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Old 05-16-19, 12:56 PM
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Decent flat pedals.

Looking to change out my stock pedals for a larger, 4 x 4 est, flat pedal but do not want to spend a ton of money. I would like to be able to attach my toe clips but that is not a deal breaker. Any information would be appreciated.
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Frank, there is a lot of good info in this recent thread. Happy hunting!
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I think if you get the right set of platforms you won't need to worry about toe clips. There are many cheap platform pedals, but you get what you pay for usually. I go with the Raceface Chester model. They are around $50 and come in different colors. They are 100mm x 101mm, or about 3.9" by 3.9". Light, smooth and offer good grip with the sneakers I wear.
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Originally Posted by EGBigelo View Post
I think if you get the right set of platforms you won't need to worry about toe clips. There are many cheap platform pedals, but you get what you pay for usually. I go with the Raceface Chester model. They are around $50 and come in different colors. They are 100mm x 101mm, or about 3.9" by 3.9". Light, smooth and offer good grip with the sneakers I wear.
This.

This is the answer.

I mean there is that whole thing that there is no one correct answer about anything in biking, only the correct answer for each individual....but this is the correct answer.
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Thank you all for your response, especially the correct answer.
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
Frank, there is a lot of good info in this recent thread. Happy hunting!
WOW, thanks for this I don't know how it got past me. Sorry all for the misstep.
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Originally Posted by Helderberg View Post
WOW, thanks for this I don't know how it got past me. Sorry all for the misstep.
Frank.
It's ok, there is so much activity on these forums there is bound to be duplicates. Besides, some people don't see the other posts and you get new insights, even with similar posts. And if everyone just searched and never asked questions, there would be no interaction at all.
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Back to Chester Raceface pedals and their durability...

I wrecked this morning. Hit the pavement hard and slid a good 5 feet.

I stayed under the bike and saved it from serious damage. The lowest point on the bike (when it's on it's side) is the pedal. It sticks out the furthest. So my Raceface pedal took the brunt of the bike's portion of the impact hard, then slide 5 feet.

It's scratched up. There is a big scrape off the side of the pedal.

But I got back on the bike and it works fine. And since the Raceface's are solid color composite, you wouldn't notice it's scraped up unless you put your face right down next to it.

Short version...

Bike crash. Chester Raceface pedal was the main point of impact. Pedal still looks okay and works like new.

Costs $40-$50 new. So even if you really wreck one, they are replaceable.
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Back to Chester Raceface pedals and their durability...

I wrecked this morning. Hit the pavement hard and slid a good 5 feet.

I stayed under the bike and saved it from serious damage. The lowest point on the bike (when it's on it's side) is the pedal. It sticks out the furthest. So my Raceface pedal took the brunt of the bike's portion of the impact hard, then slide 5 feet.

It's scratched up. There is a big scrape off the side of the pedal.

But I got back on the bike and it works fine. And since the Raceface's are solid color composite, you wouldn't notice it's scraped up unless you put your face right down next to it.

Short version...

Bike crash. Chester Raceface pedal was the main point of impact. Pedal still looks okay and works like new.

Costs $40-$50 new. So even if you really wreck one, they are replaceable.
So the pedal held up ok but what about you? Any major injuries?
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