These showed up to my work on Friday courtesy of the dudes at Fyxation. Really been on the hunt for some new pedals so when I saw these I was pretty stoked. Mesa 61s are similar to BMX pedals…which is what I was looking at before…but look made more around fixed/street riding. They have a bit more room for straps and removable pins so you can set them up how you want. Bearings are smooth. Pins are grippy. Was also nice that I could toss these on with a crescent rather than a pedal wrench. Been through a couple days at work and a couple days of filming on them so far and they’re dope. More after I ride them a bit longerrr.
I haven’t done a post like this since I made my hip pouch a couple years back so I though it was about time to do another little something.
For most of you the pegs on your pedals probably aren’t an issue you have to deal with. Since I don’t roll with foot retention the pegs that come on my pedals are pretty important for setting up for and keeping my with me during tricks. I find my pedals getting pretty slippery from grinds and general wear pretty often, especially since going pegless again. If you’re running FRS your strap side of your pedals should be pretty fresh as far as this goes. However, there are a few people who run one strap or are looking for a little extra grip at the pedal. I decided to see what I could do with my pedals before scrapping them and below is what I came up with (click through for the rundown and some flicks).
Problem: Pedals are super slippery.
Oh wow! There’s some seriously good deals to be had at the SF Bike Expo from Eighthinch for sure! Like holy sheeet I might have to grab some of this stuff too! $50 splined cranks? 48 hole V1 Julians for just $10?! Some polo mallet deals and a ton of other stuff in there too! Hmmm. Might have to open up myself a little garage bike shop haha.
If you’re looking for a pedal and strap combo you can save a few dollars by grabbing the Eighthinch Holdfast straps and some street pedals together. You can take that $15 bucks and get some grub or something.
Ive been pondering getting some track style pedals for the Bianchi and I just came across these on the All-City blog. The Wallner looks like a solid pedal that fits double straps. Digging the silver and the gold ones! Fun fact…these are named after Wayne, the owner of Breakaway Courier…pretty neat haha.
The dudes at Eighthinch just got in a rather large shipment of some fresh parts and updated their website a bit to match. A few of these things I havent even seen yet! Toe clips, straps, grips, pedals, mid BBs, 48 spline spiders and a few other pieces. The spiders came out looking real good. Mill about the products page and peep below to see some of whats new. Since these just arrived they’ll be hitting the Eighthinch web store soon so keep ’em peeled.
Ive been rolling around on these since interbike and im loving them! With my bike being my mode of transportation i wear a wide variety of shoes depending on where im headed. Hell, i wear a bunch of shoes because i like shoes. Ha. Anyway, these little guys grip anything and everything. The bearings spin smooth. They fit my feet well. And theyre…translucent green! Well i dig that anyway. Be on the lookout for these and a whole slew of other parts to hit the market from the dudes at Eighthinch.
14 Bike Co. just got these in. I dont think ive ever seen these before…would look good on some vintage builds.
In the very saturated area of straps here is another company. Pick a pair up at dualismstraps.bigcartel.com
Just saw this stuff over at Prolls…looks like some decent fixed style products from Shadow Con.