Cycling in the rainy NW ,pedals without clips require Grip .  Heres a quick cheap (free) way 
to give new traction to your old slick and slippery pedals before you slide off and crunch 
your shin or 'you-know-what' =( .  It was just about to happen to me .

Step 1: Dremel Will Travel

This could also be done with a hacksaw blade but a dremel is what I used .
It took all of 5 minutes .   This is my 1st ible so feel free to lay on the critiques .

Step 2: Things U Need (tools)

gather your stuff :
-SAFETY GLASSES (&or face shield)
-pedal wrench (usually 15mm)
-dremel & cutoff wheel or hacksaw blade 


I alternate the direction that i cut the grooves hoping for better foot traction . 
Every other spike cut alternates 90 degrees from the one next to it .
I also cut a few lines into the flat surfaces of the pedal for good measure 

Step 4: Re-install Pedals

clean off the metal shavings .
put em back on your cranks .
Go test with your usual bike shoes  .

.. Tested . The pedals have at least 75% more grip. 
I recommend giving it a try with some worn but working 
pedals . 

I'm gonna try and add grip to some worn plastic Odyssey 'Twisted'
pedals next . Stay tuned please.  

<p>I'm wondering if you could use some silicon to add friction instead. Opinions? Or maybe both</p>
Sharpened pedals....While they do provide more grip, just be careful because you might do what I did...
Contains slightly graphic images...
Yikes, guess that's why they suggest wearing shin and knee guards for biking. I was going to add screws to my pedals (spike outwards) for intense grip during the winter. you my friend have changed my mind.
thats bad dfka ! i still have some scares for bmx KKT pedals from the 80s =/ <br>these resurfaced pedals are Nowhere near as aggressive . Instead the gripping property is recessed unlike beartrap type pedals
One time, I was riding a 90's mongoose with beartraps. I repainted my shins.<br><br>The pedals that caused that picture though were my welgo ones.
I am not quite sure what you did, unless you just roughened up the &quot;spikes&quot;. <br><br>I have some pedals about like that. I have been collecting little set screws and got a tap in the same size, hoping to just drill for traction pins and threadlock them in place. <br><br>The ones you show with screws for the plastic pedals may work, but you should saw-off the points or surely you will spike your shoes and maybe cut your leg really badly. Good luck.
hi Mtaylor .Ya ,thats pretty much what i did . Ruff up the contact surface to make them less slippery . It worked well too . <br><br>The plastic ones would the head screw head as the foot contact surface , not the screw point . You're right , that would asked for shredded shins =/ <br>They actually make pedals with screw heads type surface .<br><br>Love to see your ible with your pedal idea . Sounds pro =)
Thanks. It is not hard, but unless you can get a lot of the pins, threadlock, and a tap for a low enough price, it may be cheaper just to get replacement pedals such as Nashbar beartrap pedals. If you like running toe clips or SPD, you can get velcro &quot;hipster&quot; type toe straps with a large padded surface, instead of the old metal clips (ouch), for about $30. Great for sneaker rides. <br>Best bet is to find a bulk fastener dealer like Fastenal or mom-n-pop hardware store. You will need 8-16 set screws per pedal. Cheap nail polish works for threadlock on many non-critical things. Taps are about $2-5 each for small sizes that grub screws come in.
i'm a cheap skate and won't dish out for tools that only get used once . <br><br>I've made diy powerstraps like these https://www.instructables.com/id/Pedal-Belts-for-cycling-efficiancy/?ALLSTEPS didn't prefer them compared to flat pedals really .
After going to all the trouble to fix the traction problem, you can repack the bearings easily enough: drill small holes 1 per dust cap, and spray lithium grease in there with canned spray grease and the red tube. NOT wd40!
Yes =) . I have a load of pics repacking and kind of refurbishing old pedals . might upload em at some point . Yea, No wd40 (pather piss)!! <br><br>I prefer removing the dust cap with small driver rather than making a hole. I used mid-viscosity grease gun ,on spindle ,threads, bearings.. . Like new =)
I have a Boba Fett helmet, will it work in place of the Clone helmet?
well , you know they dont' make em lie they used to anymore =).<br>Can't beat the original prototype

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