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DougSloan, here's what you need:(8 posts)

DougSloan, here's what you need:OldEdScott
Feb 24, 2003 8:06 AM
If you wear a size 40.
Feb 24, 2003 9:04 AM
I need a 42/43. I have these coming (I think):

"SHOES - DETTO shoes, model ART 74 with leather uppers and nylon soles. Cleats included. Size 43. Please note Detto will run one size smaller than you're used to. (So, these would be size 42)."

I did think seriously about the wood soled shoes, but went with the cheaper and more durable nylon instead. I had all leather "back then."

I appreciate the thought, though.

Did you ever haveOldEdScott
Feb 24, 2003 10:31 AM
wood-soled shoes? What a nightmare getting the cleats positioned, and then NAILING them in!

One thing I don't miss about the good old days is toeclips/straps/slotted cleats. Give me clipless Looks anyday.

There, I've said it. Throw me out of the Retro Club.

Those old shoes are awful pretty tho.
just leatherDougSloan
Feb 24, 2003 11:02 AM
I had all leather soled shoes. I do recall nailing the aluminum cleats on. I also used two straps on each foot and really cranked them tight. That's how you learn to track stand.

With the old bike, I'm going for the complete experience. That's why the clips and perforated leather shoes.

If they only made modern shoes to look like that. Nice. Maybe all leather stretches too much with clipless pedals?

I suppose I could be thrown out, as well, for not using only tubulars...

No, but you could be thrown out for calling themOldEdScott
Feb 24, 2003 11:46 AM
tubulars instead of their proper retro name, 'sew ups.'
You are correct, sir. I beg forgiveness. nmDougSloan
Feb 24, 2003 2:27 PM
man, I still run sew-ups but...desmo
Feb 24, 2003 8:33 PM
would never go back to clips & straps! I have a 70's bike with the full "experiance" 14-18 5 speed etc. and it feels gggrrreat standing on top of Campy Pro-Fits in my Sidi 3's while mashing those big gears. be careful of those knees Doug, no float with a cleat and double Binda's locked down tight.

BTW have you got your Coppi Bianchi/Campagnolo replica wool jersey from Vintage Velos yet? Bought one last year, it's swell!
Oh God. Cleats and knees.OldEdScott
Feb 25, 2003 9:46 AM
It's a wonder any serious cyclist from the pre-red-Look era has any knee function at all.