Time Equipe Pro Magnésium pedals

Another pair of Time TBT pedals. This is the edition for the Banesto pro team.
Time Equipe Pro Magnesium features a magnesium pedal body and a steel axle.
This ultimate road racing pedal was introduced in 1994 and was used by many Tour de France winners (Indurain, Riis, Ullrich, Pantani). Okay, maybe the lighter version with titanium axles...
The distance between pedal axle and foot was reduced, improving pedalling bio dynamics.
The distance pedal axle to shoe sole (Bioposition) is 8.5 mm.

See Time Sprint for more information about Time road pedals.

Diadora Power Drive SA 210 pedals

Diadora Power Drive pedals and cleats, introduced in 1992.
Cleats are "static", meaning fixed, without float.
The other type is "dynamic".
Failed more or less, because these pedals/cleats could only be combined with proprietary Diadora Power Drive shoes. Next to that, Johan Museeuw struggled with this combination through the 1994 edition of Paris - Roubaix, where he lost the race to a stronger and more clever Andrei Tchmil. Besides that, he had problems with his full suspension Bianchi bike and Diadora cleats jammed in his pedals.

Eddy Merckx Podio pedals

A second attempt of Merckx and the pedal inventor Lilian Christol to come up with a new pedal and cleat system. Maybe this 1994 design worked (I haven't tried it yet, but I've read that it works), but in the beginning, the bolt pattern of the cleats was different from all others in the market. A well know reason to fail in the market.
The pedal design and engagement system differs from Adidas Systeme 3, it looks more like Campagnolo's SGR, with the sides of the cleats sliding into the side rails of the pedals.

The nice thing about my pedals is, that I have a set of cleats, that can be attached to shoes with a Look/Shimano hole pattern.

Next job: try to find a pair of Merckx Podio shoes size 43 and matching cleats.

SOLD: Cannondale M700 aluminium MTB frame kit for sale

Cannondale 3.0 Series aluminium mountainbike frame and fork.

Seat  tube length (centre - top) = 56,5 cm, approx. 22 inch.

I'm selling a classic MTB frame kit for a mountain bike.
Model year 1992, same frame type as M2000 and M1000.
Large frame, for tall rider.

For 26 inch wheels, only for rim brakes, not for disc brakes.
"Pepperoni" fork.
Quite a bit of paint chips and wear, as usual for this type of frame.
Technically okay though.

Gazelle AA Special team frame

One of my wished is to build up a road bike with a Gazelle frame kit. I started my career in bike business at Gazelle's race devision, rode Gazelle frames for many years, so somehow I need to have such a bike again.
But I'm not satisfied with any Gazelle frame. I have a strong preference for AA-Special, because of the cable routing through the top tube. Not that this offers great function, but A, AB and AA frames with 3 cables guides on top of the top tube all have corrosion problems and the guides are simply too small.
Also important is the decal style. In the 2nd half of the 1980s Gazelle stopped with the elegant small rainbow stripes and switched to ugly, big stripes on forks, down tube and seat tube.
My favourite colour schemes are the older team colours Ivory 81 with 2 Baikal Blue 68 panels and the newer team colours Gazelle Blue 15 with an Ivory 81 seat tube panel.

And guess what?  2 weeks ago I bought an AA-Special in 60 cm (just 1 cm off my favourite frame size, but I can live with that) in 15/81 and the right decal style. The "Ervo Wielersport" decal on the seat tube lead me to the possibility that this could have been a former Gazelle Campagnolo team frame.
This was strengthened by the rest of the frame specs: chrome plating, double bottle bosses, frame number holder. To my surprise (or wasn't it a surprise anymore?), I discovered, that there used to be a name on the backside of the top tube, but former owner had tried to scratch it away. I had to look closely, but after a short while, I could clearly read the name: "Frank Moons". This was the proof, that this really used to be a team frame. Frank Moons was one of the team's aces in national and international classic road races.
Now it's my duty to bring this frame to its former glory. No, I won't re-paint it, since nothing can challenge the oiginal Gazelle paint and decals. But I have to build it up with classic and period correct components like Campagnolo Record and Cinelli.

SOLD: Gazelle AB (Champion Mondial), 62 cm frame kit

Champion Mondial, Full Reynolds 531c

Seat  tube length (centre - top) = 62 cm

I'm selling a beautiful Gazelle AB frame kit for a road bike.
Built around 1988 in Gazelle's lightweight devision.
Near perfect, almost not a single scratch or chip.