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Old 06-14-14, 09:25 PM
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Good/cheap platform pedals that won't break? \m/ all metal? \m/

Somehow one of the plastic pedals on my 6 month old DB is all broken in pieces. I plan to move the plastic pedals from my new bike to it and put something better on new bike. Recommends? I've seen some at dick's and wmart that are metal outside but still a plastic core. I can order online, in no hurry.

These ok?
http://www.amazon.com/Wellgo-Kc001-P...latform+pedals (they don't seem to have a hex-head to wrench on?)

It doesn't say what size threaded shaft it has, seems like I might have to use an adapter with the dicks or wmart ones, even though it's included in box I don't want to do that.

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Old 06-14-14, 09:32 PM
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Performance Bicycle Forte Platform Pedals, moderate cost, mine seem to last.
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Almost all adult bikes have 9/16" pedals. The one you show seems to be expensive for Welgo. They make a lot of the cheap plastic pedals for bikes. Here's an example of an aluminum pedal by Avenir. The cost is less than $15 and it is a nice looking pedal. Avenir Pedal Set Alloy 9/16" Axle I have a similar pedal from Nashbar which has lasted over 20,000 miles though it is getting a bit worn.

BTW, just for kicks I examined all of the pedals on display at WalMart one day recently. Every single pedal was rough to the touch as I turned the pedal on the axle. Not one was properly assembled with the correct tightness.
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Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
Almost all adult bikes have 9/16" pedals. The one you show seems to be expensive for Welgo. They make a lot of the cheap plastic pedals for bikes. Here's an example of an aluminum pedal by Avenir. The cost is less than $15 and it is a nice looking pedal. Avenir Pedal Set Alloy 9/16" Axle I have a similar pedal from Nashbar which has lasted over 20,000 miles though it is getting a bit worn.

BTW, just for kicks I examined all of the pedals on display at WalMart one day recently. Every single pedal was rough to the touch as I turned the pedal on the axle. Not one was properly assembled with the correct tightness.
Like these & price, probably ordering, thanks.

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Try MKS touring pedals; they feel smooth, last a long time, are serviceable & a great value.
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Try MKS touring pedals; they feel smooth, last a long time, are serviceable & a great value.
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Old 06-15-14, 12:07 PM
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I've used this pedal on all my bikes (3) finding them to be great al'round!! The set on my main bike has many, many, miles on them with no problems at all.

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Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
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Try MKS touring pedals; they feel smooth, last a long time, are serviceable & a great value.
MKS Lambda are great! I have them on three bikes.

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I like the MKS Sylvan touring pedals and have them on both my bikes. I wear size 12 shoes (USA mens 12) and enjoy being able to get all the width of my feet on the pedals.

I might take them off my road bike but only because they can scrape on the ground if I try to pedal while leaning over in a turn. This have never been a problem on my MTB.

Other than that, zero complaints.
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