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    I got a Bike with Clipless Pedals but

    I don't want have cleats.

    I do not know where to get them ,but also my shoe size are 17s. Which might make it even harder.

    What should i do??

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    Get different pedals?

    You need special shoes too. Not just cleats.

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    Other Pedals will work on the bike?

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    Yes. All you need is a 15mm wrench. Please note, I think the left pedal screws in reverse direction (right = loose)

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    Thanks, How much are pedals these days like 10 dollars?


    and do you know anything about airing up tires that need adapter?

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    Here you go.

    pedals

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/SubCate..._200276_200316

    If you are talking about Presta valves you just unscrew the small part at the top and then screw on your Shrader adapter, connect your pump and air up the tires. When finished disconnect your pump ad unscrew your adapter. Tighten down you presta vale and put the cap back on a ride.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by lechwe View Post
    Walmart or your LBS would be cheaper. Shipping kills the deal there unless you are picking up over $50-60 worth of items.

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    And, be sure if you go the Walmart (or other local store) route, you need 9/16" and not 1/2"... The 1/2" are for one piece cranks. The LBS will have some cheap pedals and will know what you need.

    You may even be able to trade someone your clipless for their platform pedals... If you find someone who wants your style of clipless, whatever they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicmaster View Post
    Yes. All you need is a 15mm wrench.
    Pedal wrenches are thin. Not like a 15mm wrench from the hardware store.


    Buy some used pedals from a bike shop and they'll remove your current pedals and install the ones you buy from them. The may charge you $5 for the labor (or maybe not) but the pedal wrench shown above is $25 and a cheap pedal wrench will cost at least $10.
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    Do note that you'll need the cleats that specifically work with the pedals on your bike. There are many different kinds of pedal systems, and you can't use the cleat from one system with the pedal from another system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Pedal wrenches are thin. Not like a 15mm wrench from the hardware store.


    Buy some used pedals from a bike shop and they'll remove your current pedals and install the ones you buy from them. The may charge you $5 for the labor (or maybe not) but the pedal wrench shown above is $25 and a cheap pedal wrench will cost at least $10.
    Pedal wrenches are thinner, but I've always been able to use a box end or a crescent to do the job. I just changed my son's pedals tonight (he broke the plastic on one) with pedals off an old kid's "BMX" bike I've kept around with thoughts of building a trailer from the parts

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    Of course, some pedals use a fat Allen wrench in the inboard end of the spindle (many Crank Brothers, the Time RXS road pedals I have now, and some others).

    OP, here's my method of removing pedals --

    1. Stand over the bike (if you have a workstand, pull the bike off and put it on the floor).
    2. Level the cranks.
    3. Put the wrench on the forward pedal, and position it so the free end points towards the front wheel.
    4. Brace the bike's top tube against your chest, and pull up on both the wrench and the rearward pedal.
    5. That's it; just be careful that you don't yank the wrench into the downtube of the frame.

    Since you'd pull up on both ends of the crank, you get a lot of leverage. This will help remove pedals that aren't ridiculously frozen into place. It also helps me to avoid having to remember "lefty-tighty... wait, on which side, as viewed from where?...", although I've also remembered it by thinking that the right side screws on "right", as in "correctly" (righty-tighty, lefty-loosey).

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    many to choose from , get the big platform type, the molded nylon plastic ones at the bottom of the market $9 a pair
    will be adequate in dry weather but get slippery when the world around you,
    is wet .
    they look like this:

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...5&category=114

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