Photos: Dave Reddick This is an extended version of the Trove page on Richard Bryne’s pedal collection in the July issue of Bike, which is on newsstands now. To subscribe to the digital edition of the magazine, click here.
Speedplay founder Richard Bryne is an avid collector of vintage bicycle components, and he’s been amassing a spectacular array of everything from bottle cages and bike bells to rare Cinelli hubs, the earliest brake hood designs, catalogs from the 1800s and original head badges from some of the first European bikes ever made for more than two decades. We’d heard about his pedal wall, which includes 300 rare sets of pedals dating back to 1877, so we paid Bryne a visit at his office in San Diego to check out it for the Trove department page in the July issue of the magazine. We were so blown away by what he showed us that we had to show off some of the other pieces in his collection.
Bryne’s museum is not open to the public, but has a robust virtual presence at Speedplay.com.