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Old 08-16-17, 08:03 PM
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Pedal recommendation

Started using my 94 Trek 930 for street duty. Would like to replace these shoe-eating, clunky pedals with some that have flat surfaces that are the same on both sides. Nothing high tech or expensive. Any recommendations?

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Mks gr9.
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I was extremely pleased with the Wellgo MG-1. Cost a little more than a typical no-frills flat pedal, but they don't weigh a ton, they grip shoes well, and they'll last forever.
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I have the MKS Lambda pedals on a couple of my bikes and like them a lot. I think the MKS GR 9 is only one sided, not the same on both sides as the OP requested.

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On a budget, hard to beat the Stolen Brand Thermalite platforms. Only $13-$20, depending on where you buy 'em and whether you get the model with molded in traction pins or the SP with replaceable steel pins.

I've been riding the less expensive version with molded in pins since last autumn, probably close to 2,000 miles. Really like 'em, don't see any reason to change or upgrade. I got the dark blue. Suits the blue over black spatter paint on my '92 Univega. Tough pedals too. I've scraped 'em many times on hard cornering, against rocks, etc. They abrade rather than transferring energy to the bike and dumping me like a pogo stick.

Comfy with my soft sole casual shoes. Most of the traction comes from the textured platform, not the pins. It's like a file surface. Grippy when wet and muddy.

The Wellgos are good looking and affordable. My '89 Centurion Ironman road bike came with a set of Wellgo LU-C33 platforms. They look good and ride smoothly. Eventually I'll move 'em to the hybrid when I go clipless for the road bike. I prefer platforms for casual rides on the hybrids.

The cheaper Thermalites spin more smoothly and freely than the Wellgo. Neither has any slop or hitches. i doubt the difference matters in my riding. Good pedals, both. Can't beat the Thermalites for the money.
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I've got a set of these that work well enough, even if the bearings leave a bit to be desired: Wellgo V8 Copy Flat Pedals | Chain Reaction Cycles
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MKS Sylvan is a good durable maintain able pedal .. loose ball bearing traditional construction, aluminum, steel bearing races..
secure aluminum dust cap A copy of Campagnolo's traditional pedal.. right down to the tool used to remove it..

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Go to your local dealer, and ask them if they have any new bike take-offs, platform style. I bet they are cheap or free!
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Thanks, folks. Just ordered a pair of the Stolen Brand Thermalites from Kyle's Bikes for $20 shipped.
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