cycling shoes I've ever worn.

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    SIDI cycle Titanium
    bought these new around 1979 they were
    $75 from Bike Tech on 13st in Philly
    wore them out after 20 years of riding and racing
    finally scored a replacement pair, Dettos new in the box,
    one pair of size 44, and a pair if 39, (for trade?)
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