I just scored some of these to add to the collection.
Can somebody tell me if these are supposed to be used with toe clips or not? It looks to me like they’re not because there’s no flat face on the front of the pedal to bolt a clip on to, but I know nothing about toe clips and I would’ve expected pedals of this vintage to use clips and straps. Maybe there are specific 600 clips for these pedals?
I’m not planning to actually use them at all but I just want to know if they’re supposed to have toe clips.
Peter Bundy has the specific cleats (copies, but as pictured above) and occasionally the toe clips pop up on ebay every now and again. As a reference I usually wear a size 43/44 shoe and i’d be happy with either a Medium or Large Toe clip.
Both the clips and cleats are specific to these models. They’re a very good well thought out design and still quite sought after by many who ride track. Without the clips/cleats they’re only worth 1/3 to 1/2 the value.
You can of course use just a regular cleat designed for clips/straps but these models have that triangular guide at the front that helps locate and fix the toe portion of your foot as it enters. The toe clips can adjust in length by loosening the triangle plate. Excellent clearance as well as keeping the foot low to the axle. Really clever design … clearly better than anything around at the time. If it hailed from Italy they’d be worth 3 times as much
Using them will be fine … they aren’t gonna wear out.
I’ve got a used set of these pedals with the clips I’d be willing to let go of cheap. GC other than a bit of surface rust on the clips that would scrub off, and some road scrape on the outer bottom edge of the pedals.
They came with a bike I got recently, so I don’t have the cleats - although I may still have a pair floating around under the house from my old Ken track bike that I sold which had those pedals.
So out of all the above, is there anyone with a set of cleats to suit Shimano 600 pedals? I just bought a set of the pedals with clips and straps off eBay for a moderate price, but need to chase up cleats and XL clips.
I already had some of the pedals on a Repco Nishiki Tri-A that I bought recently with full 600 group, but the front triangular part is bent pack on both pedals and will probably snap off if/when i try to straighten them out.