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Old 12-02-21, 04:47 PM
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MKS pedal hack

Thought I'd share this idea as it has worked out quite well. I obtained a pair of MKS CR-2 pedals as I liked the width (11cm inside edge to quill) and the bearings felt good. I chopped the unnecessary bits off then needed to concoct flip tabs (or whatever they're called) as they do not come with any. Probably never intended to be used with toe cages. As you can see, I fashioned loops from SS spokes and fed them thru the unused mounting holes at the back. I then bent the front ends down 90deg and formed loops on each end to wrap around the mounting screws for the toe clips. They have worked out very well. Maybe even better than conventional tabs due to the length and being a bit closer to the top of the pedal.

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My hacked pedal. the spoke under the toe cage is just to hold the it up for photo shoot. Removed right after.
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Old 12-02-21, 06:46 PM
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The real question is how do you keep your wheels true with the missing spokes??

Besides that, nice work! 🙂
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Todd, I'm going to keep your hack in mind if I ever do Cino and can't use my much loved SPD clipless pedals. Great 👍 idea!
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Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
Thought I'd share this idea as it has worked out quite well. I obtained a pair of MKS CR-2 pedals as I liked the width (11cm inside edge to quill) and the bearings felt good.
Put a full twist in your strap where it goes under your foot and you won't need those nasty cable-ties.
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Old 12-04-21, 05:49 AM
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Put a full twist in your strap where it goes under your foot and you won't need those nasty cable-ties.
I understand but the unseen "feature" is that these pedals were not intended for toe cage use, so there is no slot on the crank end of the pedal for a strap to feed through. Ergo, no way to twist the strap and keep it there. Remember this is a hack of a pedal designed for 3 mile neighborhood cyclists, no foot retention desired. I've applied two cable ties, one in the center and the other on the crank end. These pedals are intended for The Mule (1987 Schwinn Voyageur), a well travelled touring bike rider - function over form.

As to keeping the wheels true with spokes removed, no worries. Just a matter of removing them in a balanced fashion. The problem is the big side cutters needed are pretty heavy to carry around all the time. Got them lashed to the NDS chain stay and they're scratching the paint.
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love the inventiveness & use of a spoke to hold the pedal up for photography purposes!
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