Profile Racing’s Jim Alley takes us back down to the dungeon to check out the mold for their iconic Horseshoe pedal…
Over the course of the 50 years that Profile Racing has been around, they’ve done a number of products that could be classified as iconic. One of those parts is their Horseshoe Pedal that was apart of their line up in the early 80’s. Today, Jim Alley takes us back into the dungeon to tell the story of how and why the Horseshoe Pedals were made. This is a real interesting one if you’re a fan of learning how things are made.
“In celebration of Profile Racing’s 50th anniversary, owner and founder, Jim Alley, invites us into the company’s original Florida location where some sections of this dark and dusty industrial cave have been sealed off since 2004.
Over time, this building (appropriately named “The Dungeon” by employees) has become a time capsule; a host to historical artifacts capturing Profile’s legacy in both the automotive and bicycle industry.
Join us on this multi-episode series as we press record and let Jim imbue his wealth of knowledge on conjured pieces of the past.
This is From the Dungeon.
Episode #4: History of the Profile Racing Horseshoe Pedal.
On episode #4 of From the Dungeon, Jim Alley, after re-discovering the original mold, gives us insight on the arcane manufacturing process of the Iconic Profile Racing Horseshoe Pedal, Circa 1982/1983.
.25 — Introduction featuring both the aluminum and magnesium version of the Profile Racing Horseshoe Pedal.
.58 — Details of the original (single) mold.
3:46 — Cutting off process of the pedal from the mold.
3:57 — Details of the Magnesium version of the pedal.
4:51 — Insight behind the shape of the pedal.
6:06 — BONUS: A discovery!
You can check out the complete history of Profile Racing as we cover each of it’s 50 years, weekly, over the course of 2018.
Check it out at www.profileracing.com” – Profile Racing