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Old 11-07-17, 10:21 AM
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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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Old 11-07-17, 03:43 PM
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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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Old 11-07-17, 04:53 PM
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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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Old 11-08-17, 01:47 PM
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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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For the record, I got a set of MKS EZY Superior Touring Lite pedals at the beginning of the year. I can't really evaluate them as a removeable pedal, yet, because there hasn't been a need to remove them, and I can't evaluate longevity, of course, and won't be able to for a while, given that these are on my back-up bike. I can say that it was immediately clear that the looseness of my old pedals had been affecting the ride. The new pedals feel great, and the bike feels a lot better to ride. Thanks for your suggestions, everyone.
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I have 80's Campagnolo BMX pedals on my Bike Friday season Tikit..

Brompton replaced their folding left pedal, (stress cracks) when I emailed a close up picture a friend with a macro focus camera took..

So I have Brompton Pedals on My M3L mountain drive crankarms.. right one non folding....


They make a core RH threaded, to put a 2nd pedal on the right, same one .. if you wanted..




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Old 02-05-18, 07:58 PM
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The new Mks Allways pedals are great. I have 9 months of use with them and can say they are the best. I've own 4 different Mks pedals and these are the most reliable. Your feet won't slip in the rain like some other pedals. There is a nice platform for out of the saddle riding. They're surprisingly lite and good looking especially with a ti frame.
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Old 02-06-18, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Pahana View Post
The new Mks Allways pedals are great. I have 9 months of use with them and can say they are the best. I've own 4 different Mks pedals and these are the most reliable. Your feet won't slip in the rain like some other pedals. There is a nice platform for out of the saddle riding. They're surprisingly lite and good looking especially with a ti frame.
I have lots of miles on the MKS Allways pedals too. They are the bees knees. Big, grippy, light, flat removable pedal. Make sure you use the pedal washers that (should) come with them. Without the washers the part that is screwed into the crankarm could loosen, and gall the area where it seats against the crank. That happened with my MKS superior touring pedal before using washers. It took awhile to figure out what that creaking was.

Note! I am not suggesting that the pedals would come off the bike! Just use the pedal washers (they were provided in the package of the Allways pedals for me). I have had the MKS pedal (the part that screws into the crank arm) loosen without them and creak against the crank arm, but they were still screwed into the cranks! Pedaling motion resists a pedal unscrewing itself from the crankarms.

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Old 02-06-18, 09:17 AM
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Seems like a good way to loose or forget your pedals.
Not to mention if the pedal come off during intense pedaling, it would cuase serious crashing and imjury.
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Has anyone had a MKS superior pedal come off on intense use? After 3 years of experience I've had no such issues.
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Old 02-11-18, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
Seems like a good way to loose or forget your pedals.
Not to mention if the pedal come off during intense pedaling, it would cuase serious crashing and imjury.
MKS makes (certain) stuff that is NJS certified. They're not going to put their name on dangerous crap even when manufacturing consumer products to a price. Also they're Japanese. Seriously... that's all you need to know.

There are two grades of MKS EZY pedals... See Jan Heine's site for an overview. But use with confidence.

I'd woudn't try honking up the Mortirolo on some hypothetical removable Dongguan Specials though Genuine MKS EZY no worries.
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