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  1. #1
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    pedals credit card size

    I remember reading about a year in a MB magazine these pedals that almost looked like a credit card.

    anyone seen these? I wanted to try out a pair but cannot seem to find anymore info

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    Flypaper pedals. Bike Doc (who posts on here) is his mtbr tag. There have been a couple pretty big threads. Keep in mind though, you need to have the proprietary cranks to (FSA GAPS) which are huge, clunky, and extremely heavy.

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    If you saw some real thin pedals, Flypapers are probably what you saw. They are bigger than a credit card in surface area, but they look real thin.

    They are designed to be as low-profile as possible. The bearings mount in the crank arm instead of in the pedal body so there is no "shaft" to the pedal. Your foot placement is at the same plane that the pedal spins at, so the center of gravity of your feet is as low as possible. This makes the pedal feel much more stable than a conventional shafted pedal, and power transfer is more positve because your foot has much less tendancy to "roll" as you apply power.

    The only drawback to this system is the proprietary crank. There are only 2 commercially available cranksets that have enough material on the pedal end to accomodate the bearing system, FSA Gravity Gap and FSA Maximus. You have to run either of these cranksets to use Flypaper pedals.

    Check them out at: www.momentumbicycle.com
    Refusing to grow up since 1978...

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