Last year, after using the MKS MT-E pedals that came stock with my bike, I decided to order new pedals for my Tikit. They specifically had to be quick release, because that’s easier to pack, and reduces the bike’s width when stored indoors. They also had to be flat, wide, and grippy.
After much consideration, I ended up purchasing MKS Lambda Ezy Superior pedals, ordered from Japan through my LBS.
They’re different from the MT-E because they’re much bigger and heavier, for one thing, and they’re also flat while the MT-E has a curve on one side. The quick release mechanism is different too. On the MT-E, all it requires is a pushing the release against the adapter once you remove the yellow plastic stopper. On MKS Superior pedal models, there’s no stopper — you have to twist the adapter to align a certain way and then you can push it to release.
I figured, I might as well get the same pedals for my Brompton. The poor Brommie’s original pedals were already worn and the right one was bent after a fall.
After months and months of waiting after they were ordered, and weekly nagging to the LBS on my part, the new Lambdas finally arrived in Singapore! (Cue artsy-fartsy photo of said pedals on office workdesk. LOL.)
I originally planned to change the pedals out on my own. After all, an big adjustable wrench isn’t that hard to find to unscrew that big nut on the Brommie’s folding pedal. The only possible problem would be that the screw was too tight for me to unscrew — but then, I could always ask for help on that part.
…I was too excited to wait though! I had to fly back to Manila for a quick trip before I could ask to borrow someone’s wrench. I asked my friend Paul for help and he ended up doing the whole thing for me! Thanks Paul!