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    Crank Bros Acid Pedals?

    Anyone here familiar with the Crank Bros Acid pedals?

    I'm looking to put a platform pedal that is Crank Bros compatible on my Big Dummy. The Big Dummy is more of a city bike for me which means I may use street shoes or wear my cycling shoes. I may even ride to work in my work clothes on this a la Copenhagen Chic.

    I want to hear personal experience with these pedals. Is the platform pedal workable or is it just a poor approximation of a platform?

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    The Mallet is more of what you are looking for. These look like the mountain version of the Quattro, which has a platform that is useless without the cleats to lock into them.

    I use Quattros on my roadie, and candies on both of my pigs and you can't use them effectively without the proper shoes/cleats. Go with the Malletts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvxc View Post
    The Mallet is more of what you are looking for. These look like the mountain version of the Quattro, which has a platform that is useless without the cleats to lock into them.

    Go with the Malletts.
    I second the choice of the Mallet Pedals. I have them and I think they are great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregam View Post
    I second the choice of the Mallet Pedals. I have them and I think they are great.
    Did you only use them with cleats or did you ever use them with regular shoes? How were they with regular shoes?

    Gastro - I know you had a pair of Mallets, other than the slop that develops with Crank Bros cleats, how did you find them as platform pedals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Did you only use them with cleats or did you ever use them with regular shoes? How were they with regular shoes?
    One of the reasons I got them is so that I can hop on the bike with regular shoes an go for a quick ride. If I am doing something longer I wear cleats. I have fairly big feet (13 1/2) and even tho I wear stiff riding shoes, I like the extra support the Mallet pedals give.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregam View Post
    One of the reasons I got them is so that I can hop on the bike with regular shoes an go for a quick ride. If I am doing something longer I wear cleats. I have fairly big feet (13 1/2) and even tho I wear stiff riding shoes, I like the extra support the Mallet pedals give.
    Mallets don't give you extra support when clipped in....


    @Santiago. Mallets suck if you're looking for something that grips your shoes very well. If you're just looking for something to use as dual purpose pedals, then they're great. From personal experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Gastro - I know you had a pair of Mallets, other than the slop that develops with Crank Bros cleats, how did you find them as platform pedals?
    Best barefoot clipless pedal evar.

    They were okay in the dry I suppose, but they sucked in the wet. pretty easy on the shins when slipped, I guess. The newer ones are different I think.

    Anyway, DX clipless score significantly higher in their factor of flipflop grippiness (as well as all other measures of pedal performance, IMO).

    I've still got those Mallets around somewhere if you want to try them.

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    I think the new Mallets have pins instead of plates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Best barefoot clipless pedal evar.

    They were okay in the dry I suppose, but they sucked in the wet. pretty easy on the shins when slipped, I guess. The newer ones are different I think.

    Anyway, DX clipless score significantly higher in their factor of flipflop grippiness (as well as all other measures of pedal performance, IMO).

    I've still got those Mallets around somewhere if you want to try them.
    This what you referring to?



    Hmmm, the new Mallets do have pins. If I remember correctly the old ones just had an aluminum strip on the front and back edges. Maybe the Mallets would be an option. Gastro, you have the old style, right?

    New ones:


    Old ones:
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    I have the old ones with two sets of plates (short and tall)

    Oh, and I was referring to the PD-M647 DX earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    I have the old ones with two sets of plates (short and tall)

    Oh, and I was referring to the PD-M647 DX earlier.
    Ah, thanks. Reading comprehension > me.

    I have 3 pairs of Crank Bros so I want to avoid swapping cleats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Ah, thanks. Reading comprehension > me.

    I have 3 pairs of Crank Bros so I want to avoid swapping cleats.

    Hey, you can have my Mallets for cheap if you want. I don't use them anymore. They have some paint rubbed off, but they work great and have all of the original packaging and items sans cleats. PM if interested.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    Hey, you can have my Mallets for cheap if you want. I don't use them anymore. They have some paint rubbed off, but they work great and have all of the original packaging and items sans cleats. PM if interested.



    /SSP
    You have the pin models?
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    You have the pin models?
    I don't know. That information is classified but can be obtained via $100.

    No.

    I can just let you have them for $20+shipping and handling. If you run skate-style SPD shoes the new model will grip better, but if you use XC shoes I don't think it'll matter. I just need to free up a little space on my shelf since I'm getting new pedals for my road bike....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    I don't know. That information is classified but can be obtained via $100.

    No.

    I can just let you have them for $20+shipping and handling. If you run skate-style SPD shoes the new model will grip better, but if you use XC shoes I don't think it'll matter. I just need to free up a little space on my shelf since I'm getting new pedals for my road bike....
    Thanks, but I'll pass. I have an inside line on Gastro's, which are similar to yours. I think all I have to do is show up to Pisgah and they're mine. I'll have to dig up the thread where he wrote that, but I seem to remember that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Thanks, but I'll pass. I have an inside line on Gastro's, which are similar to yours. I think all I have to do is show up to Pisgah and they're mine. I'll have to dig up the thread where he wrote that, but I seem to remember that.
    That's cool, I know Gastro is closer, et cetera. I just want to unload this stuff.



    Anyhow....


    EDIT- Is he giving them to you for free? Why don't I get free stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    That's cool, I know Gastro is closer, et cetera. I just want to unload this stuff.



    Anyhow....


    EDIT- Is he giving them to you for free? Why don't I get free stuff?
    Not quite free. I helped with his build spreadsheet and it will cost me a plane ticket to get to Pisgah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Not quite free. I helped with his build spreadsheet and it will cost me a plane ticket to get to Pisgah.
    IT'S FREE IN MY HEAD



    I assume you'll go riding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    IT'S FREE IN MY HEAD



    I assume you'll go riding?
    Only if there's a Starbucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Only if there's a Starbucks.
    Hey...are you the one that built a Big Dummy bike hauler??

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Hey...are you the one that built a Big Dummy bike hauler??
    I did build a Big Dummy and it can be used as a bike hauler. Why do you ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    I did build a Big Dummy and it can be used as a bike hauler. Why do you ask?
    Just stuck out in my head...I like the Dummy. I'd like to build one as a "kid hauler". LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    EDIT- Is he giving them to you for free? Why don't I get free stuff?
    Online groms get no flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Just stuck out in my head...I like the Dummy. I'd like to build one as a "kid hauler". LOL
    I did build a kid hauler. I got a cushion for the snap deck, a stoker bar and foot rests so my daughters are comfortable and safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    I did build a kid hauler. I got a cushion for the snap deck, a stoker bar and foot rests so my daughters are comfortable and safe.

    That's awesome! Ed's tribe would love that!

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