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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-30-05, 03:30 PM   #1
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has anyone ever had experience running the MKS Touring Pedals? (pics attached) Right now I have the MKS Track pedals but they're pretty uncomfortable for the soles of your feet. The touring pedals look a lot more comfortable. your thoughts?

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Old 07-30-05, 03:43 PM   #2
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has anyone ever had experience running the MKS Touring Pedals (pics attached)? Right now I have the MKS Track pedals but they're pretty uncomfortable for the soles of your feet. The touring pedals look a lot more comfortable. your thoughts?
Split the difference and get the MKS Touring Lite pedals. Track-style cages with a bit of serration on 'em to grab your feet. I'm digging the hell out of 'em.

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wow those looks awesome- so they're not hurting your feet at all?

another important factor in my pedal choice is the ability to do a ghetto-fix double strap system using two separate single-straps; looks to me like you can do it with those pedals too, no?
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Stop screwing around, ya soft-soled bastard. MKS GR-9. End of story.
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Old 07-30-05, 03:54 PM   #5
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there's always the mks sylvan road pedals...
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I rock the mks touring pedals. They came stock on the touring bike I converted to fixed, so I rock 'em. They're great. I also used the original almost 25 year old leather straps which came on the pedals, until I broke one and got scared that I might break the other.
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gr-9 for mushy shoes.
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Stop screwing around, ya soft-soled bastard. MKS GR-9. End of story.

haha those gr-9s are actually really really comfortable, i would have them on my bike right now were it not for their inability to incorporate double straps- i get paranoid about strap breakage and like the feel of strap security, both physically and structurally; but hey, if you're not worried about that sort of thing, then definitely get the gr-9s
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wow those looks awesome- so they're not hurting your feet at all?

another important factor in my pedal choice is the ability to do a ghetto-fix double strap system using two separate single-straps; looks to me like you can do it with those pedals too, no?
No, they're mighty comfy with my usual vans. (sk8-hi and/or camachos).

I don't see any reason you wouldn't be able to run double straps, if for some reason you needed to.
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has anyone ever had experience running the MKS Touring Pedals? (pics attached) Right now I have the MKS Track pedals but they're pretty uncomfortable for the soles of your feet. The touring pedals look a lot more comfortable. your thoughts?
Those MKS touring pedal KISS ACK.

They wide and super comfy.

If you don't like them, I'll buy them from you.
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Those MKS touring pedal KISS ACK.

They wide and super comfy.

If you don't like them, I'll buy them from you.
Those look exactly like the lyotards I used to run on my old cross pogli-ugly.
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I gots the GR-9s. Very comfy for Chuck Taylors, but my wide feet dwarf the little pedals.

On the other hand, their extremely narrow profile is pretty nice for cornering. I don't worry much about pedal strike...more like side of my foot strike. Maybe that's worse?

Anyway, I slipped out of the straps on the way to work (fighting a hangover) and smacked the left pedal hard enough to break one of the flip-up tabs off. Sucky.
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Those look exactly like the lyotards I used to run on my old cross pogli-ugly.
Photos don't do them justice.

They're WAY more smooth than Lyotards.

Bigger too.

Nice pedals.
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/i...-platform.jpeg

just another vote towards these platform pedals. they work for me and my soft soled shoes. thanks sheldon.
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Split the difference and get the MKS Touring Lite pedals. Track-style cages with a bit of serration on 'em to grab your feet. I'm digging the hell out of 'em.

There are no little hooks on them for flipping them?
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There are no little hooks on them for flipping them?
Who needs 'em?

I'm sure you can track down a pair of those old wtb toe flips if you're really into that sort of thing.
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/i...-platform.jpeg

just another vote towards these platform pedals. they work for me and my soft soled shoes. thanks sheldon.

Just bought some today and they went on in place of my MKS campy style track pedals. Wow. What a difference
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/i...-platform.jpeg

just another vote towards these platform pedals. they work for me and my soft soled shoes. thanks sheldon.

Just bought some today and they went on in place of my MKS campy style track pedals. Wow. What a difference
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has anyone else had a hell of a time pulling the straps through? i bought christophes and it took some serious surgery with pliers and scissors to get em through. that sucked
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I prefer the touring. Easily strapped and quite comfy.
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