Where can I find replaceable pedal pins?

One Muni ride on my new Kona Jacksh*t pedals, and I already lost a pin. Not
sure if I stripped the thread or it just fell out. Anybody know where I can
buy these online? I searched for a while but found nothing. None of the bike
shops in NYC seem to have them. These are the pins that need an Allen wrench
and they screw in from the outside.

The Kona pedals are great by the way. Big improvement over the Odyssey
Twisted Pro.

Joe

Sounds like your Kona pedals use standard metric set screws. Find a good hardware store that carries metric hardware. Most pedals that use set screws use either M3 or M4 size. If you can’t find any that are short enough then get ones that are too long and file them down.

To tighten the screws I use pliers. Ignore the fact that they have a socet head. You can’t get them tight enough using a small hex key. Use pliers and get them good and tight and they won’t fall out on you.

john_childs

Joe – I have a set of Konas, not sure what model at this point, but they came with extra pins. I’m sure we can try them out at a Unatics meeting, or I can throw a couple into an envelope and mail them to you.

Use the dealer locator at
www.konaworld.com/kw_index.cfm
and find the closest dealer if you want to replace with Kona parts.
If not take a pin out and bring it to your local hardware store.
How do you like the pedals, I was thinking of purchasing a pair.
:slight_smile:

Re: Where can I find replaceable pedal pins?

Plus, you can use lock-tite!

—Nathan

“john_childs” <john_childs.7jrca@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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>
> Sounds like your Kona pedals use standard metric set screws. Find a
> good hardware store that carries metric hardware. Most pedals that use
> set screws use either M3 or M4 size. If you can’t find any that are
> short enough then get ones that are too long and file them down.
>
> To tighten the screws I use pliers. Ignore the fact that they have a
> socet head. You can’t get them tight enough using a small hex key. Use
> pliers and get them good and tight and they won’t fall out on you.
>
> john_childs

Thanks for all the useful advice. Dave - I’ll see what I can find at the hardware store 1st. If I can’t find anything I’ll let you know.

The pedals are a MAJOR improvement over the Twisted Pro’s. They have a bigger surface area and the pins are very grabby. I also just got 661 (Dually) boots (as many have recommended), and the combination is amazing. Now it feels like my leg is attached to the unicycle. It does take getting used to because to adjust, you cannot slide your foot - you have to lift it clean off the pedal. A decent muni pedal makes a big difference.

I dont have Konas, but i do have pedals with set screws, and I can get then very tight with the 2.5mm allen “L” wrench that I use, which reminds me i sould check how tight they are after a couple weeks of riding.

Max Dingemans