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Old 10-15-09, 07:50 PM   #1
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I've got a stupid question

What do you guys use to attach your clips to your pedals? Do you use nylon lock nuts or nuts with lock washers? I'll be using nylocks anyway

I'm switching back to clips & straps for a little while to see which I prefer for my commute, plus I haven't used clips & straps on my fixie yet. The question just popped in my head and I ask it. Get on it


look at the calfs used with that wrench

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I use nuts with lock washers. or whatever I have laying around that fits the pedal hole

edit: tight zip-ties work really well in a pinch, actually.
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Nuts and washers from local hardware store.
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I use nuts with lock washers. or whatever I have laying around that fits the pedal hole

edit: tight zip-ties work really well in a pinch, actually.

You know, I was thinking of using zip-ties. I just got my new MKS GR-9 pedals and I still have my old clips but I have no bolts or nuts. I want to try the pedals now, it's just that urge when I get something new.
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Nuts and washers from local hardware store.
well I want to know what you happen to be using. Does this mean you have nuts with no lock washers, just plain washers?
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well I want to know what you happen to be using. Does this mean you have nuts with no lock washers, just plain washers?
Plain washers.

EDIT: The nuts came with the clips though, and for some reason, instead of regular 'ole lock washers I was given this unibody metal plate to fit in-between the nut and the pedal. A weak plate at that. So I ended up losing a nut. hehe.
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Originally my clips came with these


My nut eventually fell off even though I torqued the hell out of it (moar locktite!)
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I tried using that for securing my chainring...not a very smart idea.
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I think I just wasted my money buying these pedals
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Which pedals?
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what happens if the zip tie fails?
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what happens if the zip tie fails?
the pedal feels weird for 5 seconds until you pull over and put another zip tie on
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Nylon lock nuts are bad news, really hard to get a spanner to grip it because it's inside the pedal and so it requires a lot of effort to get off.

I bought a used bike once that the previous owner had probably lost some of the nuts and replaced with lock nuts. When one of the cages snapped (MKS aluminum) it was a pain to change.
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I guess this is related to the thread.

Are there different sized toe clips, length wise? I can't get my feet to feel secure with the clips I have. I compared my foot positions with the clips and clipless pedals, since I'm used to the clipless I need to get my foot about a centimeter forward in the clips.
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My pedals came with bolts that thread directly into the pedal body, so I just used those. I'm dreading the day they break/strip, get screwed up though. Thanks for that, Campagnolo.

And yes, there are different sized clips. If they are MKS clips they should have a size stamped into the bottom.
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My pedals came with bolts that thread directly into the pedal body, so I just used those. I'm dreading the day they break/strip, get screwed up though. Thanks for that, Campagnolo.

And yes, there are different sized clips. If they are MKS clips they should have a size stamped into the bottom.
They're not some regular metric bolt that you can find in a hardware store?
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