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Old 03-09-13, 05:34 PM   #1
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1974 Raleigh Int'l plain pedals

I rode my bike this morning for about a mile, half of it in a 22mph headwind. Man, did that ever make it tougher going. Anyway, it has pedals with toe clips and Brooks straps. They are really nice however I'd rather have plain pedals. Looking at these it appears the clips are riveted on. What would be the right pedals to swap to and about what should they cost?
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Riveted on? What kind of pedals and what kind of clips? Are they marked?

And, what do you mean by "plain pedals"?

Proper pedals for that bike should be Nuovo Record era Campy.
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I was thinking Campy Record....
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It appears the toe clips are riveted to the pedals. I thought I could just detach them but didn't see how. I only took a quick look so I'll look again.
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A set of MKS road pedals would look good on it...about $30....(Campy Copies!)
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A set of MKS road pedals would look good on it...about $30....(Campy Copies!)
With cilps....No Straps




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Yes, those are nice looking pedals. I'll look into those.
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What brand of pedals are they?
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MKS makes a really good pedals.
My favorite is their flat touring pedals because of my big hoofies. You can mount clips to them if your like.
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I'd keep the original Campagnolo's myself. THe toe clip part can be learned pretty quickly. Don't tighten the straps until you feel completely comfortable.

Usually the clips are held on with a screw and a nut. Campagnolo cages are threaded, so no nut, just a hex bolt.
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Oh...never mind.
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Oh...never mind.
A picture would have made all the difference here, yes?
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Heads up!,
Problem I found out with MKS quills, beautifully made as they are, is that the slots for the straps are very narrow and most but the thinnest, wimpiest straps you can find out there are a bear to thread through them, some impossible without tearing them up (laminated leather straps, watch out!)....That's why I think they go for cheap at eBay most of the time, despite their otherwise great build quality.
So consider that problem before buying them.

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Try and drill the rivets out if you like the basic pedal. My International had Campy NR on it from the LBS.

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But a Campy NR pedal would not have the clips riveted on... they bolt on. Not sure what pedals the OP got with this, and hadn't noticed them in the original CL ad for the bike (which is now gone). As mentioned, pics of what he has now would be helpful.
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Confronting a big headwind is a time where having toe clips and straps really helps.

As there is no mention of the brand of pedals by the original poster, who knows what he has set up beyond Brooks straps.
Campagnolo style of pedals may not be to one's liking if they have wide feet and or ride in wide shoes.
If that is the case then there are plenty of wider form factor "touring" pedals out there.
Even if the bike has toe clips making sure that the clip is of a size where one's ball of the foot is over the center of the pedal axle with the shoes you ride in, is a good first step.
One of the earlier responses shows a block between the pedal and a half clip, no doubt to do just that.
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But a Campy NR pedal would not have the clips riveted on... they bolt on. Not sure what pedals the OP got with this, and hadn't noticed them in the original CL ad for the bike (which is now gone). As mentioned, pics of what he has now would be helpful.
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this calls for the video someone posted last week with the guys in the cockpit of the 747 going going "rodger... what?" etc...
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After closer inspection it appears the clips are bolted onto the pedals after all so I'll just remove them and give it a try that way.
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