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Old 02-25-06, 12:07 AM   #1
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Harris Cyclery says:

This is a knock-off of the classic Campagnolo road "quill" design. Aluminum body, CrMo spindle. Some people find the protruding "quill" at the outside edge uncomfortable.



Does anyone find that little prong at the end of the pedal uncomfortable (not the flipper)? I sort of want a wide pedal, but the Touring one looks a lot worse than this road one i.m.o.

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Old 02-25-06, 12:15 AM   #2
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if you're talking about the one in the middle (not on the end). you wouldn't normally ride on that side of the pedal.

as far as the outside quill goes...i guess it depends on the width of your shoes.
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Yes I understand, I mean the one on the outside..............!
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^^^edited, sorry.
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no. i could see it being a problem if you had very wide feet/shoes though. the edge of my shoe rests right on the inside of the quill, not on top of it.
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I have a set of MKS Track, Campy Track and Campy Road. The Road pedals are much more comfortable in my opinion. I haven't had a problem with the quill at all and the extra support the outer cage gives you makes a huge difference.
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why are those even there in the first place?
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To prevent balloons from stealing your bike?
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only if you wear EEEE width shoes.
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I have the Campy version of those, and they are great. One of the most comfortable pedals ever.
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I have a pair of these on my road bike. The quill definitely digs into the side of my size 12 shoe, but it's a really soft sole, and I don't notice it all that much.

I have MKS Sylvan Lites http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/view...d5a-dee9a&sp=0 on my fixed gear, and I notice that they dig into my shoes on the outside rear of the cage.

I think the problem is with the shoes, not the pedals.
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I ride the MKS touring pedals and love them. They look like the track one but a little wider...more comfortable and super easy to get into even without the pedal tab. I have never pedal struck. They look much better with the toe clips and straps on also. They are double sided making them good if you are looking to learn some tricks out of the clips. I highly recommend.
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Old 02-27-06, 08:31 PM   #13
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I ride the MKS touring pedals and love them. They look like the track one but a little wider...more comfortable and super easy to get into even without the pedal tab. I have never pedal struck. They look much better with the toe clips and straps on also. They are double sided making them good if you are looking to learn some tricks out of the clips. I highly recommend.
I use those on my geared commuter, with PowerGrips. On my fixie I am using MKS Sylvan Track pedals with MKS clips and EAI ErreBi single leather straps. I don't like clips & straps much.

Actually, I hate them with the white hot heat of a thousand suns.

I generally get my left foot in while I am stopped, but getting that right one in really makes me feel ********. I flip it over, try to get it just right so I can slide my foot in... sometimes it goes in on the first revolution, sometimes I'm a block down the road still trying and cussin' like a sailor.

Sometimes I just give up and ride the right foot on the bottom of the pedal.

What a STUPID design these things are. I will probably go back to Speedplay Frogs that I find incredibly easy to get into and out of intentionally and which have NEVER released inadvertently.
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BTW, I think I have finally figured out how to get into these things reliably.

DON'T LOOK.

I find that if I just do it by feel, it's *much* easier. If I look down at it while trying to get my right foot in there it just goes round and round and keeps screwing up. If I don't look, I usually get it in within a single revolution of the cranks.

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they'd scrape for sure if you rode on the track. they'd probably be comfy on the street, though, if you have wide feet or somethin. don't take a turn too tight (especially if you have crank arms longer than 165) they might hit the ground and cause a crash.
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