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MKS Ezy removable pedals
« on: 27 March, 2020, 06:31:28 pm »
I’ve just swapped out these, with the older collar design...

... for these, with a newer design that is twist-release and doesn’t require the yellow safety ring:

Do any of you use any of the EZYs with the latter? They are certainly slicker to take on and off, but thinking about how they work, the direction of pedal travel relative to the crank, and the fact that the inside of one’s sole could temporarily rest on the collar, is it not the case that one pedal will be at risk of unintended departure? On a different note, it was annoying to be unable to find anywhere selling pairs with just one removable pedal, as was the case with the plastic ones. The reason for the upgrade is that one of the original pair is slightly wonky - surprisingly, it’s the normal non-removable one.

Thinking about it, I quite liked the safety ring. Simple and effective.

Re: MKS Ezy removable pedals
« Reply #1 on: 30 March, 2020, 04:02:32 am »
I use the EZ superior with the urban.
The collar has to be pulled AND twisted, so I feel safe.

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Re: MKS Ezy removable pedals
« Reply #2 on: 23 July, 2021, 09:33:44 pm »
Prompted by Wowbagger’s pedal thread, I am having problems with the Ezy Superior adapter on the drive side (the only one I remove).

I noticed a week or two ago that I was having difficulty getting the barrel, the part that slides and twists, to go in close enough to the crank to allow easy detachment. Looking at the adapter, I could see a short length of swarf protuding. At first I thought it was a piece of screw thread from the crank, but it turned out to be from the inside of the adapter. As I didn’t have time to faff, I bent it until it broke off and carried on. Now, several commutes later, I can feel the problem recurring, and again there is a small piece of wire-like swarf causing the problem.

That can’t be good. I haven’t taken it off for a closer look yet, but I wonder if a grub screw has unscrewed a little and is gouging a piece out of the inside of the barrel. But that’s a bit odd, as the barrel surely stays still, moves with the crank, while the pedal moves within it.

I see a spare pair of adapters for the Superior models 1) costs nearly as much as the pedals cost in the first place, complete with adapters and 2) is not available in the UK.

Re: MKS Ezy removable pedals
« Reply #3 on: 23 July, 2021, 10:01:33 pm »
There is an MKS video showing how to disassemble and clean the adapters: There are ball bearings that I guess could start to break up, and a spring that could also break.

Re: MKS Ezy removable pedals
« Reply #4 on: 23 July, 2021, 10:32:33 pm »
Thanks Philip, that’s really useful. I’ll have a proper look at it over the weekend  :thumbsup: