SPD Pedal reflectors



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Paul Boyd

Guest
Well, I don't know what happened to my earlier post, but if you do see
this twice, I apologise.

The subject of pedal reflectors for SPDs has come up occasionally. I've
just bought some M647 pedals for my mountain bike, and they came with
totally impractical (for that bike) pedal reflectors that clip on where
the cleat goes. They do fit the pedals on my other bike though -
http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/ebaypics/spd_reflector.jpg They're just
heavy enough to bring the pedal right-side up.

The Shimano part number is SM-PD60, for which you get a left/right pair.
I would assume they are available as spares because they look a bit
vulnerable if you were to use them off-road.

Hope this is useful to someone!

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Paul Boyd
http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/
 
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Zog The Undeniable

Guest
Paul Boyd wrote:
> Well, I don't know what happened to my earlier post, but if you do see
> this twice, I apologise.
>
> The subject of pedal reflectors for SPDs has come up occasionally. I've
> just bought some M647 pedals for my mountain bike, and they came with
> totally impractical (for that bike) pedal reflectors that clip on where
> the cleat goes. They do fit the pedals on my other bike though -
> http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/ebaypics/spd_reflector.jpg They're just
> heavy enough to bring the pedal right-side up.
>
> The Shimano part number is SM-PD60, for which you get a left/right pair.
> I would assume they are available as spares because they look a bit
> vulnerable if you were to use them off-road.
>
> Hope this is useful to someone!
>

I bought some black SPDs with platform/reflector clip-ins already fitted
to one side - the guy in the LBS said they are supplied like that with
new Kona MTBs, but he is often asked to swap them out for something
different and sold them to me for a knockdown price. I could look for
the Shimano part number if you like, but they're much bigger, and
possibly more robust, than the ones in your photo.
 
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Paul Boyd

Guest
On 29/12/2007 22:11, Zog The Undeniable said,

> I bought some black SPDs with platform/reflector clip-ins already fitted
> to one side - the guy in the LBS said they are supplied like that with
> new Kona MTBs, but he is often asked to swap them out for something
> different and sold them to me for a knockdown price. I could look for
> the Shimano part number if you like, but they're much bigger, and
> possibly more robust, than the ones in your photo.


I actually quite like the little ones for my road bike, but the fact
that these delicate little things come with mountain bike pedals is
quite bizarre! I've only got to take one look at the amount of metal
gouged out of the pedals from rock strikes to take a guess at their
lifespan :)

--
Paul Boyd
http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/
 
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Rob Morley

Guest
In article <[email protected]>, Paul Boyd
[email protected]lid says...

> I actually quite like the little ones for my road bike, but the fact
> that these delicate little things come with mountain bike pedals is
> quite bizarre! I've only got to take one look at the amount of metal
> gouged out of the pedals from rock strikes to take a guess at their
> lifespan :)
>

Pop them out when you're off-road? You only need them on road at night,
after all.
 
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M-gineering

Guest
Paul Boyd wrote:
> On 29/12/2007 22:11, Zog The Undeniable said,
>
>> I bought some black SPDs with platform/reflector clip-ins already
>> fitted to one side - the guy in the LBS said they are supplied like
>> that with new Kona MTBs, but he is often asked to swap them out for
>> something different and sold them to me for a knockdown price. I
>> could look for the Shimano part number if you like, but they're much
>> bigger, and possibly more robust, than the ones in your photo.

>
> I actually quite like the little ones for my road bike, but the fact
> that these delicate little things come with mountain bike pedals is
> quite bizarre! I've only got to take one look at the amount of metal
> gouged out of the pedals from rock strikes to take a guess at their
> lifespan :)
>


They are only designed to make the bike legal to sell in markets where
pedalreflectors are obligatory

--
/Marten

info(apestaartje)m-gineering(punt)nl
 
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Paul Boyd

Guest
On 30/12/2007 01:28, Rob Morley said,

> Pop them out when you're off-road? You only need them on road at night,
> after all.


The difficulty I had in fitting them suggests that they aren't designed
to be popped on and off :) They don't clip in in exactly the same way
as a cleat - you have to lever the jaw open with the tension set to its
slackest. Even that is not the easiest thing to do because the
reflector quite effectively blocks any access to get a screwdriver in to
use as a lever! It would actually be easier if they did come in and out
in the same way as a cleat - they could be then pressed in with a foot
and twisted out by hand.

They do make my road bike totally legal though! As a driver, pedal
reflectors are very noticeable, and I was mildly anxious about not
having any.

--
Paul Boyd
http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/
 
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M-gineering

Guest
Paul Boyd wrote:
> On 30/12/2007 01:28, Rob Morley said,
>
>> Pop them out when you're off-road? You only need them on road at
>> night, after all.

>
> The difficulty I had in fitting them suggests that they aren't designed
> to be popped on and off :)


correct

> They don't clip in in exactly the same way
> as a cleat - you have to lever the jaw open with the tension set to its
> slackest. Even that is not the easiest thing to do because the
> reflector quite effectively blocks any access to get a screwdriver in to
> use as a lever! It would actually be easier if they did come in and out
> in the same way as a cleat - they could be then pressed in with a foot
> and twisted out by hand.
>


You'd loose them though, the first time you twist your foot!

> They do make my road bike totally legal though! As a driver, pedal
> reflectors are very noticeable, and I was mildly anxious about not
> having any.
>



--
/Marten

info(apestaartje)m-gineering(punt)nl
 
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Rob Morley

Guest
In article <[email protected]>, M-gineering
[email protected] says...
> Paul Boyd wrote:
> > On 30/12/2007 01:28, Rob Morley said,
> >
> >> Pop them out when you're off-road? You only need them on road at
> >> night, after all.

> >
> > The difficulty I had in fitting them suggests that they aren't designed
> > to be popped on and off :)

>
> correct
>
> > They don't clip in in exactly the same way
> > as a cleat - you have to lever the jaw open with the tension set to its
> > slackest. Even that is not the easiest thing to do because the
> > reflector quite effectively blocks any access to get a screwdriver in to
> > use as a lever! It would actually be easier if they did come in and out
> > in the same way as a cleat - they could be then pressed in with a foot
> > and twisted out by hand.
> >

>
> You'd loose them though, the first time you twist your foot!
>

Velcro? :)
 
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Nigel Cliffe

Guest
Paul Boyd wrote:
> On 30/12/2007 01:28, Rob Morley said,
>
> They do make my road bike totally legal though! As a driver, pedal
> reflectors are very noticeable, and I was mildly anxious about not
> having any.


Whilst not complying with the (arguably stupid) law, reflective material on
shoes or around ankles achieves comparable visibility.

Most cycling shoes have reflective material in them for the rear.




--
Nigel Cliffe,
Webmaster at http://www.2mm.org.uk/
 
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Zog The Undeniable

Guest
Nigel Cliffe wrote:
> Paul Boyd wrote:
>> On 30/12/2007 01:28, Rob Morley said,
>>
>> They do make my road bike totally legal though! As a driver, pedal
>> reflectors are very noticeable, and I was mildly anxious about not
>> having any.

>
> Whilst not complying with the (arguably stupid) law, reflective material on
> shoes or around ankles achieves comparable visibility.
>
> Most cycling shoes have reflective material in them for the rear.
>
>
>
>

Oddly, my 1993-vintage Sidi Dominators do, but my later Dominator 2s don't.