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Old 10-03-07, 12:31 PM   #1
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Foot Pegs on the Front Wheel

A thought occured to me while riding my Bacchetta Giro 20. Seemed like having some BMX-like foot pegs on the front wheel could be fun, so I could rest my feet when coasting or even steer with my feet.

Has anyone else tried something like this.
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Old 10-03-07, 12:35 PM   #2
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Do you mean to tell us that you don't have clipless pedals?
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Do you mean to tell us that you don't have clipless pedals?
No that's not what I mean to tell you. But its true.

I've considered them, but with the hilly urban riding I do, I'm not sure I want them.

So may I assume that you have never thought about pegs on the front axle.

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Old 10-03-07, 05:27 PM   #4
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So may I assume that you have never thought about pegs on the front axle.
You assume correctly. I don't see any advantage to it. Go for it, though; maybe you'll start a new fad.
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Most pegs are threaded for bolt on BMX type wheels, not the quick release type on most recumbents.
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Maybe you could start the hot new trend of doing BMX jumps in a recumbent!

Another brilliant idea: Forget the foot pegs, put a unicycle wheel on front. In normal riding, the pedals would just flail around without hurting much. Then for really steep hills, you could stand on 'em and go up unicycle style.
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I've considered them, but with the hilly urban riding I do, I'm not sure I want them.
hmmmmmmm.....................I feel like the clippless help me climb the hills around here. As far a unclipping, it's second nature after a few rides, like picking your nose.
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I've considered them, but with the hilly urban riding I do, I'm not sure I want them.
Actually, being able to pull on the pedals makes them pretty handy on hills. If you have to start on a hill, all you have to do is make sure you start in a low enough gear and you're fine (same as on platforms).
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