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MKS Lambda

I have MKS Lambda pedals on both of my commuter bikes, and rarely see other bikes with them. This morning, on the light rail I spotted an orange Surly with the Lambda pedals.

How many others use and like these pedals?

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I had these on my winter bike which is now gone but still have the pedals in my parts bin. My wife also has these pedals on her Rivendell. My Riv came with MKS Sneaker pedals and I never bothered to switch them out to he Lambdas. Maybe I should try them out again.
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I am hoping to swap to these this weekend! I did see some on the street recently! They were recommended to me by the bike shop as a good replacement for my current rubber pedals. Not sure about the looks, but they do seem practical.
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I use them on one of my bikes. Love them! My one wish is that they were compatible with powergrips, which I also love. I had thought that this was not possible, but I recently saw another cyclist with what I'm certain were Lamdas and powergrips. I might do a little experimentation to see if I can get this to work for me.
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I am hoping to swap to these this weekend! I did see some on the street recently! They were recommended to me by the bike shop as a good replacement for my current rubber pedals. Not sure about the looks, but they do seem practical.
Definitely not sure about the looks that is for sure. Don't think they pass the aesthetic test for my whip. Ymmv
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Have a set, great winter pedals. True, not many out there.
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Definitely not sure about the looks that is for sure. Don't think they pass the aesthetic test for my whip. Ymmv
This has been a hangup for me for a while. I saw them on bike setup pretty similar to mine last week, and they looked ok. So I think it can work. I guess we will see in the next few days!
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Definitely not sure about the looks that is for sure. Don't think they pass the aesthetic test for my whip. Ymmv
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This has been a hangup for me for a while. I saw them on bike setup pretty similar to mine last week, and they looked ok. So I think it can work. I guess we will see in the next few days!
I don't doubt that the pedals work well, but they are one of the ugliest set of pedals I have ever laid eyes on.

It isn't that I try to get the best looking pedals, most pedals are inoffensive to look at, but not those for me.
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I don't doubt that the pedals work well, but they are one of the ugliest set of pedals I have ever laid eyes on.....
LOL, Colonel, I'm surprised you don't like a pedal that resembles a chicken drumstick. Are you not feeling well?

Honestly, I've never seen a good-looking platform pedal, so I just focus on how they function.
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You realize That Riv Bike's Grant Peterson endorses and sells them themselves..
so there is your cult to follow..

For LBS, I Boxed up a tourist's Bike with them .. having added Power Grip straps .. Power Grips

They rode transcontinental to Here.. Did not see the shoe choice, Probably just what was Comfortable.






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LOL, Colonel, I'm surprised you don't like a pedal that resembles a chicken drumstick. Are you not feeling well?


Honestly, I've never seen a good-looking platform pedal, so I just focus on how they function.
Just on the basis of looks alone, the below get the thumbs up from me.
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Just on the basis of looks alone, the below get the thumbs up from me.
I was thinking the same thing. There are a lot of nice-looking platform pedals out there actually.
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@nfmisso, how wide are the platforms? I can never find pedals that are wide enough for me.
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I don't doubt that the pedals work well, but they are one of the ugliest set of pedals I have ever laid eyes on.

It isn't that I try to get the best looking pedals, most pedals are inoffensive to look at, but not those for me.
They looked way less crazy when installed.

On the other hand, the pedals posted above would look crazy with my bike. Totally out of place.
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They looked way less crazy when installed.

On the other hand, the pedals posted above would look crazy with my bike. Totally out of place.
So you have the Soma Buena Vista?

That is an incredibly beautiful frame, that has a timeless, old world beauty about it.

I would agree the MKS Lambda pedals would look much better on your bike, than on a modern bike.

I might see now that I know what you bike is, what I might have gone for instead.
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So you have the Soma Buena Vista?

That is an incredibly beautiful frame, that has a timeless, old world beauty about it.

I would agree the MKS Lambda pedals would look much better on your bike, than on a modern bike.

I might see now that I know what you bike is, what I might have gone for instead.
Thanks! I went super vintage.

I posted some new pics up in the mixte thread!
https://imgur.com/a/SM1h2

I ordered some lambdas and they arrive mid-week. Excited about the extra length. I have been having some foot pain, and I think the extra length should do the trick. I have a lot of thin soled shoes I ride in.

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Thanks! I went super vintage.

I posted some new pics up in the mixte thread!
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I ordered some lambdas and they arrive mid-week. Excited about the extra length. I have been having some foot pain, and I think the extra length should do the trick. I have a lot of thin soled shows I ride in.
I love what you have done with your bike, especially that front rack/platform.

Okay, I'm not trying to talk you out of getting the Lambda's, but for no other reason than to post pretty pedal photo's, here are some other contenders that I think would have looked good on your bike.

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Gusset Oxide XL Pedal - silver


NC-17 Sudpin I MG S-Pro Platform Pedal - silver


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@nfmisso, how wide are the platforms? I can never find pedals that are wide enough for me.
80mm. I run them with 21mm extenders for my wide feet.
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80mm. I run them with 21mm extenders for my wide feet.
What are these? I've never heard of them.
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What are these? I've never heard of them.
https://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Pedal...P4XX9X538RP9EA
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Oh, that's an interesting idea. I was thinking I need extra width on the outside, but this would give it on the inside instead. But not exactly. It lets me hang the inside side of my foot over instead of the outside side. Is that a good thing for you?
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I installed a pair on my tourer last year and liked them so much that I've put a pair on my allez and cross-check as well. Slapped a pair on my girlfriend's tourer for her a few months back also. I ride 'em in the summer with Nashbar Ragster sandals and Kursk Chrome shoes in winter.
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I see battleaxe, not drumstick.

I have two bikes with pedals with pegs. I love how they grip but each has scraped me good at least once and I'd change without too much regret.
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Oh, that's an interesting idea. I was thinking I need extra width on the outside, but this would give it on the inside instead. But not exactly. It lets me hang the inside side of my foot over instead of the outside side. Is that a good thing for you?
They work great for me, 21mm spacers are now standard for me on all my bikes.
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I love what you have done with your bike, especially that front rack/platform.

Okay, I'm not trying to talk you out of getting the Lambda's, but for no other reason than to post pretty pedal photo's, here are some other contenders that I think would have looked good on your bike.

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Thanks! I just added the front rack, it is practical and pretty.

These look like they'd match pretty well. What sold me on the Lambdas is that they are nicer to the soles of your shoes.
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