Saturday, August 27, 2011

A hack saw, a Dremel and a set of files.



So i got a set of the M985 Trail pedals (185g) and got to work....



It was a little nerve wracking at times...ripping up a brand new set of expensive pedals will do that i guess, but i only slipped with the file a couple of times and pedals get bashed up pretty quickly, so no matter.

Once the cage was cut down and most of the residual teeth filed down (i left a couple to aid flipping during engagement) the weight was 165g - not that i'm counting, but the Race pedals are only 155g...and these have *way* more surface area...



They are going to rock...



Anyone need some M970 xtr pedals going cheap? :-)~

Then i finished off the guide...



This required more cutting, filing, sanding and a little material removed from the outer/lower edge of the plastic bit of the guide cage...this gives me the clearance i need between the crank arm inner surface and the guide. Sweet.


8 comments:

muddytrail said...

I could do with some pedals!!

66splitty said...

Jon

Would you be willing to e mail me to answer a couple of questions for me on the Jones/ Vertigo conundrum
robertangell1@gmail.com

Rob

onereallynicespeed said...

nice work with the pedals man!

Nick said...

It's 1992 all over again!

Paul Masson said...

I did this to my new xtr m985's as well, much nicer underfoot than my eggbeaters and much faster to clip into for cx stuff.

brett said...

Still happy with the modded pedals?

dRjON said...

gah! sorry brett! hadnt seen this til now. yep...i love them and am about to do another set...it doesnt take long but its well worth it...

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