magnetic bike pedals DIY?
I'm Brainstorming a better magnetic pedal . I know Proton and Mavic already make them But I'd like to have a Mag-Pedal that can be used with any shoe . ... IDEA: Using recycled neodymium magnets glued recessed into a gel insole and magnets on pedals I'm hoping to make it easier than cleats on special shoes. Of course you won't get the locked in power of straps or clippless cleats .This would be ideal for mud,gravel, quick commuting on regular bikes,bmx,mtb,people who what some full leg power on the up stroke but want to put your foot anywhere on the pedal you want. Question: Might there be extra bearing ware from magnets? Will there be enough magnetism through an inch of rubber to work?? Please critique my idea .