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    Tips for flipping Odyssey BMX pedals?

    I haven't yet mastered the track stand, so I'm trying to make sure I can get my foot back in my straps as quickly as possible when in traffic. I'm running Odyssey Twisted PC pedals and Retrogression straps, and am having some issues quickly flipping the pedal over to get my foot in the strap. I've seen a couple videos where they drill a hole and add a screw or something to hook onto, and am just wondering if that's my best option.

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    Practice. You'll get it.

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    I had a lot of trouble when I had straps on the odyssey's. I had to mess around with the straps to make sure they caught my foot when I eventually flipped it.

    I think the screw idea, which I saw as well would be a good idea but I sold my bike before I could try.

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    I glued a AA battery to the front of my Fyxation Gates to make the pedal sit naturally at a slant. Helps your foot grab it to flip. Works well for me.
    hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them

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    And if you get a little pedal strike, battery acid makes it more exciting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    And if you get a little pedal strike, battery acid makes it more exciting!
    HAahaha

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    I cringed when I read that.

    Just keep practicing, you will get the hang of it in time.

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    I think the idea of weighting the pedal is absolutely fantastic, but using a battery to do it seems pretty sketchy.

    I'd pick up some steel stock at a hardware store and use that. Or something else at least.

    Just not a battery.
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    Why's everyone so scared about batteries, like yer taping M-80s to yer pedals?

    I mean, sure, bad for the environment if you crack one open, but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Why's everyone so scared about batteries, like yer taping M-80s to yer pedals?

    I mean, sure, bad for the environment if you crack one open, but...
    It's acid (ACID) bro!

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    I was a metal plater for a couple of years. At first I was like "Nitric acid? Holy ****. Eeeek!"

    Eventually I came to be way more fearful of the base than the acid that we worked with.

    Dip yer hand in the caustic bath and your skin started sloughing off pretty quick. Dip it in some 35% Sulfuric acid and not as gnarly.

    Just keep it out of your eyes, rinse it off your skin quickly. You won't die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    I was a metal plater for a couple of years. At first I was like "Nitric acid? Holy ****. Eeeek!"

    Eventually I came to be way more fearful of the base than the acid that we worked with.

    Dip yer hand in the caustic bath and your skin started sloughing off pretty quick. Dip it in some 35% Sulfuric acid and not as gnarly.

    Just keep it out of your eyes, rinse it off your skin quickly. You won't die.
    so you are giving it your seal of approval for use on our bikes?

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    BMX pedals are probably the Wrong Pedals for this. Foot retention is an afterthought in their design, so it should be no surprise that they're difficult to enter. Instead perhaps consider a pedal designed for foot retention, with an extra-large tab to make it easier to flip the pedal over to insert your foot into the clip:


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    Just flip that ****! Seriously though, just ride for a while and you'll inevitably get used to it, like a motor reflex. If not, then it's probably not the foot retention for you. Try some other setup. I ride alu MTB platforms with straps. Remove the pins from the side you're putting your straps over and you're good. Also makes a pretty sweet grinding noise when you grind the pedals on curbs.

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