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Old 05-08-12, 12:05 PM
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pedal question

On the bottom of the pedal there is a piece that extends past the "flat" of the pedal (circled in red on the photo). What is the purpose of this protrusion?
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Old 05-08-12, 12:16 PM
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"Toe-flip" - - it allowed you to flip the pedal back with your toe so that you could slide your foot into toe clips (in the era before clipless pedals).
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Old 05-08-12, 06:39 PM
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I'm currently using the same pedal with toe clip. Should I switch to flat pedals?
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Old 05-08-12, 07:56 PM
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If you're happy with that pedal, no need to switch.
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Old 05-08-12, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sk0tt View Post
If you're happy with that pedal, no need to switch.
I'm not sure I can say I am happy or unhappy with my current pedal because I have never tried flat pedals before. I can't pull with flat pedals, so it would make me a slow rider. But it maybe comfortable due to its larger size.
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Shimano dx pedals - http://www.shimano.com/publish/conte..._mountain.html

Loaded Precision pedals - http://store.loadedusa.com/items.asp?Cc=LLPPedals

Straitline pedals - http://www.straitlinecomponents.com/...latform-pedals

all worth every penny, you stick to them, you can pull up on them (mostly), they will not make you a slow rider, i'm pretty sure the guys i ride with (we are all on platforms) are faster than most people you know.

read dirt rag, issue 163, page 74
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Old 05-09-12, 07:36 PM
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Those pedals are nice. But I can't afford them. I read the page 74 in dirt rag and still not very convenced. Maybe I should try it. I saw good ratings on Mag 1 and they are only $50-$60 pair. That price is more reasonable in my opinion.
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Old 05-09-12, 07:49 PM
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http://www.jensonusa.com/Pedals/Guss...-Jim-LB-Pedals

http://www.jensonusa.com/Pedals/Well...Platform-Pedal
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