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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-13-09, 12:16 PM   #1
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Where to get Large pedals for big feet?

My son is only 13 but has a size 14/15 foot.
Just a simple pair of durable standard pedals for his Hybrid.

I took the old cages off as his foot does fitin them and the standard pedals are a bit
lilliputin to his foot.

Oh yeah as he usually wears sneakers a good grip would help.

thoughts?

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Old 05-13-09, 05:18 PM   #2
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hey I could use an answer to this question also, I'm size 14 EEE shoe.
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Old 05-13-09, 05:31 PM   #3
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If platform pedals will satisfy, ask at your LBS for downhill pedals. The ones I had were the size of a personal pizza and had nifty little adjustable pegs in them to grab your shoes.
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I wear size 16 shoes. I use BulletProof platform pedals, the ones with the cleats on them, and I never had an issue with slippage. $30.00 LINK

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+1 on platform pedals.

My son is size 13, I wear size 14. The pins hook up really well with whatever tread you have on your shoe.
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The answer is: Clipless.
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Im glad im not the only person with hobbit feet...
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My son is only 13 but has a size 14/15 foot.
Just a simple pair of durable standard pedals for his Hybrid.

I took the old cages off as his foot does fitin them and the standard pedals are a bit
lilliputin to his foot.

Oh yeah as he usually wears sneakers a good grip would help.

thoughts?

Rob
BMX platform pedals usually do the trick- ask at a BMX-oriented shop.

These are kind of pricey, but very, very large:
http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=14-053

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clipless sounds good but I cant find clipless shoes for My 15 EEEE foot, I use platform pedals
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Width in the middle is far more important I've learned then length, the pedals Jeff posted wouldn't work very well IMO. BMX/Downhill pedals are the way to go though, try and find one that is fairly light and wide, with replaceable pegs. Having a shoe with a narrower outsole is a plus on being able to squeeze on most pedals. On a side note, a lot of BMX/downhill platform pedals can weigh a ton, try and avoid those.
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Rivendell has a "Sneaker " pedal which they say is wider than the
Grip King Pedal in the photo, a bit less money also.

I think I will measure the pedal on the bike this weekend and that
will give me a better idea what we will gain here.

Clipless is not the answer, yet. Besides by the time I get him the
Shoe $150-250 for Sidi Mega and he may out grow them in a weekend
and Pedals $50-100. This is the best place to start.

Hey he simply wants to ride about, when we start to get to where he wants to ride more than 5 miles in a day, I can upgrade
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