Domed dust cap
i bought the domed aluminium dust caps to replace the worn caps on my MKS Sylvan track pedals with toeclips used on a fixed gear everyday commuter bike.
Very pleased with them. Being made out of solid aluminium and not just chromed plastic, these caps are tough and very hardwearing.
They will happily survive years of abuse, including the occasional pedal strike and more than a few crashes.
Still, i only replaced them a couple of times for aesthetic reasons (they had so many battle scars) not because they failed. I really like the low price and excellent availability of these caps. Replacing them sort of 'refreshes' your MKS pedals for only a very small charge. which cannot be said about some the ridiculous expensive and impossible to get replacement parts of some other brands (Cinelli!!).
Apparently these also fit the Campagnolo rattrap type pedals that MKS copied for their Sylvan series.
Perhaps the only downside to these caps is the proprietary tool that is required to install/uninstall them properly. This little wrench is kind of hard to find (not offered on Wiggle for example) and since it's a strictly single purpose tool which you will probably use ever so often, it's not a great deal. But of course the same can be said of a lot of wacky bike tools. BTW: MKS does not include this wrench with new pairs of pedals nowadays, right? (or do they? i didn't get one...).
Also, make sure to tighten them up properly, or perhaps use some locktite: i lost one of the original caps on my pedals when it unscrewed itself.
29 oktober 2014