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Need advice for platform pedals!

Old 06-15-06, 10:53 AM
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Need advice for platform pedals!

Building my habanero, and i need some advice for pedals. I have some 80s Shimano Adamas AX platform pedals I planned to use, however the threading, while it is the right diameter, is not compatible with my Veloce crank.

I need some advice on decent high-ish end platform pedals! I am not ready for clipless yet, adn I like the flexibility platform pedals offer.

Does anyone have any favorite models, or advice on how to convert my current pedals to be campagnolo compatible?

EDIT: New or used does not matter
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Old 06-15-06, 11:05 AM
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Go to Rivendell.com. They have a good selection of MKS platform pedals, which are similar to the best Campy models of the 1970's. They also have some MKS BMX pedals and "sneaker" pedals, which have the advantage of working well with any shoe. The MKS BMX pedal will "lock" to a soft-soled shoe just as securely as a racing pedal, yet releases your foot easily when you get to a stop sign or red light.

Of course, if you don't use racing pedals, you lose a lot of "cool" points. And, BMX pedals on a road bike have negative "cool" points. But, if you ride a bike for enjoyment, not to impress your buddies, BMX pedals are well worth considering.
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Old 06-15-06, 12:52 PM
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check these out:
Speedplay Drilliums

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Power grips. Simple and cheap. You step on them and they go.

You could just jack some old metal ones off an old ten-speed or something if you have one of those laying around. That's what I did, until I got clipless pedals. They now have been banished to my MTB.
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That's exactly wahat I wanted to do but it seems trhe threading is incompatible.

I ended up buying a set of GR-9 pedals, which appear to have good reviews on the newsgroups.

I would have liked to use my old shimanos, beacuse they're comfortable to use and look really cool, but like I said it doesn't seem that the threading is compatible.

Are toe clips necessary?
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Old 06-21-06, 10:27 AM
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The MKS pedals are your best choice. Lots of options. Some are clones to older Campy NR quill pedals. Other are "rat--trap" touring models and very long/wide. I ended up using a sorta combo MKS pedal that is somewhat like a mountain/BMX but a little different. It's not quite as wide as the touring pedal, which actually fits my foot better. Lots of MKS on eBay - I think I paid $40 for the pedals+MKS toe clips plus very nice extra long MKS red leather straps via eBay.
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Originally Posted by markwebb
The MKS pedals are your best choice. Lots of options. Some are clones to older Campy NR quill pedals. Other are "rat--trap" touring models and very long/wide. I ended up using a sorta combo MKS pedal that is somewhat like a mountain/BMX but a little different. It's not quite as wide as the touring pedal, which actually fits my foot better. Lots of MKS on eBay - I think I paid $40 for the pedals+MKS toe clips plus very nice extra long MKS red leather straps via eBay.
I will also recommend this option.

MKS platforms with toeclips(a must) are the best option for most applications. I'm going this direction for all my bikes - losing the Look clipless/funny road shoes(Time) combo I've used for about 15yrs now.
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Can you explain why the MKS track pedals (http://www.rivbike.com/images/catpics/14-021.jpg) are better for road cycling than the expensive BMX style platform pedals (eg. the speedplay ones shown above), when using toe clips?
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Meh. Platforms are platforms. Get whatever, I don't see why one kind would be that much better than another.
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Originally Posted by probeski
Can you explain why the MKS track pedals (http://www.rivbike.com/images/catpics/14-021.jpg) are better for road cycling than the expensive BMX style platform pedals (eg. the speedplay ones shown above), when using toe clips?
BMX pedals cannot accept toe clips, the front face is slanted and there are not bolt holes. They use studs to improve grip which work with skateboard style soles.
Any of the basic MKS pedals, track, road or touring is good for everyday riding; they differ in the style of cage. The double sided one is useful in traffic but the triangular flip-tab is also handy.
MKS do make a Keirin pedal for track racing. This has super smooth bearings and is 4x the price.

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Originally Posted by ME.Alex
Building my habanero, and i need some advice for pedals. I have some 80s Shimano Adamas AX platform pedals I planned to use, however the threading, while it is the right diameter, is not compatible with my Veloce crank.
Are you sure that you've tried the left pedal on the left crank? Usually the left pedal will have some serrations or some kind of marking to let you know it's a left hand thread.
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