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    I Need Sweet Pedals. Suggestions?

    whaddup peeps. nub poster here.

    i refurbished my dad's old ~1981 univega viva sport road bike. it's pretty sweet; the paint's in great shape. but i need new parts.

    i just bought a new chain and seat. i'm thinking about moving onto pedals now. i've had some difficulty finding info on toe clipped/strapped pedals. everyone likes clipless. i don't wanna buy shoes.

    i've been looking at these:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=1668

    questions:

    what kind of toe clips fit these? are straps necessary? do these pedals suck? general suggestions?

    basically, i just want some good quality pedals that aren't expensive as hell and look nice.

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    You won't go too far wrong with those. Check out veloorange.com also. Lots of good pedals at good prices. Good people to boot.
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    Check our Nashbar. They have so very nice platform pedals for reasonable money.

    http://www.nashbar.com/results.cfm?c...egory=60001181

    I uses the "Landcrusier" pedals on all my bikes!!
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    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

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    Or, you can head for the Classic & Vintage forum, and see what folks suggest which would be age appropriate for that bike .

    Oh, and we will need photos!

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    Harris cyclery also has quite a range of older style pedals, mostly MKS manufacture.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/pedals.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuggetross View Post
    whaddup peeps. nub poster here.

    i refurbished my dad's old ~1981 univega viva sport road bike. it's pretty sweet; the paint's in great shape. but i need new parts.

    i just bought a new chain and seat. i'm thinking about moving onto pedals now. i've had some difficulty finding info on toe clipped/strapped pedals. everyone likes clipless. i don't wanna buy shoes.

    i've been looking at these:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=1668

    questions:

    what kind of toe clips fit these? are straps necessary? do these pedals suck? general suggestions?

    basically, i just want some good quality pedals that aren't expensive as hell and look nice.
    Toe clips work with straps. "Mini"-toe clips work without straps and are less effective but easier to use.
    Check out PowerGrips, too. No clip, just a strap. No special shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuggetross View Post
    questions:

    what kind of toe clips fit these? are straps necessary? do these pedals suck? general suggestions?

    basically, i just want some good quality pedals that aren't expensive as hell and look nice.
    With those pedals, you'll need toe clips (most will fit) and straps. They're kind of narrow, and you'll want the straps to keep your feet centered, particularly if they're big. (I have size 13's, so I'm kind of prejudiced.) Dimension pedals don't suck.


    An alternative would be MKS Sylvan Touring pedals: http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=1671

    You won't need toe clips with these, but you can put them on if you want. They're my favorite for my get-around-town bike.
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    Sweet pedals? How about lollipops?
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    Holy crap those new Speedplay Nanogram pedals are expensive.

    I run X2 pedals on one of my bikes. They're great pedals.
    Yan

    2013 True North custom touring; 2010 Novara Randonee; 2009 Unicycle.com Club 24"; 1989 Miele Tivoli; 1979 Colnago Sport

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    Google MKS GR-9 pedals. Incredibly comfortable and needs toe-clips. MKS has toe-clips as well. Hunt for a distributor with the best price.

    <edit> Here's what these look like and a tentative price. But this source is out of stock:

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...ls.php?id=7059
    Last edited by Panthers007; 12-07-08 at 06:23 PM.
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    i was gunna get these pretty sweet bear traps

    but then i decided on these instead

    ... on account of the lighter weight and the not-scraping-up-my-shins-when-wearing-shorts-and-straddling-in-crosswalks factor.

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