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Old 02-27-18, 04:53 PM
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Need some help with pedals

I've got a Univega Alpina 501 (1995) that has been sitting in a porch/mud room type area for over 15 years. I pulled it out today to clean and start riding in anticipation of the new bike I ordered yesterday. It's been beautiful here. It turns out one of my current or previous (more likely) dogs was using the plastic pedals as a chew toy

The pedals are marked Wellgo LU-945 and it would be nice to replace them with original gear, but no luck finding them or the company doing searches. I did find just the pedals (no stirrups) for sale on Amazon, but they are listed as Wellgo LU-941... and one reviewer said they weren't even Wellgo
I tried to find a cross-reference chart and no luck there either, so I don't know if these similar pedals would work anyway.

Can someone give me a little guidance on how to replace the chewed up pedals with new ones that look similar? Maybe it would be easier to find someone with pedals that wants the rest of bike, lol.
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Bike shop? I don't use the job killing online Bezos thing.

MKS rubber block pedals .. include a reflector.. and can be greased and serviced

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Wellgo pedals are nothing special. As said above, why not head over to your local bike shop with a price range in mind and see what they recommend and have in stock?
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Originally Posted by noobinsf
Wellgo pedals are nothing special. As said above, why not head over to your local bike shop with a price range in mind and see what they recommend and have in stock?
My thoughts exactly but make sure you 9/16 inch threading. You show them a pic of those rubber block pedals you may accidentally get 1/2 inch pedals for kids bike.
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Try some Stolen brand Thermalites. Great inexpensive pedals. I've ridden a pair on my Univega for about 16 months, a few thousands miles. Really good for under $20. Tough too -- I've bashed mine against rocks, scraped them on the pavement, and they hold up well to abrasion and roll smoothly.

If you need extra grip with wet shoes, try the SP with replaceable steel pins, or the aluminum Throttle pedals. Also excellent values. I rode a similar set of pedals last week in the rain on another fellow's single speed and they gripped a bit better than my Thermalites with my wet shoes.

I have an older pair of Wellgos similar to the OP's, but aluminum rather than plastic. Good pedals. Just took them off my road bike to install clipless. I disassembled the Wellgos to overhaul them. Everything is in good shape, although I'll replace the bearings and regrease the pedals.

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