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Old 06-27-19, 12:59 AM
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MKS pedal dust cap compatibility

Hey guys,

it never occurred to me that the pedals on my Monark (this one: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...50-1960-a.html ) are missing their dust caps. I just cleaned and re-packed them after they started to get a little gritty and am now looking for replacement dust caps online.

The bike has an early 1950's Fauber one piece (!) crank and the pedals have "Made In France" written on them.

I found some MKS Sylvan dust caps online, do you reckon these would fit my pedals? Dust cap pictured below:

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Those MKS pedal dustcaps will fit a variety of other pedals, including Campagnolo, Zeus, Gipiemme, Ofmega, Kyokuto, and possibly others. But the French are notorious for doing things differently, and my experience is that they don't fit on Lyotard pedals.

I suspect you'll need to try it for yourself.
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Those MKS pedal dustcaps will fit a variety of other pedals, including Campagnolo, Zeus, Gipiemme, Ofmega, Kyokuto, and possibly others. But the French are notorious for doing things differently, and my experience is that they don't fit on Lyotard pedals.

I suspect you'll need to try it for yourself.
Thanks for the input! The caps are pretty expensive so I'm trying to get a little insight before ordering a dud online. Are there any solid DIY methods available for protecting the outer bearings?

Here are my pedals pictured, in case anyone can tell just looking at these if those MKS (or another brand maybe?) caps would likely fit on these:


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Your pedals appear to have male threads requiring a female threaded cap. The MKS caps are male threaded. They’re not going to work without modification
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Your pedals appear to have male threads requiring a female threaded cap. The MKS caps are male threaded. They’re not going to work without modification
Alright, thanks for clearing that out. Replacing a couple of dust caps turned out to be trickier than I thought.

@JohnDThompson mentioned the name Lyotard - this is the brand of my pedals? I am peeking at some vintage cap listings, but the prices seem to be insane. Almost makes me want to start hunting for a hot sauce with the perfect cap........

Has anyone ever made a blueprint/file for 3D-printing these, I think I could do that at my local library if someone has.
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Someone on this list probably has some trashed Lyotard pedals with salvageable caps. I would ask on the ISO thread.
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From what can be seen in the images provided pedals appear to be Lyotard model 45CA

OEM dust cap would have looked like this-




You may wish to visit this discussion thread -

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=98646

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Originally Posted by noahsmonark View Post
Alright, thanks for clearing that out. Replacing a couple of dust caps turned out to be trickier than I thought.

@JohnDThompson mentioned the name Lyotard - this is the brand of my pedals? I am peeking at some vintage cap listings, but the prices seem to be insane. Almost makes me want to start hunting for a hot sauce with the perfect cap........

Has anyone ever made a blueprint/file for 3D-printing these, I think I could do that at my local library if someone has.
It would have to be old French hot sauce.
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