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leeman180
2004-11-15, 11:00 PM
I am sick of my cheap torker peddals so I am looking in to getting some $20 Bulletproof Alloy Platform Pedals (http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=218 ). I just want to know other peoples thoughts about these peddals. How durable are they?

fexnix
2004-12-20, 08:24 PM
Buy these instead!
http://gallery.consumerreview.com/mtbr/gallery/pictures/IMG_0014.jpg

DK
2004-12-20, 10:24 PM
they are ok. id get the next step up if you do some more extreme riding.

Checkernuts
2004-12-21, 09:43 AM
Wow total shinburger rip offs, or did they change the way they look this year...

I have a pair of the shinburgers, I must say they are a very smooth pedal that grip your shoe well dont have the same kind of grip as pedals with pins. Their biggest feature is their massive size and bomb proof design. If your foot ever came off you cant miss them when trying to put your foot back on, if you do however watch out they will put you in a world of hurt without thinking.

DK
2004-12-21, 06:43 PM
do brooklyn machine works make the shinburgers?

Catboy
2004-12-21, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by DK
do brooklyn machine works make the shinburgers?

Yep: http://www.alwaysmad.com/gallery/data/504/24DSC00681-med.JPG

James_Potter
2004-12-22, 12:58 AM
I like the Jim Cielinski(sic) pedals on unicycledotcom, they work brilliantly for me.

markf
2004-12-22, 07:18 PM
i like the snafus. really good for my huge feet.

pdc
2005-01-19, 04:06 PM
I bought some Redline pedals with replaceable pins for $20 at a local bike store. The pins screw in from the opposite side.
http://www.xoutfitters.com/bmx/pedals/ (http://)

mfrobert
2005-01-20, 01:13 AM
buying any pedals with sealed bearing would be the way to go if you have the money. The bearings are much less likely to break or have any other problems. Primo, shimano, and Dk all make very nice sealed bearing pedals. Goodluck

unitrialser
2005-01-20, 03:08 AM
Snafus rock! I love them hard.

john_childs
2005-01-20, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by mfrobert
buying any pedals with sealed bearing would be the way to go if you have the money. The bearings are much less likely to break or have any other problems. Primo, shimano, and Dk all make very nice sealed bearing pedals. Goodluck

Not necessarily. Not all sealed pedals are created equal. Some have a poor design that puts excessive side loads on the bearing. They also rely on the bearing to actually hold the pedal body on the spindle. The cartridge bearings commonly used in pedals are not designed to be able to handle side loads. They will literally fall apart from the abuse. When they fall apart the pedal body slides right off the spindle. I've had a sealed bearing pedal fall off the spindle during a ride because the bearing disintegrated. Two weeks ago Harper had the same thing happen during a muni ride.

The good sealed bearing pedals tend to be expensive. But not all expensive sealed bearing pedals have a good design. My pedal that fell apart was an Easton platform pedal that retails for at least $80. High cost doesn't guarantee a better design. Shimano, AtomLab Aircorp, and Specialized platform pedals have a good bearing design. There are also a few other brands with good designs. Most others are the bad design that destroys bearings and lets the pedal body fall off the spindle.

The problem is that when a unicycle falls on the ground the pedals hit the ground and put a sharp side load on the bearings. Unicycles fall a lot so they get repeated bashes to the pedal like that. Bikes don't have that problem so the pedals tend to last longer on bikes.

If you use a sealed bearing pedal you're going to have to do regular inspections of the bearing. Take the pedal body off and check the bearing. If it is developing slop or play then it is time to replace it before it completely falls apart.

Unsealed bearings are a mess to regrease and overhaul, but they don't suffer from the problems that the sealed bearing pedals do. I don't like regreasing and rebuilding unsealed pedals because it's messy. But it's something you gotta do if you ride unsealed pedals out in the elements (rain, dirt, etc.).

If you're doing trials or street riding then unsealed pedals will probably hold up better to that kind of abuse. You don't have to worry about unsealed pedals falling off the spindle. Good sealed pedals are good for Cokers and muni as long as you do regular inspections of the bearings to make sure they're still holding up.

brockfisher05
2005-01-21, 08:50 PM
I like snafu

fexnix
2005-02-12, 09:46 PM
I like dirt

muniracer
2005-02-16, 08:05 PM
I am riding sanfus right now. Previously I had gone through two sets of easterns. In all honesty I have not been too impressed with the snafus. My left pedal has about 40% of the pins remaining (either broken off or fell out) after less than 2 months of riding them while the easterns lasted 6 months each.

General Dibbles
2005-02-16, 08:10 PM
i think jim cilienckis (sp) or primo super tenderizers are the way to go, I've had my primos for about a year and they're holding up great

john_childs
2005-02-17, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by muniracer
I am riding sanfus right now. Previously I had gone through two sets of easterns. In all honesty I have not been too impressed with the snafus. My left pedal has about 40% of the pins remaining (either broken off or fell out) after less than 2 months of riding them while the easterns lasted 6 months each.
It's not unusual to have pins fall out. You can replace them. The pins used on the Snafu pedals (and many other pedals) are just standard metric set screws. Better hardware stores carry metric set screws, but more likely you'll have to go to a specialty fastener store to get them. Some bike shops also stock replacement set screws.

When you replace them, use a little Loctite thread retainer and get them nice and tight. With the Loctite treatment they are much less likely to fall out on their own. The low strength Loctite is adequate for the pedal pins. No need to go for the high strength red stuff.

jagur
2005-02-17, 06:49 AM
Originally posted by DK
do brooklyn machine works make the shinburgers? yeah, if i remember right Checkernuts bought those and thought they pretty much sucked. kinda a form over function deal.

onetrack
2005-02-17, 10:11 AM
primo super tenderizers are awesome pedals. I picked up a pair when I started riding street and trials (summer 2000). I noticed that the pins fell out like crazy, welded on a couple grind plates, and they are still in heavy use/abuse today. they are a little heavy but I think it's a fair trade for their comrort, grip, and durability.

fexnix
2005-02-26, 08:13 PM
The new nortshore pedals are look cool, cuz theyr white!

gerblefranklin
2005-03-07, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by fexnix
The new nortshore pedals are look cool, cuz theyr white!

So what's to stop you from simply powdercoating your own pedals? The color of a part is the last thing you should consider, since, unless it's a rim, it's going to have all the color stripped off in a good 2-5 rides. (Joey Cohn's white muni frame lost all the color from the shoulders near the crown in 1 ride at cmw 04.

As for the snafu's, they are extremely nice in some respects, but miserable in others. I have 2 sets of them, 1 I bought for $18 and another was given to me used. I haven't taken apart the bearings, the only maintainence I've done on them is to replace 2-3 pins and locktite them. 1 set is nearly shot, and the only thing keeping me from replacing them is that in the end they still work.

I have taken to picking a certain side of each pedal, and marking it as the kill zone. I make sure that side is always down. On my left snafu, the one I got used, one side still has all of the original pins, and the other side doesn't even have threads left for pins.

I cracked the body on my old snafu left side, so it's soon to go, and I bent the spindle on a 5' drop with a stiff landing on the right new pedal. I will either be making my next set of pedals or buying some Jim C's.

Has anyone tried the Jim C magnesium ones? They are 1/4 lb less than the aluminum ones, and when they have no life left, they will make a hell of a funeral pyre for themselves.

fexnix
2005-03-07, 09:42 PM
How come you never see pedals like these on unicycles?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/images/gusset%20prosecuter%20mag%20black.jpg

gerblefranklin
2005-03-08, 12:39 AM
Because thosed kinds of pedals suck. Tha aluminum cages are easily crushed, and pedalgrabs destroy the grip on them, among with other easy ways to damage those pedals.

digitalattrition
2005-03-08, 12:46 AM
The only time I've ever used bear trap pedals was on my racing bike. They'd be pretty worthless on a uni. They can't take abuse, which is why replacement cages are sold for them.

fexnix
2005-03-14, 04:32 PM
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