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i almost every day scrape my pedals atleast 1 hard time. im adding some plastic thing under to not scratch the metal anymore. but how do i prevent this. my skill of turning now is so good that i make extremely sharp 180  turns on the spot and sometimes my pedals scrape... anything i can do to prevent this?

 

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Buy the V10 or use less speed. I don't think you can lean in any less if you want to go as sharp and as fast. I guess there are simply physical limits there. 

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16 minutes ago, UniVehje said:

Buy the V10 or use less speed. I don't think you can lean in any less if you want to go as sharp and as fast. I guess there are simply physical limits there. 

i know but i think still i would still scrape. so maybe im turning wrong?

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3 minutes ago, Shad0z said:

i know but i think still i would still scrape. so maybe im turning wrong?

Can you take a video of you turning and scraping? Maybe here are people who could suggest some improvements. 

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25 minutes ago, Charles McLean said:

The only thing you can do to prevent pedal scraping is drive your wheel like an old lady.  Where's the fun in that?  I scrape my pedals all the time while turning, especially during sharp, fast turns.  We just need the manufacturers to raise the height of the pedals!

i just need to polish the pedals and attach some plastic stuff

and then turn like crazy!

im currently practising doing a 360 without driving in any direction

(its haaaaard) 

 

 

 

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An easy effective way would be to cover the bottom of the pedals with a thin piece of stainless steel. Amazon has SS cookie sheets pretty cheap or steal your wife’s kitchen favorite. Trace out the pedals onto the sheet and use a pair of tin snipes to cut out the pattern. If you leave the plate a little wider on the outside edge of the pedal you can attached a piece of auto door edge guard so you don’t end up with a razor sharp edge as scrape the plate. Just replace the edge guard when it begins to wear out. As far as fastening the plate to the pedal bottom just use some good double faced tape. Also if you are good with tools you could hammer the edge of the stainless steel plate so it contours perfectly to your pedals. 

 

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I am getting used to pedal scraping now. My turns , esp at high speed, are so gradual, the pedal scraping lets me know when I'm done. :)

But, probably still not good. I've scraped off a fair bit of the pedals by now.

I think the best solution is to graduate into a higher pedal height EUC. Might be a good option for future EUC's, to have adjustable pedal heights.

 

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5 hours ago, Shad0z said:

the question is. Why metal? Wouldnt replaceable plastic skid plates be better?

Good point. You want something made to be scrapped off, something like wax, plastidip or those disks skaters use under their gloves to turn and break.

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I just realizrd no two pedals are alike so  instead of the cookie sheet I used the same silicone shert material I have covered my wheels with.  While I await for my V10F  to arrive tomorrow I fabricated some silicone covers for the Tesla pedads. 

I still need to test them on turns to make sure the pedals are not to grippy when contacting surfaces when performing turns. Here are some photos if the process.

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Silicone coming out of 390 degree oven

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Wrapping slicone around pedal that is raised 1” off table

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Silicone draped around pedal

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Silicone removed from pedal and waiting for final trim and finish

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Final trim and finish

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1 hour ago, Rehab1 said:

Removal and application of pedal covers. 

 

way to go rehab! that’s exactly what i was talkig about. 

so what do u think? after finding the acrylic mold video, i was thinking maybe acrylic would be better. 

this is something i would definitely buy. not so much for scraping while riding, just protection for laying it over.

i love the lab coat, btw. looks like nasa.

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i think the silicone cover looks nice. but i mean. its gonna get shreaded. in a few minutes compared to how much scraping is on the metal. i think the best choice would be some kind of plastic skid plates that glide so scraping is no problem

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2 hours ago, Rehab1 said:

Removal and application of pedal covers. 

 

the new 10z with those sharp edge e+ pedals could really use these. i like the wraparound the edge. plus the right angle on those pedals would make ur silicone pedal “slippers” adhere very well while protecting us from ankle bites.

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On 5/7/2018 at 10:35 PM, Shad0z said:

i almost every day scrape my pedals atleast 1 hard time. im adding some plastic thing under to not scratch the metal anymore. but how do i prevent this. my skill of turning now is so good that i make extremely sharp 180  turns on the spot and sometimes my pedals scrape... anything i can do to prevent this?

 

Put the weight at the curve-outside pedal and lean in with the upper torso - so the wheel stays more straight and the center of gravity is still inwards ?

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6 hours ago, Shad0z said:

i think the silicone cover looks nice. but i mean. its gonna get shreaded. in a few minutes compared to how much scraping is on the metal. i think the best choice would be some kind of plastic skid plates that glide so scraping is no problem

6 hours ago, novazeus said:

so what do u think? after finding the acrylic mold video, i was thinking maybe acrylic would be better. 

Novazeus the silicone rubber slips on nice and tight for protection  ....of your pedals.  :facepalm: Acrylic might be better but also more difficult to apply and remove. 

ShadOz the covers literally took 10 minute each to fabricate. This particular silicone does no rip or tear and is a challenge to grind with abrasive sanding belts. I still might add a thin 1/2” wide metal plate to the outside edge to act as a wear strip. With this type of rigid silicone you can easily rivet on such a plate. It might also be beneficial to have the metal strip contact the ground first in the event of pedal contact during a tight turn. 

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4 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

Novazeus the silicone rubber slips on nice and tight for protection  ....of your pedals.  :facepalm: Acrylic might be better but also more difficult to apply and remove. 

ShadOz the covers literally took 10 minute each to fabricate. This particular silicone does no rip or tear and is a challenge to grind with abrasive sanding belts. I still might add a thin 1/2” wide metal plate to the outside edge to act as a wear strip. With this type of rigid silicone you can easily rivet on such a plate. It might also be beneficial to have the metal strip contact the ground first in the event of pedal contact during a tight turn. 

where do i get the silicone sheets u used? like i said, rolling the silcone over the edge of the e+ pedals will be a big plus for those of us that mis-mount occaisionally.

good job. u make it look easy.

i need a lab coat.

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10 minutes ago, novazeus said:

where do i get the silicone sheets u used? like i said, rolling the silcone over the edge of the e+ pedals will be a big plus for those of us that mis-mount occaisionally.

good job. u make it look easy.

i need a lab coat.

It is called Duraflex. Here is the link to our supplier. I used 1/8” semi-transparent. You can probably make covers for 8-10 pedals with one sheet. 

http://www.guardmfg.com/products/prosthetics/plastics/duraflex.aspx

Let me know if you decide to go this route and I’ll give you some fabrication pointers. 

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23 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

It is called Duraflex. Here is the link to our supplier. I used 1/8” semi-transparent. You can probably make covers for 8-10 pedals with one sheet. 

http://www.guardmfg.com/products/prosthetics/plastics/duraflex.aspx

Let me know if you decide to go this route and I’ll give you some fabrication pointers. 

thanks. i’ll call tmrw and see what the prices are. a little scary because it’s medical grade i guess so the markup is probably high.

maybe @Duf will take a stab at making some with his 3d printer. nylon might be better for grinding. send a set to @Sidestreet Renyfor testing.

 

 

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