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Old 06-10-06, 10:05 AM   #1
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Who makes the best platform pedal?

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Old 06-10-06, 10:10 AM   #2
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http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=82935116888

I have used these pedals on all (7) of my bicycles for many years/miles with absolutely no problems. Easy to service the bearings, comfortable, smooth, and look great.
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Old 06-10-06, 10:13 AM   #3
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http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=82935116888

I have used these pedals on all (7) of my bicycles for many years/miles with absolutely no problems. Easy to service the bearings, comfortable, smooth, and look great.
That was fast, thanks!
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http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=82935116888

I have used these pedals on all (7) of my bicycles for many years/miles with absolutely no problems. Easy to service the bearings, comfortable, smooth, and look great.

From other threads I see that these MKS pedals are the most popular.
However... I notice that Nashbar sells a very similar pedal with PowerGrips attached. I keep thinking PowerGrips might have the best of clipless and platform.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

Has anyone tried these?
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I used them (PowerGrips) on a Tailwind recumbent for a while. Worked fine. Ironically, they depend on a minor foot twist........kind of like clipless, but more casual and any shoe will do. Good compromise on an around town bike for people used to clips or clipless. I feel a little insecure when my foot isn't somehow attached.
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Old 06-10-06, 11:55 AM   #6
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I keep thinking PowerGrips might have the best of clipless and platform.
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
Has anyone tried these?
I use Powergrips and platform pedals on my Lemond Spinner, and I wouldn't use anything else on the road if and when I ever shift over from clipless to platform pedals and clips. Easy in and out -- much easier than conventional clips -- and plenty of security when peddling. Simple, and good looking too.

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I use this Nasbar pedal on my trike and my bike. Like'em a lot and they
are cheap on sale alot.............

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

Then there are some really neat Crank bothers platforms (read kinda expensive but neat anyway )
These have got to be the Rolls Royce of platform pedal land...........

http://www.crankbrothers.com/5050.php
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I've tried some of those with the replaceable pins. Very good contact. Will probably go there soon for my commuter. I like the large size because I have #13 shoes.
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I've tried some of those with the replaceable pins. Very good contact. Will probably go there soon for my commuter. I like the large size because I have #13 shoes.
Yep, I've got snowshoe feet too!!(sz13)

The Nashbar pedals I recommended are as wide as the ball of my foot in street shoes!!!

GOOD grippy contact with them.
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I dropped $110.00 for Speedplay Drillium pedals for my 'bent. I love them and can't foresee ever using anything else. Killer pedals. bk
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MKS Sylvian are as good as anyone needs, I have been a satisfied user for years but if you want The Best then look for some MKS Keirin pedals or Specialities TA.
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And now for an alternative point of view: For most purposes any old platform pedal will do. I have $6 plastic cheapies on one of my bikes. I'm keeping them til they fall off, which I don't think will be all that soon. I guess I'm just a Fred.
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thanks for the rec: with size 16 shoes, my current toeclips are frustratingly small
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