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weights to keep pedals with clips/straps upright? Answered

i just made some foot straps out of old seat belt material, they work great but they of course always flip upside down when my feet aren't in them. anyone got any ideas for weighting the pedals so they stay upright? preferably pretty minimalist so i can actually still use the bottom side in a pinch and not slip off or whatever.

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mole1

3 years ago

Schwinn had what looks like a minimalist design for weights on their old exercycles. You may even be able to buy something like this at a bike store. If you can work with metal, fabricating something that would screw on like this might be fairly easy. As far as riding with the bottom up in a pinch, perhaps blocking the underside of the rubber pedal with something light (wood?) would give you a level surface while keeping the weigh uneven enough so the weight 'bar' still works.

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rickharris

3 years ago

That's what has always happened - you get to be skilled in flipping the pedal with your toe and slipping your foot into the clip as it comes round. It's all about practice no need for a weight, unless you like to carry unecessary weights.

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

Mount some steel plates on the bottom, take a grinder or welder to add some grip.