homemade wide pedals

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  1. shwnrttr

    shwnrttr New Member

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    heres some pedals im trying on my predator build.
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  2. 59poncho

    59poncho New Member

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    very cool, good idea, i might steal it for my mb since i need new pedals anyways!
     
  3. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    how big are your feet?!!
     
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    shwnrttr New Member

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    i figured id make em extra wide, then cut them down after testing them.
     
  5. Dan

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    Purty cool Shwn. Always wondered if some thing like this could work. (with the extra leverage)

    So much easier then wide cranks. They look stout too.

    Looking forward to your future posts on how well they work.
     
  6. Chubbz McNasty

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    That's pretty awesome. Must have some big feet.
     

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    Do yu by chance wear a red nose and clown shoes? JK cool mod!
     
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    Great job. Beware of them catching the pavement if your pedaling while in a curve.
     
  9. Dan

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    Oh man, good catch Wayne.

    Keep the inside of a turn foot, the high one.
     
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    thanks everybody, il have a build thread soon when i finish the bike(another month or so) lots of custom goodies for you to check out.
     
  11. TheNecromancer13

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    I know this is a huge bump, but this is awesome, you just saved me a big headache. Thanks! Will definitely use this idea.
     
  12. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I'm stupid.
    Why do you need wide pedals?

    I understand the need of a wide crank, but why pedals?
     
  13. TheNecromancer13

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    I need wide pedals so that I do not have to spend money on a wide crank.
     
  14. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    But isn't t idea of a wide crank to clear the engine? I mean with he crank, not your knees?
     
  15. TheNecromancer13

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    Normally, yes, but my engine is high enough on my frame that I don't have to worry about the crank clearing the engine, just avoid my legs banging against it.
     
  16. Dan

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    That was a major deal for me as well. The cranks would clear, but had to pedal bow-legged.

    Basicly had to stand to move the bike. (every time I messed up and ran out of gas or some other dumb thing I done did)
     
  17. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    O.k.
    Thank you for clearing that up.
     
  18. Chippa

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    I have the same problem. I already tried making wide pedals out of wood.
    But that turned out to be to "thick". The wood thickness was just enough that the pedal would get stuck under the transfer case. So I took em off. Just to lazy to go to metal straps similar to what you did. :-||

    I have found that with pants on, the rubbing against the transfer case isn't bad at all. But my right knee gets a little strained when I first start out.

    Soooo Im gonna revisit my pedal extension doing something very similar to what you did.
     
  19. TheNecromancer13

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    Here's another way to do wide pedals with metal...
    http://imgur.com/luZllMr
    http://imgur.com/tCVtlqA
     
  20. Chippa

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    Well, I finally got around to modifying my pedals, here's how I did it.

    I only needed about 1 1/2 " extension. So I looked around in my hardware drawer and found these old "Corner Brackets" I got from Lowes a long time ago. It turns out the brackets fit these pedals (Aluminum ) that I have had on hand for, oh, about 15 years or so.

    I didn't have to do any drilling at all. The only extra work I had to do was to file down pedal edge, because it has a slanted corner or whatever you call it. That slanted corner caused the brackets to fall out of alignment and at an angle. So by filing down the edge, flat, the brackets went out just as smooth as a babies bottom.

    The first picture shows the hardware used. The second shows the filed down edge. The third shows the completed pedal. The fourth shows the amount of extension I get beyond the transfer case. It's all i needed. The brackets look like brass but they are anodized steel.

    I did both pedals, and now my knee doesn't get strained anymore - wew, what a relief.

    .wee.
     

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