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Old 11-07-17, 10:21 AM   #26
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I've seen "holders" with an "ezy" ending that attach to your frame. You just need one for the side you remove for folding. They come in titanium, too, to add minimal weight. Might be a solution if you go that route. MKS Ti Pedal Holder ? Bike48 ? Brompton Ti Custom Parts
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I like Brompton's folding pedal, it does not have to come off. , their bikes only need a left , but they make a right hand* one too.

the company even mailed a new one when I showed pictures of stress cracks on the one that was on a used bike, I bought..

The pedal Core slips onto the big pedal bearing, that screws into the crank arm .. now they don't need a 24mm socket , (used to)
just an hex allen wrench, to screw/unscrew them.

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Originally Posted by L Arnold View Post
Basically I find that a dedicated pouch on your bike, like a seat bag, can make it so you don't misplace your pedals somehow. Just throwing them in your bag is not enough.
The other problem with removable pedals is the greasy shaft that is exposed when the pedal is removed. If you keep it (or them) in a bag, it had best be impervious to penetration by grease and oil. I have "strapless" toe clips on my MKS pedals. When I remove a pedal, I'm able to hang it on a luggage rack by the toe clip, and it stays nicely.
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Originally Posted by jur View Post
I got a pair of those on my Brompton. I can't recommend them:

1. Too small unless you have petite ballerina feet
2. Inboard bearing is a sleeve bearing. On my left one, one one shortish ride after using it for perhaps a month, the pedal started binding halfway through the ride. I managed to get home; I think it rotated the spindle inside the MKS style removable bit. I got it apart easily enough; the sleeve bearing is some sort of hard plastic-like material and it had bound to the Ti axle. The axle showed some damage. I cleaned that as well as I could using a scouring pad. The bearing itself I cleaned and smoothed by carefully twisting a 10mm drill bit in it. Grease, back together and so far it is holding. But I would not trust this thing going on a tour or something.

Despite that I still use them.

In case you're wondering, I have them screwed into that insanely light but cheap crankset that is popping up all over these days in black or silver. Can't recommend that either. Not stiff enough, and Q-factor too small. I discovered it IS possible to have your feet too close together on a bike.
Thanks for sharing these info. Lost of manufacturers make their pedals lighter by making them smaller(Ti Parts Workshop). And/or making the spindles shorter(Speedplay, Xpedo). My local shop has sold a few TPW pedals; most customers seem to be happy with them.
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