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Old 12-03-12, 12:52 PM
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Anyone familiar with pedals extenders?

Like those https://www.kneesaver.net/

Or anyone know any other brand?
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Originally Posted by dramiscram View Post
Like those https://www.kneesaver.net/

Or anyone know any other brand?
I've never used them or seen them in real life. Some people swear by them. I'm not convinced I understand when they should be used...
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I'm not convinced I understand when they should be used...
I just discovered that my left leg is not 'straight' (not sure if it's the right term for it) so to be more comfortable and get rid of a constant numbness feeling in my whole leg I need to have my toes pointing a bit outward. To do so without having my heel hiting the chain stay I need the pedal to be further away from the cranck, therefore needing a pedal extender. I don't know if there's other reasons but that's mine. I'm not even sure if this will fix my problem but I'm trying a lot of things these days to get rid of this numbness.
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I got a pair and used them on my bike for a long Bike tour.
Or anyone know any other brand?
Sunlite, ie China, black steel see here https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sunlite-p...5mm-prod24832/ or J&B imports thru your LBS
a Machine shop can make them.. you need the 9/16" R&L as a Bottoming tap
to do the female part..

my use was for a cool weather tour with Rain expected, so I gained clearance
between the pedal and crank arm for my Insulated shoe covers on my Feet.

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Originally Posted by dramiscram View Post
I just discovered that my left leg is not 'straight' (not sure if it's the right term for it) so to be more comfortable and get rid of a constant numbness feeling in my whole leg I need to have my toes pointing a bit outward. To do so without having my heel hiting the chain stay I need the pedal to be further away from the cranck, therefore needing a pedal extender. I don't know if there's other reasons but that's mine. I'm not even sure if this will fix my problem but I'm trying a lot of things these days to get rid of this numbness.
Hopefully people with experience will chime in. For what it's worth, from your description of your issue, if I were you, I'd try them...
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
a Machine shop can make them.. you need the 9/16" R&L as a Bottoming tap
to do the female part.
Didn't think about that, thanks.
It will be cheaper. I live near a machine shop and I know the owner who's one of my in-laws friend
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Originally Posted by dramiscram View Post
Like those https://www.kneesaver.net/

Or anyone know any other brand?
There is one other brand. I can't remember what they are called, but a search engine might turn them up for you.

I can understand why some people don't see the need for them, but I can't ride comfortably without them. Even with the widest of pedals my feet would be at the outer edge of the platforms. With the pedal extenders my feet are now in the right place for me, or quite close to it. I have them on all my bikes. I picked up one set a little cheaper from Craigslist from someone who tried them and didn't like them. I will say they are surprisingly heavy, I'm no weight weenie, but it's tempting to shell out for some titanium ones!

I guess I have a "wide stance"!


EDIT: A quick google search turned up Sunlite as the other manufacturer. I've got some from each manufacturer and they're both equally heavy. If money isn't an object, I'd definitely go for the titanium ones.

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Originally Posted by cplager View Post
Hopefully people with experience will chime in. For what it's worth, from your description of your issue, if I were you, I'd try them...
Thanks
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I have them on my road bike old cannondale 3.0
I walk a little duck footed and pedal the same way
I also have large feet size 14 us 49/50 metric
They made a big difference my heels dont hit the chain stays now
I dont need them on my mtb bike for some reason though
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They seem interesting, and I can definitely benefit from the added distance, but since I'm a very heavy rider (275lbs), will they be able to support my weight, especially when I have to stand on them for powering up hills?
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Originally Posted by Telly View Post
They seem interesting, and I can definitely benefit from the added distance, but since I'm a very heavy rider (275lbs), will they be able to support my weight, especially when I have to stand on them for powering up hills?
Definitely. I also weigh about 275 right now and have been using them for some time, both commuting in hilly terrain and on my heavily loaded touring rig. They are solid metal cylinders, just tapped out on one side to screw the pedal into, and threaded on the other where they screw into the cranks.
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Bought some a few weeks back and wish I had done it sooner! I have wide feet (Size 12, 4 or 5E width) and without the extenders I was constantly banging into the cranks. I bought the 20's and wish I would have bought the 25's for even more room but the things sure do make life much more comfortable.
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Carleton over in SSFG was posting about them last week. Might be worth a PM.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post14908794
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I have pedal extenders on my commuter. They only move the pedals 3/4" out vs connecting the pedal directly to the crankarm, but that's all I needed. There is NO need to spend something like 45-50 bucks on them! I got the Sunlite pedal extenders off Amazon for < $20 and they work just fine; they feel totally solid and haven't flexed or anything. They have 3 or 4 different types, make sure to get the right ones for your pedal/crankarm combo
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Did find some others https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sunlite-p...5mm-prod24832/..
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I've got them on two of my bikes. They made a world of difference for me when it came to knee pain. A wider foot placement was the answer. I bought some Kneesavers from the LBS for $45 and another set on Ebay for $21 (I think that guy raised his price to $25).
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