stella-azzurra wrote:Wiggins has stuck with Bont since his track only days much of which has transferred to the road.
A lot of the track cycling shoes are lace-ups.
Some cyclist stick with what works for them, seat, shoes, pedals etc.
I think bonts are just better in power transfer and stack height and they offer full custom fit and 4 bolt pattern for speedplay AND laces. So, yes, he use them because he had them already in track races, but the reason is because they are better, not because he used them before, otherwise he would have changed. Also, he had no osymmetric in track bikes cause it's not possible in fixed gear bikes, but he uses them now cause, they are better...
About velcro invention, well, I would bet my life that it was developed much much earlier, and then some "smart" ass from united states copied it and patented it, just like Mike Synard copied and patented mountain bikes from Tom Ritchey, Elvis Presley copied and copyrighted all his songs and Buckmisnter Fuller did exactly the same from a german guy. It's the american "creativity" and patent. Like apple copied Dieter Rams and swiss clocks.