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    Swapping pedals within the stable

    Having only recently joined the N+1 club, I am now confronted with having to buy the same clipless pedal platform for all my steeds. I could just move the pedals from one bike to another in advance of planned rides, which would eliminate additional expense at the cost of inconvenience. Anyone else move their pedals as needed?
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    Fortunately my platform is SPDs, mtb stlye... these are ubiquitous and old ones are cheap, if you dont mind the weight. The previous owners of my house even left a pair here when they moved out.
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    I agree that it's worth it to pick up additional pedals - a) for convenience, and b) I don't believe it's a good practice to remove and re-torque pedals on crankarms that often. At a minimum, if you're going to do that you should use pedal washers.

    As mentioned, old spd pedals can be found inexpensively, and the same is true of older (Delta) Look style road pedals.

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    I'll probably pick up some used Delta compatible pedals, as I've inherited a couple sets already. Had the SPDs for awhile, but got consistent hot spots with them, so I switched to Speedplays back in the spring. I like the SP platform but it's too expensive for a fleet, at least for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by horatio View Post
    Having only recently joined the N+1 club, I am now confronted with having to buy the same clipless pedal platform for all my steeds. I could just move the pedals from one bike to another in advance of planned rides, which would eliminate additional expense at the cost of inconvenience. Anyone else move their pedals as needed?
    Do not do this, because you will live to regret it.

    Your cranks are doubtless alloy, your pedal threads are steel,
    and as has been mentioned you will eventually fatigue and
    strip the crank threads. Which is fixable with inserts, but
    why hassle with that?

    At the local bike coop, we have a huge collection of
    various clipless hardly used pedals. Any chance you
    are near something similar ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    Do not do this, because you will live to regret it.

    Your cranks are doubtless alloy, your pedal threads are steel,
    and as has been mentioned you will eventually fatigue and
    strip the crank threads. Which is fixable with inserts, but
    why hassle with that?

    At the local bike coop, we have a huge collection of
    various clipless hardly used pedals. Any chance you
    are near something similar ?
    No co-ops nearby. Wish there were. There's a bike shop in Greenville that recycles a lot of used parts, but it's a 2.5 hour drive and they are not open on Saturdays, the only day I have free to travel.
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    Because I've bought and sold a few bikes this year, I've picked up at least a half dozen sets of SPD pedals on some of those bikes. I did find a nice set of used spd/flats for 50 cents at a garage sale this spring.

    If you watch CL, pedals show up all of the time. You should be able to find good used sets for about $20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
    If you watch CL, pedals show up all of the time. You should be able to find good used sets for about $20.
    Oh, I do watch CL, but there's rarely parts-only around here. I may post a WTB ad, though.
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    WTB ads do work quite well on CL, at least around here they do.
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    I move pedals around, but I'm aware it's not a good idea. I ride SPD-SLs, and now that Shimano "upgraded" the Ultegra pedal I have been able to pick up several pairs of good used 6610s (the old/original) for $30 and less on ebay. It's making my life easier.

    Look Delta pedals are even cheaper - heck, I have two old unused ugly pairs myself.
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    I use Look Arc and Deltas on my road bikes. They are cheap and plentiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFC View Post
    I use Look Arc and Deltas on my road bikes. They are cheap and plentiful.
    Are the Delta and Arc cleats compatible? I have one pair of pedals that look like Arcs and an older pair (thanks, Robbie) that I'm sure are Deltas. I have one pair of cleats (not sure which) that seem to work o.k. in either.
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    The arc (red) and delta (black) cleats should be compatible with all the old pre-keo pedals. The arc cleats have some float built in. I prefer the arcs as they are easier on my knees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    The arc (red) and delta (black) cleats should be compatible with all the old pre-keo pedals. The arc cleats have some float built in. I prefer the arcs as they are easier on my knees.
    Yes, and also keep an eye open for Shimano 7401 pedals. They are Look compatible and are marked "Look Patent"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    The arc (red) and delta (black) cleats should be compatible with all the old pre-keo pedals. The arc cleats have some float built in. I prefer the arcs as they are easier on my knees.
    Quote Originally Posted by RFC View Post
    Yes, and also keep an eye open for Shimano 7401 pedals. They are Look compatible and are marked "Look Patent"
    Thanks for the confirmation. It will be Arc cleats for me, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by horatio View Post
    No co-ops nearby. Wish there were. There's a bike shop in Greenville that recycles a lot of used parts, but it's a 2.5 hour drive and they are not open on Saturdays, the only day I have free to travel.
    Which shop are you thinking of? I've been in Greenville for a few years now, but am just now getting into the road bike and LBS scene.

    I'm in the need of some MKS style pedals for use with toe-clips and would love to find some used gear that's not crazy expensive.

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    Oh god... I've been swapping pedals all the time, it never occurred to me that it's unsustainable. BRB going to ebay...

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    Which shop are you thinking of? I've been in Greenville for a few years now, but am just now getting into the road bike and LBS scene.
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    I decided to just go with the same look Keo Classic pedals with both my C&V bikes. I did so because the Classics ended up pretty cheap on clearance both times at our local PBS (70 bucks a set!), so it's no issue going from one bike to the other, anytime I want to switch. Anyway, the Keo Classic is pretty good and I can adjust the tension high enough that I do not have partial releases like I sometimes did with my ol PP76s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFC View Post
    Yes, and also keep an eye open for Shimano 7401 pedals. They are Look compatible and are marked "Look Patent"
    ^+1. I really like the 7401 pedals. Not only are they lighter than Look's own pedals of the same era, they also have greater clearance around corners.
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    As luck (or lack of planning) would have it, I've ended up with three bikes (that I ride), all with different pedals and a pair of shoes for each! I've always had a set of Look pedals and my Sidi G2s that have traveled from one bike to the next as I've updated. Then the Tommasini came with a set of Campy pro-fits. Thought these are pretty cool, oh they take a different cleat, damn! At first I was going to try some SPDs on my (now) rain bike so they could share shoes with the mountain bike. Just recently scored a pair of Specialized S-Works shoes for $30 at the thrift store. Nice shoes, my look cleats have been mounted on these and my Sidis get the Campy cleats. Still thinking either the mountain bike or the rain bike will be getting some of these SPD/platform 'hybrid' pedals I've been looking at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by horatio View Post
    Having only recently joined the N+1 club, I am now confronted with having to buy the same clipless pedal platform for all my steeds. I could just move the pedals from one bike to another in advance of planned rides, which would eliminate additional expense at the cost of inconvenience. Anyone else move their pedals as needed?
    Yes, I swap my Speedplays around (I've got two pair) on my regular riders, but I have plenty of toe clip/strap/pedal combinations on the rest of the herd.
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    I have 5 pairs of the old look deltas, great pedals with super smooth bearings

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