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    Platform peddles reccomendations?

    I'm getting some platforms for my SS while in heavy traffic because my foot likes to slip and I can't afford all that time to slip in or clip on my feet.

    There is so many platforms out there, I don't know what to choose.

    Budget around $20, 9/16 size on road bike. Neon Green touch to road bike.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Why would you pay so much for platforms? bk

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    I won't go clipless because of the money

    Powergrips don't help me in traffic

    Toe clips and straps don't help me with traffic

    I don't like regular track peddles

    I've always like the look and feel of platforms

    $20 is cheap for something that can last the last of my life if I don't wreck with them

    You choose which reason

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Doesn't take a but an instant to clip into or out of SPD pedals.
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    I know, peddles are spelled pedals!

    My spell check on my computer sucks!

    SPD pedals are EXPENSIVE. I'm not going to pay close to what I paid for my bike to just have some fancy shoes and pedals.

    I've debated it for months and I want platforms now.

    And no, even with just small toe clips. it doesn't help in traffic. I ride doing 25-35 mph will the rest of the traffic and I have to stop at stop lights. I have a friend with clipless, he hates lights. I have had toe clips, straps and powergrips before. I like platforms better.


    I'm just trying to ask if someone like his platforms over others out in the world because of any reason

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    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
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    I used a pair of these platform pedals a long time ago. Toe clips required.



    Used a pair of Wellgo pedals similar to these briefly a few years ago. That's probably more what you had in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    I used a pair of these platform pedals a long time ago. Toe clips required.



    Used a pair of Wellgo pedals similar to these briefly a few years ago. That's probably more what you had in mind.

    Those are nashbar rebrands, but after I found what they were originally, I found a good deal. Thanks

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    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1033460_-1___

    don't know if these are "good" pedals, or anything, but i have them and they work well. i'm also really new at all of this biking stuff..so these might be awful? idk..

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    If you can spring for about $30, look at the Wellgo MG-1s from this ebay seller:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/WELLGO-MG-1-MG1-...7#ht_710wt_702

    I bought a few pairs last years as gifts for some kids. They are lightweight and come in colors--always a bonus when kids are involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post


    Doesn't take a but an instant to clip into or out of SPD pedals.
    Is that why you're peddling SPD's in this thread?

    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
    Is that why you're peddling SPD's in this thread?

    Wanna buy some? I'm the Pedal Peddler. Always the Best Prices from the Pedal Peddler! (I have a permit to peddle.)
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    MKS Touring Pedals:

    http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...-pedals/14-020

    You can find these for $28 elsewhere.

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    These are my favorite. http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...5&category=113 I don't remember what I paid, but I know I found them for less than the $45 on this link.

    And I am with you. I keep up with my friends who are cleated in just fine. Maybe I would want the alleged edge of cleats if I had different friends, but platform pedals can't be beat for dealing with the unexpected.

    Don in Austin

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