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Old 11-09-14, 07:40 PM
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I am a new member - just now completed my registration - please be patient with my ?s

Hello All:
I just completed my registration. I am new to biking - I used to bike as a teenager - and have started again, weather permitting.
We will be having snow/ice soon, and I cannot use any bike at present.
I request you all to be patient with my questions, please. I have many, and started using this forum through Google searches to seek answers to my questions.
Many would be answered, but some questions remain. I will appreciate very much if the experienced users share their knowledge.
I am seeking information on the following.
I see many images, and auction items for different types of vintage Campagnolo pedals, and learned that they come in different "grades or levels", with Record type as the highest. I believe
there is also the Super Record type which is specialized, and possibly higher than Record. The next lower type is Chorus, and the intro level (read lowest level) is Athena (?). Also, cost increases with the Record as most expensive. My ?: How does one distinguish between Record, Chorus, and other type of pedals just by looking at photos, e.g., on the auction site. Of course, the seller will state the type, but some sellers may not know, and will say so. I am looking to purchase the simpler, "cage" type of vintage Record pedals (these have the spindle, and the frames on either side). These pedals also take the stirrups (?) with fasteners.
PN: I also see the modern, hi-tech pedals that use cleats, special shoes, and understand require a lot more experience to step-in and step-out of these pedals - I am not anywhere at that level of experience.
Thank you all, and my best regards.
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Velobase is a website you may want to check out.

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Velobase is a website you may want to check out.

VeloBase.com - Component Listing
Thank you very much for the information, and the Internet site - I know a place now where so much Campagnolo information is available.
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Thank you all for the welcome, and I would like to thank cb400bill for the website.
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For those who are interested, there is a nice photo article with title, "Ten bikes that made history - in pictures" in The Guardian newspaper d/11 Nov 2014, at Ten bikes that made history ? in pictures | Books | The Guardian.
The 1903 Tour de France was won by Maurice Garin on a bike that weighed 15 kilos, and had two gears - there is a photo with more details.
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Maurice Garin in 1903 with his Française Diamant
Maurice Garin won the inaugural Tour de France on a Française Diamant – a 15-kilo bike with just two gears, the rider changing gear by removing the rear wheel, flipping it and placing the chain on the other sprocket. Of the 60 riders who began the race in Paris, only 21 completed the 2,414km course.
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