Born Again Pagan
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Bikes: Schwinn hybrid, Raleigh MTB
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DIY Pedal Blocks for Trail-a-Bike
I posted this over in the Recreational & Family subforum, but I thought it was prudent to ask it here as well. I bought a pair of cheap pedal blocks for my son's Trail-a-Bike:
We've only been out a couple dozen times and already the rubber has split on one of the pedals. I used cable ties to secure them on, but I was hoping for a better solution.
My LBS owner who sold me the TAB told me to bolt a couple of wood blocks together through the spaces on the existing pedals. Has anyone here done this? Should I use the plastic blocks as a template for sizing? What about bolts - should I use carriage bolts or something similar? Should I countersink the bolt heads? What about the nuts?
Also, should I add some kind of counterweight to keep the pedals level, thereby keeping the exposed end of the bolt and the nuts on the bottom of the pedal? What about traction; should I add some grip tape to the surface?:
Thanks for any and all replies!