|Bottom:Tioga Surefoot VI, Top: Sakae/Ringyo (SR) SP-152|
|SP-152 pedals, original to Peugeot UO-14.|
The pedals came with metal toe-clips, not my preference, so with tiny wrenches, and a cry of help to my husband for his strength (he held the screwdriver tightly while I slowly turned tiny bolts), we freed the rattraps. I planned to use plastic toe-clips (saved from the old pedals), however, I hadn't realized that the two holes where clips attach are in unique positions. Metal clips secure on top of pedal, while the plastic version has a 90 degree bend, which latches to side of pedal (see above photo).
|Plastic mountain-style toe clips have wider toe box. Metal version pinches my bike|
sandals, especially on recent bike overnight. I will adjust metal with pliers.
I like the simple uni-body design. The spindle protector has strategic arc cutout, allowing a socket wrench to fit, should the pedal require future regreasing. This feature seems like a no-brainer to me. I also like the recessed reflectors. Often reflectors protrude and are easily broken within the first year of use.
Who knew that dealing with pedals would become a four session, hours-long process? It almost made me weep. It almost made me go out and buy cheap, plastic pedals. Almost.