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Would you use resin bodied pedals?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:58 am 
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Use them?

Guess they must be subject to a British Standard so, in theory, they are safe?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:19 am 
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The plastic BMX platform ones? They're alright if you only ride in the dry like BMXers (though still no where near as grippy as metal pedals). They're absolutely lethal in the wet.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:02 am 
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IDB1 wrote:
Use them?

Guess they must be subject to a British Standard so, in theory, they are safe?


As in safe to use to pootle down the shops on a dry day?

Metal for the win, for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:17 am 
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if i needed to use em for whatever reason then yeah
but otherwise metal all the way


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:55 pm 
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Cheers chaps. . the answer(s) I was expecting, pretty much, but thought I'd ask..

They're for one of the kids bikes.. we need lime green pedals and, while there are some offerings in metal, there's loads more in resin/thermalite/plastic/etc...

She can have metal pedals.. ta 8)


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For younger kids I'd be tempted to use plastic pedals. Metal pedals with sharp pins could cause a nasty injury to a little un. Don't want to deter them :)


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i was just thinking that then thought, yes metal ones will chew your leg more than plastic ones but the plastic ones will still scrape/bash
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BS marks on bikes... hah! how are 99% of BSOs road / trail-worthy?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:49 am 
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I use plastics on my cheapy commute bike, platform style bmx pedals. When i pedal too far into a bend and strike the pedal on the ground, they tend to grind the edges off rather than try to kick you off the bike.
There's also a new generation of plastic pedals with inserted rows of aluminium spikes - lightweight, cheap, grippy and funky colours. I expect loads of people are branding them, but Gusset is the first one that springs to my mind.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:27 pm 
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For kids, I don't see anything too wrong with them - especially as kids don't like riding in the wet anyway ;)


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