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    Platform pedal suggestions?

    It'll soon be the winter riding season, and I need some help concerning pedals. I'm using clipless on the SS right now, and will switch to platforms for snow riding. So, I'd like some suggestions.

    I don't want hardcore BMX pedals that'll cut the crap out of my shins, just want some decent-quality platforms.

    One requirement is that they should be easily rebuildable, I hate crappy pedals when the bearings get out of adjustment.

    Thanks for any help!

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    I like Ringle Zuzu Pedals

    Any of them will rip up your shins though. Ask me how I know. Wear some cheap soccer-style shin guards. The $himano MX 30s look nice too, but they're pricey.

    Here's a site with lots of choices and nice pics:

    http://www.cycletechinc.com/BMX%20PEDALS.htm

    http://www.danscomp.com has a bunch too.
    Last edited by Fast Eddy; 12-16-2004 at 05:55 PM.

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    I have some Azonic "magnesium" flats that I got for about $20. They do the trick; they're light and grippy. ...But they'll make mincemeat out of your calves on contact. Like Eddy said, anything flat pedal will. Get something with removable pins and you'll be better off, but some pedals will have no traction in snowy shoes without their pins in place. Good luck - S

    Here's a pic of what I've got. I don't think they're actually magnesium, but they're as light as stated, and have bushings and bearings that don't lock up under even the poorest of adjustment.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm i second the zu-zu's

    Used em a while back and held up strong. Now they are on wife's bike. They got a nice size platform and hold shoe good. I would wear van's or a skateboard type shoe when riding them. Not sure about what shoe you would wear? A softer sole is better though.
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    Hey

    Brian,

    I have some Primo Super Tenderizers you can have for a deal. Yes, they have cheapo bearings and there more BMXish, but they work great. Besides, why by nice pedals to ride on salt covered roads....

    MC


    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy
    It'll soon be the winter riding season, and I need some help concerning pedals. I'm using clipless on the SS right now, and will switch to platforms for snow riding. So, I'd like some suggestions.

    I don't want hardcore BMX pedals that'll cut the crap out of my shins, just want some decent-quality platforms.

    One requirement is that they should be easily rebuildable, I hate crappy pedals when the bearings get out of adjustment.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Wellgo MG-1s
    Cheap, lite. Mine have lasted more than a year and I ride kinda hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    Brian,

    I have some Primo Super Tenderizers you can have for a deal. Yes, they have cheapo bearings and there more BMXish, but they work great. Besides, why by nice pedals to ride on salt covered roads....

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    My favorites:

    Syncros Mental Pedal SS

    The SS stands for stainless steel, but I like to say singlespeed as well.

    Hard to find, expensive, but arguably the best?
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    The best flats I've used are Easton Flatboys but yes they will rip your shins.
    Grip is amazing on them though.
    Not had them open yet but seeem to be well sealed unlike cheap BMX pedals which tend to be unsealed and will die in winter.
    Used DMR V12s through winter in the UK before with no problems.
    My Truvativ flats died in about 8 rides though so I'd avoid them. They both locked up solid in summer.
    Get shin pads.

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    still have the mark where they dug into my shin from the magnesium pedals.

    ouchie... took weeks to heal. irony of it was it happened right outside my friends house and not even on the trail. tried to jump a speed bump but apparently i've been on clipless to long. friend comes out of his house to see me bleeding down to my socks. but i digress.. nice grippy pedals. really made out of magnesium. MBA tested em and said they even spark at night when you bounce of rocks and stuff.
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    Shimano DX, Easton Flatboys, Azonic Mags are all favorites of mine. The DX pedals have outlasted everything I've tried though - they are pricey but worth it IMO.

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I decided to go with MC's Primos. They look like they'd be somewhat grippy with the pins removed, and should be durable. A bit too big for my tastes, but hey, they're cheap!

    I also scored a set of Ritchey road clipless pedals on eBay, identical to the ones on my Jamis road bike, to use on my Raleigh SS road bike. I wanted the platforms to use on the Raleigh, too, for errands and campus riding.

    So, I'm all good to go now! Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!

    Brian

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    Dont forget Snafu Concaves Great Grip you can get them in sealed and unsealed bearings also odyssey Jim C. pedals are a nice platform and you get get them in virutally any color.

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    Why would you remove the pins on the flat pedals? I don't think they'd work too well w/o 'em.

    -rob

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    Odyssey celinski unsealed. You can rebuild them with skateboard bearings if im not mistaken and they grip well, have replaceable pins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpet
    Why would you remove the pins on the flat pedals? I don't think they'd work too well w/o 'em.

    -rob
    So they don't tear up my shoes/shins. That would be for easy riding, I'd keep them on for snow stuff.

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    Syncros SSmental pedals.....

    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    My favorites:

    Syncros Mental Pedal SS

    The SS stands for stainless steel, but I like to say singlespeed as well.

    Hard to find, expensive, but arguably the best?
    Jake.... If you need a set of these pedals, PM me. I got a set for trade. New in Box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Jerry
    Jake.... If you need a set of these pedals, PM me. I got a set for trade. New in Box.

    JS

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    My favorite is the Crupi Pro Square.

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    http://www.danscomp.com/cgi-bin/haze...IL&item=465139

    you can get both sealed or unsealed for the Jim C's

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