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Old 08-06-08, 09:14 PM   #1
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Replacing the pedals on my folder...

I've had my Dahon Speed D7 for a month or so and am loving it. My only complaint is the pedals. I love how the fold but I can feel them flex when I stand on the pedals. What is a good replacement (not plastic)? Is there a website that caters to folders?
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Anyone have this pedal? Any specific recommendation as to which model of the MKS pedals work well for commuting?

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Anyone have this pedal? Any specific recommendation as to which model of the MKS pedals work well for commuting?

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Me! Me!

I have that pedal!!

It folds, but it's slippery. I have a pair of cheap resin 'Union' folders on the Matrix which I prefer.
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I replaced the plastic folding pedals on my MU P24 with removable MKS Promenade EZY ones. Good grip but sometimes the teeth poke my calves when I am not careful.
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I use a pedal by 'Lyotard' similar to the Sylvan Tour. I've used them for 20 years and they're still great.

I also have the QR MKS Promenades which are good but did need to be adjusted and greased to rotate properly.
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The metal cage touring pedals you posted (MKS Sylvan Tour) are great, but they don't fold. Just in case it wasn't clear.
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I've been using the MKS Touring pedals, and I have the Grip Kings in reserve. Both are most excellent platform pedals. They can both be purchased here:

http://www.rivbike.com/search/run?qu...h#product=none

Thread on the Grip Kings:

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MKS AR-2 EZY with power grips installed

http://www.calhouncycle.com/productc...&IDCategory=22

How much do you weigh? 180 doesn't flex these ones for me.
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MKS AR-2 EZY with power grips installed

http://www.calhouncycle.com/productc...&IDCategory=22

How much do you weigh? 180 doesn't flex these ones for me.
185 lbs. Those are nice pedals! I'm kinda bummed about losing the folding feature because I plan to take my bike on the trolley.
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I use mrbrown's pedals + power grips


Most comfortable pedals ever. They're also 2-sided, so I can use the power grips w/ sneakers or other side with dress shoes.

I considered the FD6s shown above (the folding MKS alloys) but decided against them as they're too slippery
and don't save much width when folded.

I also have MKS sylvan streams on a road bike. But as has been pointed out, they don't fold.
Now, if only someone, somewhere has a non-QR promenade...
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I use these basic Performance Bike pedals on my Dahon Single-Speed. They work very well.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...egory_ID=10045

They appear similar to those that come with Power Grips. I don't fold that bike, but they would likely work even if I did.
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