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Postby stevendavid75 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:41 pm

hi there,
I was just looking at a pair of pedals i picked up on ebay a while back and noticed that the straps (binda's)actually have bianchi stamped in them, anyone know if this was common?

I got pretty lucky with these I think, the anodised blue toe clips are cinelli and are in good shape and the pedals themselves are mks quartz and they spin like nothing I have seen, sensational


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Postby rustychisel » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:29 pm

Yeah, pretty much top of the line in their day. Wonder if they'll clean up nicely.

It would be good if you could find NOS Alfredo Binda straps, I used to use nothing else, by choice. Matter of fact I've still got 2 or 3 around, they'd be 27 or 28 years old now, and they're still good for saddlebag bindings etc. Make sure you use good quality leather treatment on them - they'll stretch a bit but retain their integrity.

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Postby rustychisel » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:30 pm

errr, original question re Bianchi... uncommon I'd have thought. I've never seen a pair so marked.

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Postby LuckyPierre » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:16 pm

Damn nice!
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Postby GaryF » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:31 pm

I think the toe straps were made by a company called Bianchi Dino for Cinelli. Cinelli Straps were labelled Alfredo Binda.

Bianchi make gun holsters - I wonder if it is the same Bianchi that made the toe straps?

I have a couple of pairs of toe straps that were made by Bianchi Dino.

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