Bikerumor Monday Mystery Pic

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adidas pedal and cleat system


LP - 11/14/11 - 7:08am

Pedals made to adjust the cleats position on shoes!

James Barnes - 11/14/11 - 7:37am

An early attempt at clipless pedals.

Ghost Rider - 11/14/11 - 7:41am

Adidas Systeme 3 pedals. Around 1988.

Goosh - 11/14/11 - 8:00am

PEDALS!!! Clipless! Requiring the most unusual cleat ever.

Sage - 11/14/11 - 8:11am

A good way to remove the skin from your face and break a collar bone.

Bikejunkie - 11/14/11 - 8:12am

They are Addidas Systeme 3 pedals. They had to be used with the Addidas shoes.The shoe was the cleat. It had grooves in the side of the sole. You slid you foot onto the pedals. The lever released the shoe.

ball - 11/14/11 - 8:26am

Early lock-in track pedals

Raph - 11/14/11 - 9:42am

Pedals to convert a normal bike crank to an eliptic powered bike.

SKIRACK - 11/14/11 - 9:42am

Adidas Systeme 3 , nice shoes, no-quick-release pedal.

Chip - 11/14/11 - 10:35am

Something to throw at passing cars?

Nathan - 11/14/11 - 11:49am

A Mistake!

Chris - 11/14/11 - 11:57am

Yep, I remember those Adidas pedals. I believe Merckx also had a version called Podio.

dan t. - 11/14/11 - 12:10pm

I believe these were properly called “Adidas Death Cleats”.

Biron Keefer - 11/14/11 - 1:15pm

I’m going with Cinelli track pedals circa 1983

Art Garcia - 11/14/11 - 1:57pm

They are Podio.

bob s. - 11/14/11 - 9:04pm

They are Addidas Systeme 3 pedals – 1988

Travis Allen - 11/15/11 - 12:05am

they are adidas pedals from circa 1988 i believe

Kristibee - 11/15/11 - 8:22am

Answer: Adidas pedals! Check out the picture of the original box.

Willy - 11/17/11 - 11:21pm


Bernie - 11/19/11 - 9:07pm

They have been launch just before the first generation of LOOK in 85-86

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