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    Platform pedals

    I bought a used three year old Terry Symmetry for a knock about road bike. One I can ride in the rain. And lock in front a restaurant even in Florida. And not worry about like I worry about my Madone.

    Anyway, I want to put platform pedals on it for ease of use, with maybe some half clips (no straps).

    Recommendations on lightweight platform pedals that will take half clips? White would be nice. I thought about getting another pair of Ergons which I use on my hybrid but I think I want to try something else. Amazon is a puzzling array of mysterious pedals and it is difficult to see what would work with half clips..

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    The cheap nylon "demo" pedals that were on my last road bike purchase had clips. All you had to do was remove one of the reflectors, and the clips would fit in the same holes in what became the front of the pedal. Same with the Trek Lexa that my wife bought last spring. I think many platform pedals, if not most, would be the same.

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    Now I am thinking about getting some of the BMX pedals with the little pins in them and skipping the clips. When I go back up north I can put them on my mountain bike. I can then put my powergrips (which are currently up north) on the Terry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
    Now I am thinking about getting some of the BMX pedals with the little pins in them and skipping the clips. When I go back up north I can put them on my mountain bike. I can then put my powergrips (which are currently up north) on the Terry.
    I have a set of those on my cruiser. They work pretty well, but they're heavy. Not that it matters very much on a cruiser.

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    I have these on two of my bikes finding them to be both comfortable and useful al'round.

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...63&cagpspn=pla
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    something like MKS sylvan is a double sided pedal , decent quality, will take a half toe clip if you want..
    or full toe clip and strap setup..

    bigger platform pedals and a double strap over the foot is becoming popular with the fixie set..

    I have 2 winters using Ergon's contour pedal, need no clips, ..
    the shape centers your foot over the spindle..
    and they incorporate large reflectors to be seen , going up and down
    by following and approaching headlights..

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    Fiets, I have the Ergons on one of my bikes and like them. I thought something a bit more dainty on the Terry. I'll check out the MKS sylvan. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    something like MKS sylvan is a double sided pedal , decent quality, will take a half toe clip if you want..
    or full toe clip and strap setup..

    bigger platform pedals and a double strap over the foot is becoming popular with the fixie set..

    I have 2 winters using Ergon's contour pedal, need no clips, ..
    the shape centers your foot over the spindle..
    and they incorporate large reflectors to be seen , going up and down
    by following and approaching headlights..
    Thanks for the recommendation on the MKS Sylvan. I ordered a pair and got them today. Nice and light. Pretty too. They will go good with this bike.

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    If ever you decide to go with pinned flat pedals, I've got a pair of Specialized LoPro Mag 2 platforms on my enduro racer, and some generic low profile metal body pinned platforms on my dirt jumper. In all honesty, I can't tell a difference in grip between the two and the bearings are smooth on both. For a townie ride, the durability of a cheap pair of pinned platforms is probably just fine. I beat the snot out of my DJ bike, and I'm not worried about the pedals. (and it's a CL bike that has already seen someone else's abuse to it before me.)
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    That's what I have on my commuting bike--a set of Odyssey aluminum (TrailMix) pedals. They are great--no slipping, I can shift my foot back and forth if I want to on longer rides, and they are the only pedals I've had that I haven't broken.
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    velo orange touring pedals...you can put a half clip on, but the grips is really surprizing (to me anyway) and I tend to clipless or clips.

    (oops look like out of stock...but lots of pedals ingeneral)

    http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...ts/pedals.html
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