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Pedals & Lights

Postby dareyaire » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:30 pm

Went to the bike shop yesterday looking for cage pedals and lights for night riding. They got some 35 something dollar lights basic set and some cheap cage padals for like 14$. Just wondering if theres anything better out there that you would recommend before i go buy something i will regret. Thanks.
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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:55 pm

What sort of riding are you looking at doing? Plastic pedals = crap and will be useless for longevity. :wink:

Have a look at Extreme Deals for some lighting or Wiggle, Ribble, T7 and Cell Bikes. :idea:

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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby il padrone » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:05 pm

Actually plastic (nylon) pedals are amazingly durable and will last for ages (as long as you don't drop them in a fire or something h very hot). The bearings OTOH may well be crap, but there is often a fix for that.
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Re: Pedals & Lights

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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby jasonc » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:19 pm

regards to lights - are they to see or be seen?
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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby dareyaire » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:56 pm

be seen... Gonna be using them for night riding
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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:24 pm

il padrone wrote:Actually plastic (nylon) pedals are amazingly durable and will last for ages (as long as you don't drop them in a fire or something h very hot). The bearings OTOH may well be crap, but there is often a fix for that.


You must have been using some special ones because the ones I've come across have been, to put it it politely crap. :? :lol:

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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby jasonc » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:45 pm

dareyaire wrote:be seen... Gonna be using them for night riding


be seen as in you live in nirvana where your paths are all perfectly lit *jealous*

then buy $10 cheapies
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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby dareyaire » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:04 pm

yeah pretty much. thanks guys.
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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby il padrone » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:22 pm

foo on patrol wrote:You must have been using some special ones because the ones I've come across have been, to put it it politely crap. :? :lol:

The plastic body broke up..... or was it the bearings that failed???

I've not used them, just observed them in use on my kids' bike for quite a number of years of thrashing about with no maintenance needed.
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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:49 pm

The body and the bearing case collapsed Il Padrone.

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Re: Pedals & Lights

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:24 pm

il padrone wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:You must have been using some special ones because the ones I've come across have been, to put it it politely crap. :? :lol:

The plastic body broke up..... or was it the bearings that failed???

I've not used them, just observed them in use on my kids' bike for quite a number of years of thrashing about with no maintenance needed.


I've cracked the pedal body on two plastic pedals. I tried the rat-trap pedals, but they cut into my shoes, then I switched over to metal bmx pedals with toe clips and stuck with them until the Click'Rs.
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