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what pedals do you have?

Old 04-28-08, 03:30 AM
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what pedals do you have?

im currently dont have straps or clips or anything

im looking for some new pedals, with straps.
can anyone help me out? where should i look?
PS im on a budget

thanks,
Greg
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Old 04-28-08, 06:57 AM
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Depends a lot on foot size. I have MKS GR-9s with singles (ALEs) and they work really great. If you have wide feet, I don't recommend these pedals because they are super narrow (thus really awesome for clearance, I love em). Go with Sylvan tracks or something.
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...h=188_246_849s
Do yourself a favor and get some good straps:
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...roducts_id=653
Any of these clips are good:
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...&cPath=188_311
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$40 straps would be nice, but might not fit in your budget after you buy some decent pedals. i recommend any mks pedal (sylvan, grp-9, etc), with mks clips and any cheap nylon strap. nylon straps work far better than cheap leather straps because they dont slip in the buckle as much, and they dont stretch as much.
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Old 04-28-08, 07:19 AM
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pedalz?
you don't need pedals. the bike should be able to run off of pure, hardcore adrenaline.
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Old 04-28-08, 07:22 AM
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i have gr9s + mks clips + toshi singles and custome nuevos + mks clips + kashimax single straps

both setups haven't missed a beat yet =)
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mks sylvan / mks steel clips and toshi singles
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Old 04-28-08, 08:26 AM
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I have these. http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ill+Pedal.aspx
They're alright... No real complaints. Got them for free so that makes them way better.

I'm using Christophe toe clips and some nylon straps.
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Old 04-28-08, 09:01 AM
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Does anyone have experience with MKS Sylvan Lites? I'm looking to replace my old Kyokuto road pedals and these look to be my best option, but the GR-9s get a lot more discussion.
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Old 04-28-08, 09:17 AM
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i just ride bontrager..they came with clips and straps for 20 bucks, can't beat that.
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MKS GR-9 + MKS Clips + generic leather straps
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I want to make my clips slightly longer, anyone got some tips to increase the space between the pedal and clip to make my foot sit more forward of the axle?
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MKS Sylvan Track + Powergrips
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mks gr-9's, mks steel clips and just got a pair of ale straps from bens
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Originally Posted by nathbdp View Post
I want to make my clips slightly longer, anyone got some tips to increase the space between the pedal and clip to make my foot sit more forward of the axle?
Honestly, you couldn't think of the common-sense solution yourself?

If not: spacers, obviously. Washers, nuts, whatever.
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Originally Posted by toldey View Post
mks gr-9's, mks steel clips and just got a pair of ale straps from bens
+1
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Old 04-28-08, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by toldey View Post
mks gr-9's, mks steel clips and just got a pair of ale straps from bens
this is the jam.
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those ALE straps are crap. i've had a strap snap, and i've also the buckle explode.
and that's only from light use.

campy straps are so much better, but are also three times the cost.
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Check local stores for parts bins, I scored some campy straps for $10 bucks this week.
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I finally broke down under all the rivendell propaganda and switched from mks touring lites with clips and straps to odyssey twisted pc bmx platforms on the singlespeed mtb.

They're pretty alright.
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dixna trace pedals
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Old 04-28-08, 05:15 PM
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have the crappy straps that came on my motomess. but have placed a bid for some eggbeaters on ebay. *crosses fingers*
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Originally Posted by jhaber View Post
Check local stores for parts bins, I scored some campy straps for $10 bucks this week.
I usually scope parts bins when possible for used pedals as well, you can find older "SR" branded pedals that are off brand suntour from what I've read, as well as older MKS pedals. As long as they still spin well (which many of them do) you are golden, usually for like 10 bucks.
As for straps, I get cheap leather singles from my LBS for like 10 dollars a pair usually.
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Custom Nuevo/ MKS Clips/ Toshi Doubles

Love it to death.
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Suntour Cyclone pedals
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