Nashbar Scratch Pedals

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Nashbar Scratch Pedals
These bike pedals are perfect for cruisin' around town, hittin' the greenway or just burning a few calories on the trainer while you catch up on your TV drama. They've got the modern advantages of sealed bearings and lighter, more durable materials, but they still have that classic vintage look, so they won't kill the theme of your old-school road bike.
  • Toe-clip compatible
  • Hand polished aluminum body
  • Anodized aluminum cage
  • CNC-machined chromoly spindle for durability
  • LSL bushing and sealed bearing deliver smooth operation
  • 8mm hex fitting for installation to help prevent over-tightening
  • Platform area: 60mm x 60mm
Nashbar Scratch Pedals
  • COMPATIBILITY
  • MATERIAL Aluminum, steel
  • WEIGHT 228g
  • BOLT PATTERN N/A
  • SHOE COMPATIBILITY Toe-clip compatible
  • FLOAT N/A
  • ADJUSTMENTS N/A
  • Rating 3.5

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Nashbar Scratch Pedals
 
3.3

(based on 24 reviews)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Durable (6)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (9)
  • Road biking (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (15), Commuter (5), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (12), Comfort oriented (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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4.0

Decent pedal

By Nick G

from Austin, TX

About Me Commuter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

    Only complaint is that the toe strap only is secured on one side of the pedal. My shoes often twist the unsecured side and I have to try to fix it in motion.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Small but have advantages

    By Abe

    from Carmel, Indiana

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good With Toe Clips
    • Lightweight
    • Not Too Tight

    Cons

    • Small

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

    Look closely at pictures - these clips offer very good clearance between the inside of your feet and the cranks, which is just what I needed. They install easily - use a hex key and insert through the opening in the opposite side of each crank arm and tighten, and it's as easy as pie. One reviewer noted that leather straps on insides tend to slip out of the inner tang - sadly that is true. I think it's because of the increased clearance from the platform and that inner tang and the crank arms themselves.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Better than some reviewers think

    By Abe

    from Carmel Indiana

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good Looking
    • Lightweight
    • Well-spaced

    Cons

    • Mediocre Fit And Finish
    • Tight

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

    Some reviewers don't necessarily know how these mount properly. You do not use a pedal wrench, and you do not need a pipe wrench to remove, as one person lamented. You insert a hex key at the inner end of the axle (first sticking it through opening in the crank) and easily tighten or loosen the pedal itself. Also, people have complained that these literally come apart in time - I haven't had them long enough to suffer that indignity, but there is a separate hex key adjustment where you can tighten the fit! Lastly, someone complained that the toe clip strap can come out from the tang - that is true of lots of old school pedals, frankly; these pedals my be slightly more prone to the issue because the pedal design keeps the entire platform further away from the cranks (it's often the cranks that help keep the straps in place, intentionally or not). But the great advantage of these pedals is that the platform is indeed about 1/2 inch farther from the crank, so that while pedaling the inside of your shoe does not rub the crank! A major advantage. Fit and finish are not great on these pedals if you look closely so ... don't look closely.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    Lightweight, not meant for high miles, serious road cycling

    By Cyclist for Life

    from Woodstock, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Minimalistic

    Cons

    • Lightweight Construction
    • Small Platform Area
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Running Errands

    Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

    I am a bike commuter. I occasionally go for long rides with hill climbing, requiring me to stand on the pedals. I weigh about 210#. My bike is a steel framed road bike. After three months, 1,100 miles of use of these pedals, the left pedal was making a ratcheting noise and then slipped off of the spindle. Seems to be a recurring issue.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent road pedals, a bargan

    By joe

    from florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

      Nowadays, bike salesmen insist push clipless pedals on the consumer, but some of us like to actually use our bicycle as something other than an overpriced workout machine. EVEN WHEN I DID USE MY BIKE SOLELY FOR A DAILY WORKOUT, I STILL RODE IT TO THE POOL AND TO THE RUNNING TRACK...this is a well made, inexpensive and very light weight, sealed (Magnesium?) pedal and I can wear my running shoes when I take a ride to the grocery store. The reasoning behind needing to wear $150 shoes that don't fit and a $200 pedal better isn't a sales commission I will ever see.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      GOOD LIGHTWEIGHT PEDALS AT A LOW PRICE

      By Living The Dream

      from Colorado

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

        needed some pedals for my trainer and for my wife's bike. these fit the bill. they are specific to a side. one side is flat and the other side is for straps. so that is a bit of a hassle. but they are lightweight and bearings appear to be good.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Light pedals at a great price

        By Mountain Moose

        from San Diego

        About Me Avid Cyclist

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

          Bearings are very smooth, lightweight, seem durable so far. Work great with old school toe clips and straps

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Fell apart after 6 months

          By bikeybikeroo

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Construction
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

              Barely made it through one winter. Started making a clicking noise that gradually became worse then fell right off the shaft. Bearings and everything went everywhere and there was no way to repair them at all.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Nice pedals

              By captree

              from Virginia

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

                  Light and just the look I was going for. More comfortable than I thought they would be.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Comfort Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Hard to remove once on

                  By Steph

                  from Kansas City, MO

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nashbar Scratch Pedals:

                      Product is extremely hard to remove as there are no grips for the pedal wrench. Looks great- and functional-but almost a permanent fixture. Had to use a plumbing wrench to get them off once on.

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                      • No

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