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Old 05-22-10, 07:07 PM
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Reflectors on pedals

How do you remove those buggers?
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Old 05-22-10, 07:10 PM
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What pedals are we talking about? Some are attached with screws, others will just pop off.
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Keep em on!

All the cool kids do it.
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If they're just pop off ones; a flat head between the reflector and pedal would easily remove them.
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Old 05-22-10, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
What pedals are we talking about? Some are attached with screws, others will just pop off.
They're the ones with screws
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Old 05-22-10, 08:38 PM
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Try one of these:
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Old 05-22-10, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Try one of these:
Yeahhh
I would use that, but that's not what I meant by being "screwed on".



That's more like it
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Old 05-22-10, 08:45 PM
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Then try a crescent wrench of the appropriate size. See those nuts holding the reflector to the pedal? Yeah, those bolts that are holding the reflector to the pedal are the bolts that are holding the reflector to the pedal.

Or, leave them on, it's actually illegal, and a fine-able offence to ride a bike without them. Not that I've ever seen a ticket written for it, but especially if your riding breakless (Fixie-speak for without brakes) you don't need one more thing for officers of the law to pick on your for.
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Old 05-22-10, 08:47 PM
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Its like a 8mm wrench or something around that size.
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Since when are reflector-less pedals against the law? Then clipless pedals would be against the law. I think in general most municipalities require reflectors or lights of any kind (at least a rear) on your person or bike when you ride.

And yes, it's an 8 mm nut. The screw is either a Phillips or a small allen (forgot the size). They're mounted just like toe clips are, so keep the screws/washers/nuts when you're done. They can be useful.
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Old 05-22-10, 08:53 PM
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Or you could just smash them with a hammer and remove the pieces by hand.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Or you could just smash them with a hammer and remove the pieces by hand.
I used a hammer AND a screwdriver.

Old Christophe pedals...no idea how they are "properly" removed.
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Old 05-22-10, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Pooptet View Post
Yeahhh
I would use that, but that's not what I meant by being "screwed on".



That's more like it
Here's the right way to take care of these;
The reflector tabs come off from the sides (see where the plastic molding has a small tab); just use a flathead to pry/ pop them out. With the reflector tab popped off the bolt heads will be revealed. Here's what they look like minus the pedal.



No need to make this rocket science.
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My pedals came with out pedals
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
My pedals came with out pedals


I hope you didn't pay much, for that empty box.
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
My pedals came with out pedals
I know! Freakin weight savings FTW!
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Keep em on!
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Originally Posted by cleanupinaisle3 View Post
Since when are reflector-less pedals against the law? Then clipless pedals would be against the law.
They are in fact required in California if you want to ride after dark.

(d) Every bicycle operated upon any highway during darkness shall be equipped (1) with a lamp emitting a white light which, while the bicycle is in motion, illuminates the highway in front of the bicyclist and is visible from a distance of 300 feet in front and from the sides of the bicycle; (2) with a red reflector on the rear which shall be visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle; (3) with a white or yellow reflector on each pedal visible from the front and rear of the bicycle from a distance of 200 feet; and (4) with a white or yellow reflector on each side forward of the center of the bicycle, and with a white or red reflector on each side to the rear of the center of the bicycle, except that bicycles which are equipped with reflectorized tires on the front and the rear need not be equipped with these side reflectors. Such reflectors and reflectorized tires shall be of a type meeting requirements established by the department.
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
They are in fact required in California if you want to ride after dark.
thank you, I sometimes forget that the rest of the world isn't always like California.
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In Illinois, it is against the law.....

But, it's easy to take them off with a pair of long nose pliers.
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It is illegal not to have them in Texas as well, the police attempted to get a little creative during last months critical mass. I can probably shoot someone for sneezing too loud but don't mess with the reflector laws.
 
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Originally Posted by OChillSon View Post
It is illegal not to have them in Texas as well, the police attempted to get a little creative during last months critical mass. I can probably shoot someone for sneezing too loud but don't mess with the reflector laws.
Yea, Texas...
During the one and only CM I did in HOU, a cop drove his car into oncoming traffic (because we were taking up the whole lane) and then slammed on his brakes and cut into the middle of the peleton (if you could call it that).
He came within inches of hitting a couple riders, the guy had to skid to avoid the car and the girl had to swerve out of the way (with her kid in the bike seat). Then the cop got on the loud speaker and started shouting "STOP!" over and over.
No one stopped.
Later they waited by the rail crossing and nabbed a few riders when the commuter train came across. Everyone else re-routed.

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Originally Posted by OChillSon View Post
It is illegal not to have them in Texas as well, the police attempted to get a little creative during last months critical mass. I can probably shoot someone for sneezing too loud but don't mess with the reflector laws.
Couldn't find anything about pedals in Tx.

For night use, a bicycle shall have a lamp on the front with a white light visible from a stance of at least 500 feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear that is of a type approved by the Department of Public Safety, and visible when directly in front of lawful upper beams of motor vehicle headlamps from all distances from 50 - 300 feet to the rear of the bicycle, or a lamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear of the bicycle.

Violation of the law is a misdemeanor offense and could result in a Justice of the Peace Citation.
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Originally Posted by cleanupinaisle3 View Post
Since when are reflector-less pedals against the law? Then clipless pedals would be against the law.
My BD bike came with clipless pedals and they included some clip on reflectors. I know in CA bikes can't be sold from shops without all the reflectors. Is this so in other states?
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