Talking about pedals...

marcparnes

Member
I need to do something about the pedals on my Superdelite as I find myself constantly readjusting my foot as I pedal along. I realize the ones the bike came with are not high quality and that lots of people replace them right off the bat anyway. Researching here and on the Internet comes up with tons of variations so I'm wondering what has worked the best for you. It seems like most of the flat pedals available have studs in them to help hold your foot in position but then these same pedals seem to be quite wide allowing them to touch down easily. I also read a lot of warnings about shin lacerations due to their length and maybe the studs. I'm on aspirin so any blood letting becomes a gusher so that's no good. So, what has worked well for you that might do the job on my bike?

Marc
 

Stefan Mikes

Well-Known Member
I may suggest this one

I'm on aspirin too.
 

YTOUY

New Member
Hi Marc, I have Raceface Chester platform pedals on my Stromer. I've put over 2000 miles on them. My commute requires a lot of stopping at traffic lights, and 4 way stops. So far, I have no issues with the studs getting in the way, or injuring me.
 

marcparnes

Member
Got a pair of Raceface Chesters based on recommendations here and elsewhere. They are perfect for me. My foot doesn't move around, they're not so big as to get in the way and I haven't touched them down or poked myself yet which is a biggie. Picked them up from Amazon for about $45. Major improvement.

Marc
 

webcurl

Active Member
Got a pair of Raceface Chesters based on recommendations here and elsewhere. They are perfect for me. My foot doesn't move around, they're not so big as to get in the way and I haven't touched them down or poked myself yet which is a biggie. Picked them up from Amazon for about $45. Major improvement.

Marc
Operative word is 'yet', it's the spikes that give your foot traction on the pedal, it's also the spikes that lacerate your shins when unlucky. Take care.
I have RaceFace Aeffect's (excellent pedals) and spent an hour removing all the spikes and then re-installing them with all the extra washers so that they are not as high, so less grip and less lacerations, but they still grip well enough for me.
Not sure if you can do that with the Chester's but then the Aeffect's are more expensive, and a smaller platform size.