I just purchased a set of Streams and had the same experience as with with two other styles of MKS pedals I've purchased from other vendors. The Good: The are of rock-solid construction and they look equisitely retro-elegant on my Fuji Touring. The Bad: If you get a set of MKS pedals with serviceable bearings, plan on spending an evening rebuilding them out of the box. They come with the bearings adjusted too tight and with hardly any grease in them. If you get them from a bicycle shop, don't leave the store without insisting they be inspected before paying for them. Once they're properly lubed and adjusted, they're terrific. It's a shame that a company which makes such good products falls down on the job when it comes to assembling them.
Summed up: Buy them, you'll like them, but inspect/service them before using them.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Works with all shoes, Nice looking
Works for: Commuting
September 01, 2010
reviewed by: A Guest
Good pedal for city riding - top and bottom are symmetrical so you don't have to pay attention to what side you step on when you have to go go go at a green light. Platforms are not huge, but large enough - these slightly smaller platforms are more attractive to my eyes than the wider ones. Good grip on normal shoes.
You can screw on toe clips and, with a little work, thread the straps through these pedals, so on longer rides they could work with toe clips if needed. These pedals are not super light, but they are just as light as the cheapo plastic/aluminum pedals that came on my Raleigh Sport and way sturdier (I trashed those in under 2 months). And they spin better.
These pedals are a little abrasive if you accidentally hit your shin or calf against them - when walking the bike they have given me a few little scrapes - but not a problem if you are careful. And they look beautiful with the black and silver.