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Old 12-02-23, 07:42 AM
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Why...

...do many (most?) pics posted here show bikes with their pedals removed?

(Not that I have a compelling need to know why, but it's been bugging me for long enuf I thought I'd ask, see what the various opinions might hold.)
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My guess they have one set of pedals for many bikes, plus it's easier to store bikes.
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Originally Posted by XxHaimBondxX
My guess they have one set of pedals for many bikes, plus it's easier to store bikes.
Yeah that last was my first thought, or if new it allows eventual purchaser the freedom of mounting their own personal preference.That'd be in line with your first guess... I guess. Thnx!
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Road bikes are generally sold without pedals as everyone has their own preference.
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Originally Posted by jon c.
Road bikes are generally sold without pedals as everyone has their own preference.
(Admitting I haven't bought but the one back since April '72) I can understand that logic. Thnx!
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I don't seem to see a lot of bikes posted without pedals. Maybe it's time for a "Show Your Bike Without Pedals" thread. We have them for every other photo opportunity.
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Why . . . . . not?

(Why . . . . . do folks make a post with an incomplete title?)
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Originally Posted by spclark
Why......do many (most?) pics posted here show bikes with their pedals removed?
Do they? Seems unlikely.


Here's a recent thread with a fair number of bike pics. All of them have pedals.

Mongoose Pro RX 10.9 titanium road bike

If the picture was of a bike being sold, it wouldn't be unusual that the pedals weren't on.

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Yeah, only one here and there. Not "many (most?)". As was mentioned bikes for sale it makes sense since folks want their pedal of preference. Otherwise pretty much all pictures I see have pedals.
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Originally Posted by spclark
(Admitting I haven't bought but the one back since April '72) I can understand that logic. Thnx!
Not much has changed since 1972. I dont think you have missed very much.

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For some reason you must be seeing more of the pictures of bikes that are for sale or copy/pasted pic's from the brands website. Most new bikes are sold without pedals and likely many used bikes that have other than plain pedals and are for sale will have the pedals removed as the seller likely will use those on their new bike. There are enough variations in the types clipless pedals that they'll likely be useless to the new owner if they have a different type of clipless pedal.

I don't know that I see a majority of bikes with or without pedals on the site. Maybe you can do a count for us of how many pics have pedals and how many don't. It'd be useful to sum it up by year posted and maybe if you do it by months, then we can see if there is some cycle they com in... no pun intended (I think).

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Originally Posted by Chuck M
I don't seem to see a lot of bikes posted without pedals. Maybe it's time for a "Show Your Bike Without Pedals" thread. We have them for every other photo opportunity.
+1.

I challenge the OP to prove the premise of his thread. Until he does, I have to give this thread a solid grade of D-.
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Originally Posted by spclark
...do many (most?) pics posted here show bikes with their pedals removed?
Pedals are a very contentious and emotional topic which creates serious arguments and debates. Maybe that's why people remove them so that they can avoid having somebody lecture them and tell them that their pedals are wrong.
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Originally Posted by spclark
...do many (most?) pics posted here show bikes with their pedals removed?

(Not that I have a compelling need to know why, but it's been bugging me for long enuf I thought I'd ask, see what the various opinions might hold.)
I bet that of all the pics I have seen on this site, only 5% lack pedals.
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They do that to reduce weight of the bike much faster ride
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
...they can avoid having somebody lecture them and tell them that their pedals are wrong.
Hmmm... good point.

Gains credence given some of the replies this thread's provoked.

Must be a slow news day besides being too cold to ride in a number of places.
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Most new bikes are sold without pedals so you can put your own preferred pedals on there.
The real question is why they dont do the same with saddles.
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Originally Posted by skidder
Why do folks make a post with an incomplete title?
Click bait.

They simply do not respect the forum members enough to describe the thread in the title without their bait.

Plus, it's a completely bogus premise. "Most bike photos are without pedals"?
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
Pedals are a very contentious and emotional topic which creates serious arguments and debates. Maybe that's why people remove them so that they can avoid having somebody lecture them and tell them that their pedals are wrong.
It's right up there with "topics not to bring up at Thanksgiving"...politics, religion, pedal choice.....
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
Most new bikes are sold without pedals so you can put your own preferred pedals on there.
The real question is why they dont do the same with saddles.
Or components.
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Why?” ,<- the eternal question

Why not” <- the eternal answer

If there ever was a first world problem, this one rates in the top ten.
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Originally Posted by njkayaker
Do they? Seems unlikely.


Here's a recent thread with a fair number of bike pics. All of them have pedals.

Mongoose Pro RX 10.9 titanium road bike

If the picture was of a bike being sold, it wouldn't be unusual that the pedals weren't on.
Technically the thread is from 2019 it got zombied I believe. Though titanium bikes are neat so cannot complain too much.





Generally a new bike is shown without pedals and if a road or mountain bike comes with pedals they are test ride pedals designed purely for being able to test ride the bike not for actual riding when you own it. The one complete new bike I bought got the pedals replaced immediately.
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Pedals are not important. I have had pedal spindles implanted into my feet. No need for pedals at all
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Why? ,<- the eternal question

Why not <- the eternal answer
This. It worked with my kids, and it works with my grand kids.
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Originally Posted by 70ssano
not much has changed since 1972. I dont think you have missed very much.john
lmao...
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