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Old 02-15-17, 09:20 AM
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Calamari Marionette Ph.D, Howdy;

Thanks for the correction. I truly hope that you you are as equally critical
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
birthday coming up. worth a try. the item shows as 1 x 5 x 10 inches but how wide is the part your shoe sits on?
10 inches?!?!?!

Maybe centimeters.

I have a borrowed pair of those VP pedals on a bike at home, I think they are really very good. Wide platform, grippy pins, spin super smooth, very slender thickness, which I guess will help avoid some rock-strike
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
nice looking too. still need to measure my current pedals, but how wide is the part your shoe sits on?
The platform is 94mm x 63mm
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Old 02-15-17, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by hankaye View Post
Calamari Marionette Ph.D, Howdy;

Thanks for the correction. I truly hope that you you are as equally critical
of others uses of poor word choice, grammar and such as you were to point out mine.
To be truthful, spelling has been my Achilles' heel most of my life and I depend on
Spell check quite a lot. I know it's not always correct and sometimes the choices
are confusing.
Again, thank you for pointing out my incorrect selection of spelling choices.

hank
It was meant with a wink.
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Old 02-15-17, 11:03 AM
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The width of the pedal is 2 1/2 " and the length is 3 1/2 " .
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Old 02-15-17, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by hankaye View Post
Calamari Marionette Ph.D, Howdy;

Thanks for the correction. I truly hope that you you are as equally critical
of others uses of poor word choice, grammar and such as you were to point out mine.
To be truthful, spelling has been my Achilles' heel most of my life and I depend on
Spell check quite a lot. I know it's not always correct and sometimes the choices
are confusing.
Again, thank you for pointing out my incorrect selection of spelling choices.

hank
Here at BF, plenty of misspelling is tolerated, just avoid peddles and breaks and you should be fine.
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Old 02-15-17, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
10 inches?!?!?!
yeah that's what amazon has listed:

Item Dimensions 1 x 5 x 10 inches
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Calamari Marionette Ph.D, Howdy;

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It was meant with a wink.
as was mine, , .

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Old 02-15-17, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
birthday coming up. worth a try. the item shows as 1 x 5 x 10 inches but how wide is the part your shoe sits on?
Width is 4 1/8 inches.
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Old 02-15-17, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by AdvXtrm View Post
Width is 4 1/8 inches.
THANKS but that's not gonna cut it. just measured my regular shoe w no cover & it's just under 5" wide so my walking shoe w rubber cover is gonna need 5" for sure
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Old 02-15-17, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
THANKS but that's not gonna cut it. just measured my regular shoe w no cover & it's just under 5" wide so my walking shoe w rubber cover is gonna need 5" for sure
Well, that measurement is "not" including the distance between the pedal and the crank taken up by a bit of axle, so you can add some room for that, so minimum over 4.5 inches clearance. I'd venture to say that most people do not plant their feet "dead center" on the pedal, and likely you don't either when you're actually riding. That size pedal should work great for you, but if not, there are wider ones available. I myself wear shoes that are 5" wide, and those pedals work perfectly for me with no issues whatsoever.

If you really think you need something even wider, these will give you about 5" of room across. If these aren't wide enough, you may want to consider a surgical foot reconfiguration operation. lol
VP Components VP Harrier Premium Flat Pedals
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Old 02-15-17, 05:16 PM
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I'm 56 years old, 5'9" tall and only 153 pounds. My feet measure to be size 11 but I can't get into size 11 shoes, even extra wide shoes. Sometimes I wear size 12, sometimes even 13.

Some knee problem is pretty common for people my age, and mine hasn't been too bad. Descending stairs became a little tricky.

With all my foot problems this year, I decided to try new bike shoes. I've been using cleats for a long time. I got some expensive mountain bike shoes with SPD cleats, size 48 or 49 (around 12-1/2 US). I had the shop mount the cleats for me using their special alignment tool, which ensures the knee points straight forward. The mechanic mounted the cleat far back, following instructions from my podiatrist. I also got some nice new Shimano M324 pedals; no more messing around with off brands.

Wow, not only is my foot pain gone 95%, so is my knee pain. I can nearly run down stairs now.

You may not want cleated shoes, and there are reasons for that preference, but this is a reason to consider them.

Yesterday I rode without my cleats because these shoes are not warm enough. I try to mimic the fit I get from the cleated shoes.
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Old 02-16-17, 07:57 AM
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You may not want cleated shoes, and there are reasons for that preference, but this is a reason to consider them
wow, impressive thanks, food for thought
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Old 02-16-17, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by AdvXtrm View Post
you may want to consider a surgical foot reconfiguration operation. lol
haha hope not. if it's an IT Band strain, then the pedals are fine. had an ITB strain many years ago. foam roller cleared it up. might try that at lunch today
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Old 02-17-17, 09:20 AM
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got a set of pedal extenders installed. need to adjust those mini clips inward so they are closer to the center of my toes. but with the extenders I don't think I'll get them perfect
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For what it's worth I also have wide size 13 feet. I have installed the pedal extenders on 3 of my bikes and it makes a big difference. I use toe clips and straps and after reading in this forum that there were extra long toe clips I bought 2 sets. This moves the ball of my foot forward over the pedals. Also a big positive difference. A third thing I have done is to start wearing shoes with a stiff sole when riding (no more tennis shoes). This results in much less strain on my feet as they don't sag over the pedals any more like they did with flexible soles. Lastly, using the flat MKS pedals work well. Previously I had pedals that are turned up on the outside edge. This edge cut into my foot uncomfortably.

I have a mountain bike with platform pedals and they work well too but I like the toe straps on my classic bikes.
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Old 03-13-17, 01:53 PM
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thanks to the pedal extenders I was able to use my size 14 cold weather boots Saturday. wasn't going to. I have a regular setup with size 13 walking shoes & rubber covers. was just wearing the winter boots to get ready & get to the starting parking lot. tried them & they fit OK on the pedals. after a cpl hrs cycling my heels felt hot like maybe there was some rubbing or snow got in, but no blisters & no snow. thinking I'll try them again sometime. not a great pic makes the mini clip look really misaligned but it wasn't that bad while actually cycling. I think I just twisted my leg to take the photo

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Yeesh I might spring for some pedal extenders too. I wear a 12 wide. I need new pedals also though....I'm going to try out some largish BMX style pedals for my commuter.
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Old 03-14-17, 07:09 PM
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going to try out some largish BMX style pedals for my commuter
cool, share what they measure please
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Another vote for MKS Sylvan Touring. I wear size 13 shoes and these work very well. Grip is really good to.

Just ran across "sylvan" in a book I'm reading. It means: woods, wooded, pleasantly pastoral or rural.
Interesting, and a nice word choice for a touring pedal.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
got a set of pedal extenders installed. need to adjust those mini clips inward so they are closer to the center of my toes. but with the extenders I don't think I'll get them perfect
meanwhile, 3 years later, I took them off 2 bikes, cuz it's spring/summer & I'm not wearing my big winter clod hoppers & these are annoying me

but are these pedals on the wrong side? is the wider tapered part supposed to be for the front of the shoe? ugh


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Man, that is a good question. My first impression is that you put them on backwards - but then I remembered feet are narrower at the toe and then get wider before narrowing again at the arch. So I think you did it right, even if it looks a little funny.

Also, do you see that right angle bend in the metal that goes forward from the back part of the pedal? Is it solid, or does it have a hole through which a toe strap could fit? If it does, you installed it the way the manufacturer intended.

Sorry for the messed up terminology. I'm a software guy.

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that right angle bend in the metal that goes forward from the back part of the pedal? Is it solid, or does it have a hole through which a toe strap could fit? If it does, you installed it the way the manufacturer intended
oh ha! thanks, it has the hole, whew!

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I don't think it is possible to put pedals on backward since they are reverse-threaded
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