Recommend Super-Durable Dual Platform/Clipless Pedals for Colnago?
My 90s Colnago Superissimo inherited some very worn platform/clipless pedals that look like M520s, and I believe they're responsible for the clicking that's driving me mad.
I'm using the Colnago to do high-speed sprints during my commute (thus the need for a platform).
It's time to try new pedals, since I already tried tightening them. What do you recommend for something that's not going to wear out like fast after I put tons of force on them?
I'm old and dont ride like you.. treat pedals as a consumable ..
the M520s new , ones will be fine , until they're not, then you replace them too
Time Atac + something like a Winwood Deckster making the 2nd side a temporary platform ..
or crank bros ..
the deckster uses a spare cleat to work as a platform on the opposite side of a double sided
You could make something like it, with a SPD-R pontoon,, and a cleat ,
and machine a couple holes in a plate of aluminum, too ..
Last edited by fietsbob; 09-17-13 at 11:02 AM.
I use M324s and A530s on my bikes. They're SPD on one side and flat platform on the other. I found the platform of the A530 a bit slippery, though, so I added spikes. Big improvement.
I have the Shimano M324s on one of my bikes. The platform side is actually fairly grippy and with normal shoes I think it compares favorably to the plastic BMX pedals on my commuter bike.
Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Beware: clicking noises in the drivetrain are notoriously hard to diagnose. The pedals are a good place to start, but don't be surprised if the noise is still there after you replace them.
Originally Posted by rabidfox
Okay, thanks all. I'll try the M324s and if it doesn't fix the problem, I'll be back to ask for your advice.
Hi everyone, I got the Shimano M540 SPDs because I'm a depraved minimalist and can't stand more platform than absolutely necessary... hahahaha. So the drivetrain sounds quieter and the action is better, but there is still a clicking that goes when I pedal hard, uphill or just accelerating hard. I was told by a friend it might just be the frame complaining, but I only weigh 130 pounds... What should I look into next?
you expect a lot from blind guessing by strangers .
where did you buy the bike ? is it a brick and mortar shop serving the cat 1 &2 race community?
I'd suggest an in person session there.
Actually, I bought the frame on ebay, and it has no important defects, then I put it together with mostly Campy parts. The bottom bracket is still freshly greasy and packed and it has no problems from what I can tell. That's why I thought it must be the pedals.
Read here for your clicking issue. There are plenty of things that could be the cause. Good luck. I know how maddening that can be.