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Old 03-17-12, 03:10 PM   #1
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MKS touring pedals with toe clips?

I plan on getting a pair of MKS touring pedals and installing toeclips. My only concern is that it doesn't come with the flip tooth.
For those who use these pedals and have toe clips, how easy (or hard) is it to get your foot in there.
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I use these.

http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/ps-...ad-pedals.aspx

http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/ps-...toe-clips.aspx

They work just fine.
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Old 03-17-12, 03:24 PM   #3
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Is the outer quill a problem for you?
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Old 03-17-12, 03:38 PM   #4
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No Problems.....Size 14 shoe...I added a wooden spacer.



You can also use the plastic ones.



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now, let's see the bottom, how much does the pedal cover?
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interesting, either you are size 14 narrow, or those should be worth looking at.
I am size 10.5 wide, I have to order my shoes on line
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Medium...now have over 41,000 miles with no straps.

http://www.shoebuy.com/rockport-prow...00/42704/42706#
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I recall seeing a bolt-on flip tooth years ago, you could probably make them yourself with a section of 90 angle, a drill, and a hacksaw.

For what it's worth, I have a heck of a time with traditional pedals that don't have the tooth when I'm using toe clips. Platform pedals seem to work pretty well with clips despite not having the tooth. I've used the Wellgo WG5 and several 90's era MTB pedals with clips, all worked fairly well with some practice.
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I have MKS sylvan (touring) pedals on a couple of bikes with the full toe clips and do not experience any problems flipping into them without the flip tooth, but it does depend on the shoes you are wearing. Running shoes with a grippy tread and cushy sole are more difficult than shoes with a flatter sole made of harder rubber. You get used to it quickly, as you will get a lot of experience flipping into them in a short time.
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ben4345, have you ordered them yet? I have some MKS half-clips, L, with leather covering the tops. I quit using them on my MKS pedals. Paypal me shipping and they're yours. My wife is always happy to see unused bike swag go out the door.
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Impatient me, I went back to my LBS, and took another look at the pedals.
10 Wheels, I took a look at the MKS road pedals, I really wanted to like them, but my feet disagreed with them. That damn quill!!!
I took a leap of faith and went with that MKS tour, installed them with my toe clips. I am finding it's actually much easier to get my feet in. And that support my clown, mutant sized feet!
Took them back off and added some grease to the bearings, and re-installed them.
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I have MKS Touring pedals and MKS clips on my bike. Flipping is absolutely no problem. The pedals are big enough. Just scrape foot back to flip it on.
No flip-tooth necessary IMHO.
I am a size 9-ish shoe. Nothing over wide. And my foot still sticks out past the side of the pedal. And I think it is the widest pedal MKS makes.
The Sylvan Road pedals look very cool. But I am afraid to spend money trying them for fear that I won't like them if the quill digs into my foot.
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Can you feel the quill when you are riding?
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Had Lyotard 460d double sided pedals for several decades,
with toe clips they' re a 'snap to flip..

depending on what shoe you wear

I put a flip tab inside, toward the axle
so toe of shoe doesn't hang up on the front plate going in..
stiff metal toe clip, pretty stiff straps, so they stay an open loop
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I found that quill pedals dig into my size 9 shoes and even had to file down the quill.
I've used Sylvian touring for many years with toe clips. Flipping is never a problem.
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