The Corsa Cleat reduces stress on the cyclist's knees by allowing the foot to pivot while using toe clip and strap pedals. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on July 18, 2014.
About this project
Do you enjoy riding vintage bicycles with toe clips and straps? Are you interested in riding a bike tour or race such as L’Eroica that only allows vintage gear? With the Corsa Cleat you can use your modern curved soled shoes, have 10 degrees of float, and save your knees while riding your vintage bicycle.
Here are a few of the advantages of the Corsa Cleat
- 10 degrees of free float, or rotation around the center of the pedal. This gives the float a natural feel.
- Fits modern shoes with curved soles.
- The cleat will protect carbon soled shoes from wearing out on the metal surface of the pedal.
- The leading edge of the cleat creates a smooth ramp for entry into the pedal.
Our suppliers have been selected. The only concerns we have are the initial costs of the first production run. With your help we can raise the funds necessary to order the injection molds, tooling, cleats, bolts, rivets, and packaging. After that it is just assembly and shipping.
CORSA CLEAT is a revolution for vintage bicycle riders. The prototype is awesome! However, CORSA CLEAT cannot succeed without YOU! We need your help to raise $10,500. Please back any of the pledge levels, and tell your friends about the CORSA CLEAT. Our success depends on your support.
Thank you--Robert Charton
I would like to thank everyone that has helped me create this cleat. My friends, Mark and Gene, who came up with the idea of going to Italy for the L’Eroica in 2011 and tested the cleat in 2013. Everyone at Makerplace in San Diego that has helped me with the CNC machine, 3-D printing and mold making. And especially to my wife Julie who has been encouraging me to keep innovating this design.
Risks and challenges
As with any new product there are always unforeseeable issues that could arise and delay our ship date. But I have been working with this version of the cleat for nearly 4 months with no issues. Our vendors are excited to start production. I have a crew ready to assemble and ship out this product as soon as we receive all the pieces. I am confident that the Corsa Cleat will ship on time!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Thank you for being an early bird supporter of the Corsa Cleat. These will be the first sets of production cleats we ship!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Thank you for supporting the Corsa Cleat. These backers will get a set of cleats in the second shipment. They will have the cleats before the summer is done!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Thank you for supporting the Corsa Cleat! These backers will get a set of cleats. They will have the cleats before the 2014 L'Eroica Ride.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Thank you for supporting the Corsa Cleat! These backers will get a set of cleats.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Ride the Strada Bianca of the Chianti Region in Italy with us on October 4, 2014. We will take you on a bike ride the day before the L'Eroica and have lunch along the way. Also a set of cleats will be shipped to you from the first batch. Travel and Lodging is your responsibility.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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