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Do toe clips exist to fit Wellgo pedals or should I swap pedals?

I would like to fit toe clips to my Carerra Kraken bike but they have Wellgo pedals that will not allow conventional toe clips to be fitted unless the pedals are swapped over (left for right, which means they will untighten).

The pedals look like B087 Flat Grippy Platform Cycle Bike Pedal Mountain Hybrid 9/16" Thread (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D8XCHLG/?coliid=I36BC4IJRO8K11&colid=3RF1L3IS5KV2L&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it). They have WK79 stamped on them, if that helps with identification.

Do you know if any clips will fit these pedals or should I get different pedals?

Stay safe and thank you!

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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Wait what ?

    Why would you have to swap your pedals over left to right ?

    I've not seen left handed toe clips yet.

    Something is odd here.

    Also I think you'd need to screw the pedals inside the cranks which might make pedalling tricky. Clips or not.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Ah after looking at your link is it something about the reflectors ?

    Don't they unclip or unscrew ?
  • racerexracerex Posts: 55
    Why in the world do you need toe clips? There are all kinds of straps available for those pedals that lock the foot in just as well.
  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,033
    It's probably the angle of the side of the pedal preventing this.

    My wife didn't like clipless or toe straps so she prefers Zefal toe cups. I got her these cheap pedals and they fit the tow cups perfectly.

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/wellgo-lu-950-alloy-flat-pedals/

    https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/zefal-toe-clip-christophe-without-strap-mtb/136844706/p

  • mikefollowsmikefollows Posts: 7
    racerex said:

    Why in the world do you need toe clips? There are all kinds of straps available for those pedals that lock the foot in just as well.

    This sounds interesting. This might do the strick. Could you link me to an example please. Surely, unless the strap is quite stiff and holds it shape, it might be tricky to get your foot out of the pedal quickly?
  • mikefollowsmikefollows Posts: 7

    It's probably the angle of the side of the pedal preventing this.

    My wife didn't like clipless or toe straps so she prefers Zefal toe cups. I got her these cheap pedals and they fit the tow cups perfectly.

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/wellgo-lu-950-alloy-flat-pedals/

    https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/zefal-toe-clip-christophe-without-strap-mtb/136844706/p

    Thank you for this suggestion. I will be using my MTB as a hybrid (i.e. not just off-road). Can you pull up on this pedal to get some power on the upstroke. I can see that straps would make this work but not sure if it would work with toe cups.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,183
    Toe cups are flexible so won't really help you. I used them when I first started riding and soon swapped over to SPD pedals and haven't looked back. Because they are SPD they are easier to walk in as most shoes have recesses for the cleat unlike SPD,SL or Look or similar road cleats. I tried straps and found them a pain for stop start comutte riding and the plastic cup type a pain to get into when moving off, SPD,s are a lot easier and safer IMHO.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,524
    If you want power on the upstroke then you need tight toe straps, which are hard to get out of in an emergency. If you want easy withdrawal then you need toe cups, but will lose the power on the upstroke.
    The answer is probably SPD, as suggested.
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  • mikefollowsmikefollows Posts: 7
    oxoman said:

    Toe cups are flexible so won't really help you. I used them when I first started riding and soon swapped over to SPD pedals and haven't looked back. Because they are SPD they are easier to walk in as most shoes have recesses for the cleat unlike SPD,SL or Look or similar road cleats. I tried straps and found them a pain for stop start comutte riding and the plastic cup type a pain to get into when moving off, SPD,s are a lot easier and safer IMHO.

    I take your point and if I get serious I will probably switch to the expense of SPD but at the moment, I want to be able to hop onto a bike with a variety of shoes - trainers, approach shoes. Besides, during the lockdown I'd prefer to avoid getting into buying a pair of cycling shoes. I've used toe straps on a road bike and loved them so am probably biased.
  • mikefollowsmikefollows Posts: 7
    I've attached some images of the front of my pedal. The second image shows how I would need to fit my old toe clips to the pedal. I would need really long bolts and it would not be secure/ safe. The third shows how the clips would go on 'backwards' (heel clips) but, even then, there isn't room for the bolts. Perhaps these pedals weren't designed to be fitted with toe clips? Straps as suggested by racerex might work. But it looks like new pedals and toe clips might be the way forward. I think I could only justify the cost of SPD and the associated shoes and cleats etc. if I start cycling regularly.


  • racerexracerex Posts: 55

    racerex said:

    Why in the world do you need toe clips? There are all kinds of straps available for those pedals that lock the foot in just as well.

    This sounds interesting. This might do the strick. Could you link me to an example please. Surely, unless the strap is quite stiff and holds it shape, it might be tricky to get your foot out of the pedal quickly?
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0247/9431/products/gates_kit_1.jpg?v=1574093909
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,183
    Those welgo,s and zefal toeclips look the same as I fitted to my old hybrid before I went to spd,s. The pedals are double sided, the last picture you show, the pedal with the clip looking like it's upside down. The second picture shows how it should be from the looks of it. Just need to fit slightly longer screws to allow the lock nuts to be used or thread locker if. the holes are tapped. I did have to trim slightly the plastic toeclips on some different pedals. From memory I'm pretty sure the toeclips are not handed either. Hope this helps.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • mikefollowsmikefollows Posts: 7
    Thank you all for taking the time to get back to me. Much appreciated.
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 1,980
    The threads are left and and right hand so that they do not unscrew. If you try screwing the left pedal into the right crank, or vice versa, you will be in a world of hurt because the threads will jam and you may never get them out.
  • mikefollowsmikefollows Posts: 7

    The threads are left and and right hand so that they do not unscrew. If you try screwing the left pedal into the right crank, or vice versa, you will be in a world of hurt because the threads will jam and you may never get them out.

    Thanks for the advice. I wouldn't have attempted this despite reading that someone claims to have done it to resolve the same dilemma I face. That's why I came on here, to get the views and advice of sensible people :smile:
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,621
    Although those pedals are flats and not really intended for use with toe clips you should be able to fit them with longer bolts and maybe a bit of trimming of the plastic.
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