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Old 08-11-18, 05:26 AM
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Pedals

My old Look pedals are starting die. They can't be serviced (That's what I've been told.) What is a "good" serviceable pedal out there . I was thinking of going to a platform type of pedal. Any advice?
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Are your current pedals road or MTB models?

If they are road pedals , newer Look, models or Shimano's "Look-alikes" (SPD-L) will be familiar. Speedplay X-series will be very different but lighter and offer more "float".

If they are MTB pedals or you are considering switching to recessed cleat walkable shoes, Shimano's XT or XTR SPD pedals are great.

Try a very cheap platform pedal before deciding. You will find riding without your feet clipped in very different and perhaps not nearly as efficient and secure as you have gotten used to. Don't buy good ones before you are sure you like them.
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Advice? Sure. I like the MKS line of pedals, I run the Sylvan Touring. They are easily serviceable if you buy the dust cap removal tool for a few dollars. https://www.retro-gression.com/produ...st-cap-spanner Do lube and adjust them as soon as you get them, they are likely skimpily lubed and adjusted too tight, everybody's are. Use stainless pedal washers, clean pedal AND crank threads well, apply grease or better yet Tef-Gel on the washers and threads to help keep them from seizing. Torque them properly, loose pedals will strip your cranks. Eat your vegetables.
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Originally Posted by HillRider
Try a very cheap platform pedal before deciding. You will find riding without your feet clipped in very different and perhaps not nearly as efficient and secure as you have gotten used to. Don't buy good ones before you are sure you like them.
The pedals I mentioned can be fitted with old-school clips and straps or more modern equivalents. I am not sure I would want to judge a new type of pedal by the cheapest kind, the MKS are in the $35 range.
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr
The pedals I mentioned can be fitted with old-school clips and straps or more modern equivalents. I am not sure I would want to judge a new type of pedal by the cheapest kind, the MKS are in the $35 range.
True, but the OP said "platform" pedals and I took it to mean flat pedals with no shoe retainers as are used on many MTB's these days. Clip-and toe-strap pedals are a possibility but I'm not sure that's what he was describing.
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May be a good thing on your winter bike , platform pedals ..
to wear warm boots on your feet..

But you may still like the "Look " 3 bolt style for your road bike..
Time is another French company in the Business,
speed play, & etc. has a road pedal , many more use the 3 bolt fixing pattern .

I have toe-clip pedals on my 1 (C&V) road bike , [It was all new when I got it, decades ago]






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+1 for for the MKS Sylvan pedals. They have a real classic look. They are about $20 on ebay. I also like the VP components VP-747 pedal. I have them on a couple old mountain bikes. They are listed as a BMX pedal and have a wide platform. About $15 on ebay.
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Having used Shimano, some knock-offs, & Rockbros, I've found the Rockbros to withstand a lot of abuse/power.
Pricing may or may not add any value for durability across the aluminum kind, but ymmv.
Went from aluminum to composite & the composites hold up better imo. Just do not opt for knock-offs if you choose the composites.
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getting some FUNN Mambas to play with. they make them with or without cleats. supposedly one can inject grease without disassembling them. not sure if they have a zerk fitting or what

https://www.funnmtb.com/products_detail.php?id=152

I guess you open the GRS port, squeeze in some grease & screw the port back in ... sounds simple enough

https://www.funnmtb.com/upload_file/p...Manual_513.pdf

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