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April 09, 2013


Alan M

For winter cycling, Bill, I'd recommend trying BMX pedals next season. The nice large platform ensures good contact when you can't feel your winter boot placement on the pedal very well, and the protruding studs ensure no slippage in the wettest, iciest, slushiest conditions. I put BMX pedals on my beater bike a couple of years ago now and simply left them there for the summer too.


You can take my cleats when you pry my cold, dead feet off the pedals :)

Of course, I ride a recumbent bicycle, so the cleats mean that I don't have to work just to hold my feet up against the pedals. Getting clipless pedals made is SO MUCH easier to ride my bike that I'll just never go back.

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Bill Bean

  • North America is eventually going to figure out that, for all the right reasons, we need more bicycles on our roads. Dust off your bicycle and go cycling. And if the gas-burning dinosaurs start to crowd you, it's your road and you paid for it. Take the lane for yourself.

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