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Old 02-24-13, 09:29 PM
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Unique Pedals??

So my friend just bought these because he likes pedals and had never seen them before. Anyone have any info on them?



Anyone have any other unique pedals? Lets see some pics....
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Old 02-24-13, 10:13 PM
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Never such unusual pedals have I seen. An a kick, surely I think, they do.

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All I can say is....WTF kind of pedals are those !?!
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Old 02-24-13, 11:13 PM
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Must have been a slow day at C'dale when they designed that thing.....
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If you turn it to the side, your significant other could use it as one of those toe wedgie things when painting her nails.
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Old 02-24-13, 11:36 PM
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Are your toes supposed to go between the nubbins, or on them?
(Better ask GP )
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Those were the first thing that popped in my mind when I thought unique pedals. I found some at a garage sale, but the guy wanted something like $60 for them. He mentioned that they were terrible to actually use, but they go for a lot on ebay becuase they are strange.
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Old 02-25-13, 12:41 AM
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A quick Yahoo search revealed them to be Cannondale's Octopus pedal.
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Indeed, CHEAP Octopus C-dale pedals, just to have something on the bike at the LBS so if someone did not have pedals, there was something to use....Kind of silly if you ask me, if they don't work well, what a GREAT way to demo a new, EXPENSIVE Bike to a potential customer (being that they didn't bring their own pedals and shoes....a newbie!)
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i want those - i think they are completely awesome

ooh an auction going on rightnow...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Cannonda...item53f5469dcc
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Old 02-25-13, 07:42 AM
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I must say, I was going to object to the term 'unique' just on principle... but on second thought, I'll just say, I sure hope they're unique!
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Are they alloy or plastic? I thought they might have been some sort of BNX or Freestyle pedal. Seems a bit over the top for a showroom pedal.
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Old 02-25-13, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by 3speed
A quick Yahoo search revealed them to be Cannondale's Octopus pedal.
I found that info AFTER I started this thread...I was also hoping to we some other different pedals.


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Are they alloy or plastic? I thought they might have been some sort of BNX or Freestyle pedal. Seems a bit over the top for a showroom pedal.
They are alloy. And actually, after discovering what they were for, I think it is BRILLIANT marketing to draw the attention of new cyclists to their bicycle...and then to include a "limited edition" pedal (to be replaced) for collection. Something like, "You can only get these if you buy our bike".
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Originally Posted by Arrowana
Those were the first thing that popped in my mind when I thought unique pedals. I found some at a garage sale, but the guy wanted something like $60 for them. He mentioned that they were terrible to actually use, but they go for a lot on ebay becuase they are strange.
listen no doubt they are strange - but i wonder what makes them 'terrible' in use - i mean i would assume they would function the same as any other flat platform style pedals
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Old 02-25-13, 07:52 PM
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From Cannondale's new pedal shop in Colorado.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
From Cannondale's new pedal shop in Colorado.
Indeed, designers were smokin' somethin' that day...
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Are the pads on a flat plane, or was this an attempt at an ergo pedal like the ergon pedals?


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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
BNX
I've seen you do this a few times now, so I'm increasingly doubtful its an autocorrect error. How do you get BNX? I can reverse engineer "shipmano", but BNX has me stumped.
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So my friend just bought these because he likes pedals and had never seen them before. Anyone have any info on them?
Anyone have any other unique pedals? Lets see some pics....


I have always liked these Weyless pedals from the mid-70's. Very light, high quality pieces. Their sealed bearings are still smooth as silk.
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Originally Posted by IthaDan
Are the pads on a flat plane, or was this an attempt at an ergo pedal like the ergon pedals?


Aside:


I've seen you do this a few times now, so I'm increasingly doubtful its an autocorrect error. How do you get BNX? I can reverse engineer "shipmano", but BNX has me stumped.
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Ism restoring my 1970 Robin Hood to be my daily commuter...needs lots of TLC....after a good cleaning I made some custom wooden pedals to match the front and err wooden racks...




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A Cinelli "Frog" stem is a must with those C'Dale Octo pedals....
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Originally Posted by Robinhood1970
Ism restoring my 1970 Robin Hood to be my daily commuter...needs lots of TLC....after a good cleaning I made some custom wooden pedals to match the front and err wooden racks...




What kind of wood is that? Wouldn't Teak wood work best for such applications because of it's resistance to rot from moisture?
Just a suggestion.

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What kind of wood is that? Wouldn't Teak wood work best for such applications because of it's resistance to rot from moisture?
Just a suggestion.

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Looks like poplar? I would also say they're going to get slippy in the wet. Might want to cut some grooves into them or something.
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Old 02-27-13, 08:18 PM
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Agreed, looks like poplar to me too. I'd suggest lignum vitae as a good alternative, but it might add several pounds.
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Pretty as they are I'm sure they would be slippery. If the bike is for show no problem, if its actually a daily rider they would get annoying quickly.
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