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    Cries on hills supton's Avatar
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    Rubber block pedals?

    Ok, my Sprite came with wide non-rebuildable block pedals. Loved them, except one was loose, and the other gritty--and they wore off like a mm or 2 of rubber in less than 200 miles. I put on some late model platforms, which grip my sneakers ok, but are not comfortable on longer rides. Are there more modern block pedals? I've got a couple sets of rebuildable pedals but I haven't gone looking for blocks, plus they are not as wide nor long as these oval ones.
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    Not rubber block, but the MKS sneaker pedals have worked really well for my wide feet. They're not as fat as the pinned BMX pedals I run on my winter commuter, but that's a good thing for most riding. Rivendell sells them for $27: http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...-pedals/14-047.

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    Have you thought about snagging some off an old Schwinn Suburban?
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    MKS makes rubber block pedals, Harris cyclery has them for about 25.00


    I like the MKS touring pedals a lot. Not rubber blocks, but really nice.
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    Cries on hills supton's Avatar
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    Hmm, those MKS look nice. Not as good as "real" Raleigh, but servicable. I think I prefer them w/o reflectors, but half my riding is at night. Then again, it's not like the current ones have reflectors! Might have to spring for those MKS's.

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    V-O sells the Japanese market version sans reflectors: http://www.velo-orange.com/mks30rublpe.html

    FWIW...

    Quote Originally Posted by supton View Post
    Hmm, those MKS look nice. Not as good as "real" Raleigh, but servicable. I think I prefer them w/o reflectors, but half my riding is at night. Then again, it's not like the current ones have reflectors! Might have to spring for those MKS's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
    V-O sells the Japanese market version sans reflectors: http://www.velo-orange.com/mks30rublpe.html

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    Cool, never noticed that!
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    I have several sets of MKS pedals in different styles and have been very happy with them. FWIW they typically need a bit of bearing adjustment prior to use but are fine for a long time afterward.

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