I am a big fan of clipless pedals. Clipless pedals freak many people out, but now that I have ridden with them for over 20 years I freak out when I ride a bike that does not have them. I love the feeling of being locked in and with just a twist of the foot I am out. This is not to say that I don't have a brain freeze and fall down every once in a while, but fortunately it is every great once in a while.
If you have ever spent any time in a bike store or on a bike web site, you know there are all sorts of pedals and some give you multiple options. For example, Shimano sells the following pedal, which gives you clipless option on one side and a platform option on the other. And what a name, the PDM324! You have to give it to these companies in terms of coming up with arcane names that mean nothing to consumers.
But what if you have clipless pedals that do not have a platform option and you want one? Well, reader Adam contacted us and clued us in to a cool hack that he came up with and is posted on instructables. On one side you have your standard clipless option . . .
I would just hate to miss my pedal and have the crank spin around and have that aluminum slam into my shin though. Thinking about this reminded me of what my shin looked like after I tangled with my skateboard a few years back.
Yeah, that wasn't so fun. Anyway, Adam does a great job of documenting his hack over on the instructables site so check it out . . . but if you pursue this option be careful about spinning those pedals =)