Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

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Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by ptrendy » March 10th, 2019, 7:11 pm

Anyone changed the pedals on the bikeerg to some compatible with cycling shoes?

Any recommendations on both?

Don’t have a bike that I use outside so this would just be for the erg...

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by chipman » March 27th, 2019, 11:27 am

Ordering a pair of $10 strapless toe clips on Amazon would be good. I use clipless pedals and my cycling shoes but am ready to ditch them. Too much trouble having to get ready to ride. The strapless clips allow you to place your feet consistently on the pedals in the same position. besides, the old theory of pull up on the pedals has been debunked, and for something like a stationary bike really not of much use. My opinion only.

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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by VivaTerlingua » April 12th, 2019, 4:35 pm

chipman wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 11:27 am
Ordering a pair of $10 strapless toe clips on Amazon would be good. I use clipless pedals and my cycling shoes but am ready to ditch them. Too much trouble having to get ready to ride. The strapless clips allow you to place your feet consistently on the pedals in the same position. besides, the old theory of pull up on the pedals has been debunked, and for something like a stationary bike really not of much use. My opinion only.
I believe these are what chipman is referring to, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002N ... UTF8&psc=1. I'v got them on my Bikeerg and love them.

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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by EV_Simon » April 13th, 2019, 12:54 pm

VivaTerlingua wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 4:35 pm
chipman wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 11:27 am
Ordering a pair of $10 strapless toe clips on Amazon would be good. I use clipless pedals and my cycling shoes but am ready to ditch them. Too much trouble having to get ready to ride. The strapless clips allow you to place your feet consistently on the pedals in the same position. besides, the old theory of pull up on the pedals has been debunked, and for something like a stationary bike really not of much use. My opinion only.
I believe these are what chipman is referring to, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002N ... UTF8&psc=1. I'v got them on my Bikeerg and love them.
Ordered the same things and fitted them to my erg when I set it up this week, work really well and don't need to worry about different foot ware at this stage.

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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by rowbike » April 23rd, 2019, 4:08 pm

I would recommend clipless SPD type pedals over clips or toe straps since you will be able to get 360 degree engagement in your pedaling rather than just on the down stroke.

While not the same bike, I replaced the pedals on my spin bike with the Shimano A520. If you have cycling shoes with cleats, these are great for indoor use since they are only one sided and have a platform that the sole of the shoe can rest against, rather than just the cleat. Much more comfortable than typical SPD pedals. That bike did come with toe straps and I can say that the clipless pedals give me a significantly better workout, in part due to the cycling shoes plus pedals have no give or cushion to absorb effort.

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-PD-A520- ... 2-fkmrnull

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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by johnlvs2run » July 25th, 2019, 7:58 pm

I use home made diy wood pieces on old touring bike pedals with bathtub grip tape wrapped around on my bicycle wind trainer setup to ride barefoot, and could feasibly do the same thing on the Bikeerg. I had intermittently changed to an old pair of clipon cycling cleats and pedals for some time trials, then changed back to barefoot riding and found it to be just as fast. The only difference is that occasionally my feet would come off the pedals, but it wasn't a common event and not a big deal.
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bikeerg: 4k 82.1 / 30' 87.0 . . . my training log

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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by RR » September 14th, 2019, 11:30 am

Intend doing this and have ordered Shimano double-sided pedals so I can clip in while my wife prefers the flat pedals.
First observations is that the saddle is comfy.
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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by RR » September 24th, 2019, 9:04 am

Put double sided Shimano pedals on the BikeErg and find the difference is noticeable.
No shoes slipping because of being clipped in.
Other side of pedals flat for use by MrsRR.
Also fitted a bottle cage onto handlebar stem using snap ties
So far so good.
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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by chipman » September 24th, 2019, 10:52 am

With proper pedaling form, you should be able to use flat pedals without any lose of power or sliding around.

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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by johnlvs2run » September 24th, 2019, 2:06 pm

I got a BE in August, have replaced the seat and handlebar, but the pedals are fine.
I'm using a pair of old road racing shoes with thin hard soles and, including sprints, they don't slip at all.
The pedals have little nubs that help to keep the shoes in position. Plus, clips don't guarantee not losing the pedals.
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skierg: 100m 87.4 / 500m 86.2 / 1k 85.9 / 2k 89.4 / 5k 87.6 / 30' 89.6 / 10k 89.4 / 60' 92.0 / 21k 93.6
bikeerg: 4k 82.1 / 30' 87.0 . . . my training log

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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by RR » September 25th, 2019, 8:25 am

Hearing what you say, but just gives a bit more security.
Armstrong in a different league and I certainly won’t be doing anything that fast.
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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by Citroen » September 25th, 2019, 12:56 pm

RR wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 8:25 am
Armstrong was cheating in a different league and I certainly won’t be doing anything that fast (without doping).
FTFY, you're welcome.

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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by RR » September 26th, 2019, 3:21 am

:lol:
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Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

Post by RR » September 26th, 2019, 3:23 am

Some of the old names keep crawling alonghere.
Bonjour Dougie🤣🇫🇷
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