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Aerolite pedals(3 posts)

Aerolite pedalsbjarne
Dec 9, 2003 12:14 AM
Anyone tried these very light pedals????
re: Aerolite pedalsJuanmoretime
Dec 9, 2003 4:04 AM
I have a friend that rides them and loves them. You better have good knee's and have your cleat aligned perfect since they do not have any float.
Vile, hideous and apalling all come to mind...satanas
Dec 14, 2003 9:55 AM
I still have some in a box somewhere and a new set my LBS was going to throw out which I kept as a collector's item.

They are very light and have plenty of clearance but are very hard to enter (and the round pedal is very slippery underfoot when you fail to get in on the first attempt), the cleats *CANNOT* be walked on AT ALL without damaging them - after which the shoe is prone to slowly move laterally (to fix this you need to unclip and re-engage, very annoying on long climbs), you cannot ride the bike without cleated shoes without endangering your life, etc, etc.

There is meant to be no float, positioning the cleats accurately is difficult and the mounting screws are delicate and commonly break, after which there is *lots* of float!

I used these in PBP in 1987 and removed them from the bike immediately afterwards due to all sorts of dramas which cost me both time and aggro. IMO, best avoided at all costs!