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Old 03-27-04, 05:01 PM
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What do you think about these pedals?

I was looking for a road pedal, and i decided to check out Bianchis website and this is what i found

http://store.bianchiusa.com/cgi-bin/store/H2280.html

Looks like a look type pedal and its only $36.00...really cant beat that...let me know guys
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Old 03-27-04, 05:19 PM
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Sweet, I have some very simular, but not exact...
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I like the color and the price is right. Can't tell if they are fixed or have some float.

Here's another generic option with float - pretty similar.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...e=Front%20Page

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So yall definitly recommend them...im sure they are better than my ATB clipless lol
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Old 03-27-04, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
I was looking for a road pedal, and i decided to check out Bianchis website and this is what i found

http://store.bianchiusa.com/cgi-bin/store/H2280.html

Looks like a look type pedal and its only $36.00...really cant beat that...let me know guys
Whats funny, is there is a guy on ebay who sells the same pedal at $45.00 starting bid and people actually pay and bid higher.
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No whats real funny is i went to my LBS and they told me they were like $80 and i said ill wait, I come home and hop on Bianchi's website and they are $36...talk about MARK UP!
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Im gunna feel like a real dickhead going back in there with the pedals asking them to put them on...but they tried to get me to pay double!
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putting on pedals is a pretty easy thing to do, you shouldn't pay the bike shop to do it. do it yourself. grease the threads really good, then thread them on pretty tight. the non-drive pedal is backwards threaded. They will tighten themselves as you ride, so don't crank down too hard on them.

BTW, maybe I'm just a snob, but I wouldn't trust a no-name or store-brand pedal...Its a pretty important part of your riding equipment...
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Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
Im gunna feel like a real dickhead going back in there with the pedals asking them to put them on...but they tried to get me to pay double!
Put them on yourself, they are easy enough... reverse threads, they should be 7 to 10mm wrench or there should be a allen wrench opening at the butt of the pedal...
Definately sweet. I got some celeste look pedals on ebay a few years back, the bearings went on them so i just got the same style pedal on ebay for a few bucks, stripped them and put the bearings in my celeste pedals.
I will probably end up getting some pedals like what you have from Bianchi and save my looks for back ups or put them on my TT...
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Originally Posted by bianchi_rider
Put them on yourself, they are easy enough... reverse threads, they should be 7 to 10mm wrench
Hmmm... all my pedal wrenches have 15mm, 16mm and 17mm openings. All my pedals that required a crescent opening are 15mm. I think 15mm is semi-standard. A normal crescent wrench in that size should work for most pedals but some require a slimmer wrench. In that case, you might have to purchase a pedal wrench. You can get a decent quality one for about $8 USD. I also have some pedals which have the allen head on the inside end of the spindle. And like everyone else has said... left side pedals are reverse threaded and always grease the threads before installing.
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Grease with what?
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Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
Grease with what?
Any bearing grease will do depending on your spindle material. I have some Ti parts so a while back I bought a big can of Ti-Prep and have been using that for everything even though it's overkill for the most part. My pedals do have Ti spindles though so that's appropriate.
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Yes, install the pedals yourself. But keep these things in mind.

Most important: The left pedal (non-drive side) is reverse threaded. Both pedals tighten toward the front of the bike and loosen toward the rear. Most left side pedals are marked L or G (for "gauche": left in French). If your pedals aren't marked you can figure out which is left and which is right with a minimum of noodle power.

Almost as important: Grease the threads of your pedals before you install them. Any bearing grease will do. If you don't have a tub of grease around, go down to the auto parts store and get some white lithium grease.

Other things to keep in mind: A pedal wrench is a handy tool, but not necessary. Pedal wrenches have thin jaws to fit between the pedal and the crankarm. Most adjustable wrenches are too thick. Pedal wrenches are also long enough to provide the leverage you need to remove pedals that are tightly torqued.

Almost every pedal that has wrench flats will take a 15mm wrench to remove. Some old pedals took a 9/16" wrench. I haven't seen one in years.

Some pedals can also be installed from behind (that is from the back side of the crankarm) with a 6mm hex key. A few pedals can only be installed this way...but not the ones you are considering. The Bianchi pedals probably have both 15mm flats and a socket for a 6mm allen key.

The Bianchi pedals are inexpensive because:


A. They don't have a huge mark up.

B. I'm pretty sure that they don't have the best sealed bearings. They will doubtless perform well for a good long time however.

C. There are no tension adjustments on the pedals.

Finally, someone raised the question about float. Look style pedals do not have adjustable float, but you can use different cleats. The black cleats are fixed. The red cleats provide some knee-saving float.

Don't buy pedals mail-order and ask your LBS to install them. If you do need their help installing pedals, be prepared to pay for it. Or, go down there and buy a pedal wrench, ask them to show you how to use it by removing your old pedals.

Or, pedal over to my house and I'll gladly help you out. If you leave now, you should be able to get here in 4 weeks or so.
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One more thing:

You've been given some contradictory advice in this thread (like which pedal is reverse threaded and what size wrench you will need). Defer to authority. Check out chapter 24 of Barnett's Manual.

Click here.

Read the advice at parktool.com

Click here.

And refer to the estimable Sheldon Brown's website.

OK. Now click here.

Pedal installation really is quite easy, but the results of messing it up are ugly.
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Originally Posted by khuon
Hmmm... all my pedal wrenches have 15mm, 16mm and 17mm openings. All my pedals that required a crescent opening are 15mm. I think 15mm is semi-standard. A normal crescent wrench in that size should work for most pedals but some require a slimmer wrench. In that case, you might have to purchase a pedal wrench. You can get a decent quality one for about $8 USD. I also have some pedals which have the allen head on the inside end of the spindle. And like everyone else has said... left side pedals are reverse threaded and always grease the threads before installing.
Hmmmm well mine use a 7mm and I have an old pair of look that use 10mm. and a crescent wrench wont work on mine because the wrench is too thick, so when i dont have an open end metric wrench with me I always have my allen wrench which works just fine
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From the looks of the Bianchi and Performance pedals, they're probably from the same OEM (Wellgo probably).
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But your saying they dont have tension adjustment?
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