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    Flat pedals for a road bike?

    Where are they? I can't fine pedals the my foot will stay on, I just want a basic set that I cant add toe clips to for those winter days.

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    Harris has MKS platform pedals for $30. I haven`t tried them yet, but I wouldn`t mind trying a set on my roadie.

    If you want quill pedals, they`re easy to find and you can use them either with or without clips and straps. For around town, I love pinned BMX/downhill pedals with no straps- much easier to just put your foot on them rather than having to stuff treaded street shoes into the straps after every traffic light. They also also allow you to use the widest possible variety of shoes and boots and have nothing to adjust.
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    get some BMX platform pedals?

    They have a big surface area to support more of your foot. Also sharp pins to dig into your shoe. If downhill and trials riders stick to them, a roadie commuter wont have any problem.

    I used something very similar to this for two years on my daily commuter hybrid bike in Manchester, England-- city of rain. I never had any problems staying on the pedals or hopping up and down curbs

    http://www.webcyclery.com/product.ph...cat=343&page=1

    The key to grip on platform pedals are replaceable screws/setscrews. They are steel and stay sharp. Anything aluminum will get dull and slippery.

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    I'm using some Kona platform pedals for $20, work great, no slip and a nice large supportive platform.

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    +1,000,000 BMX platforms with pins. I don't think you can attach toe clips, but you probably won't need to either. I have no trouble staying on them.
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    I'd go for bmx/dh pedals, too. Wide and grippy, yum.

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    I use a pair of Sun Ringle Ocatanes on my SS Commuter, solid and light platform and I have beat the **** out of them.

    pink

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    one more vote for BMX platforms

    I use 'em year round...try your commute in Teva sandals.

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    Thanks everyone!

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