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Flat pedals pin removal

rubezrubez Posts: 323
edited April 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Is it OK and go remove these pins sticking out the pedals?

I assume they are for some shoe grip thing, which I won't be using. See here:

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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Good one.
  • bigmitch41bigmitch41 Posts: 684
    Go for it :wink:
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  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,309
    Then post the photos...
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  • BigAlBigAl Posts: 3,122
    The first true thing you've said - as everyone knows trolls don't wear shoes.

    BTW - can I have the spare pins?
  • jfry94jfry94 Posts: 392
    larkim wrote:
    Then post the photos...

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  • rubezrubez Posts: 323
    What is the purpose in these pins? Since they actually have threads on them...
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,751
    No purpose at all. They are just little bolts screwed in to give the pedals an attractive look.
    Take them all out and send them to BigAl.
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    rubez wrote:
    What is the purpose in these pins? Since they actually have threads on them...

    Since you're actually this stupid. They have threads on so they can be screwed in, then unscrewed to replace once worn down, or to move into a better pattern to fit your soles, or if you're not happy with the tattooed pattern it is making on your shins. Still better than slipping off through not having them and getting hurt worse elsewhere.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    They are a variable ventilation system to stop you getting sweaty feet.
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  • They are there to stop your flip flops slipping , I would keep them .
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    You can get a consultant to put special inserts in your foot so you can screw yourself onto the pedal with them.

    OK joking aside, flat smooth metal is very slippery, without the pins your feet will slip off the pedals, that hurts, or hurts a lot, or really really hurts depending on what happens, it is rarely painless!
  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    What he said ^

    mount them onto your shoes, then screw your shoes onto the pedals.. It's like an ultimate SPD
  • raldatraldat Posts: 242
    You are slipping Rubez. Your trolls have been brilliant and an fantastic read but this one is marginal. Sharpen up old boy, I need a good laugh...
  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    raldat wrote:
    You are slipping Rubez. Your trolls have been brilliant and an fantastic read but this one is marginal. Sharpen up old boy, I need a good laugh...
    Indeed,good, but not as good as usual
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