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Should pedals be mandatory?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Racing roadkill, 14 Nov 2017.

  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
  2. No

    18 vote(s)
  3. Get ye behind me Satan.

    4 vote(s)
  4. Get Thee behind me Simon

    2 vote(s)
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    We need to end this scourge, of pedal less conveyances.
    CyclePikel, Oldbloke and Markymark like this.
  2. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    SpokeyDokey and Markymark like this.
  3. No, where will it end? Next it'll be top hats.
  4. NickNick

    NickNick Well-Known Member

    No, they should banned.
  5. RealLeeHimself

    RealLeeHimself Just keep peddling, just keep peddling...

    Next you’ll be saying I need to lose my monocle... :stop:
  6. burntoutbanger

    burntoutbanger Well-Known Member

    My 3 year old daughter would have killed you if you'd taken her balance bike from her.
  7. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    A minimum of one pedal should be required.

    There is a man with one leg who cycles in our city. No pedals and he'd struggle. Two pedals would be superfluous.
  8. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    With those feet he could have the tiniest, weeniest pedals ever
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  9. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Staff Member

    I often use pedals myself but am anti compulsion.:whistle:
  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    I blame the leftist brexiteers.
  11. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    I only use pedals because it stops my wife worrying about me when I'm out on my bike.
  12. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    Its them there wheels Im sick of, fashionistas.
  13. QFour

    QFour Regular

    I suppose you first have to come up with a definition of what you want to make attaching pedals to mandatory. You will then have to decide what function they will play and wether they can just be attached for decoration or have to have some function. Can they be operated by hand or will it be mandatory to operate them by feet only. If it is mandatory to use feet will persons only possessing one leg be able to use them. Then it will have to be debated and modified and after many years someone will ask what are we discussing and why. Bit like the EU ...


    Progress in 1819 .. You arrived knackered but not smelling of HORSE .. Also cheaper to keep and alway available.
    raleighnut likes this.
  14. MikeG

    MikeG Veteran

    Only one of them would be.......;)
  15. andrew_s

    andrew_s Veteran

    The modern options are the kickbike
    (with apologies to Steveindenmark on the CTC forum)

    or the Elliptigo

    Some Finnish chap called Alpo did Paris-Brest-Paris (750 miles on a 200 miles per day time limit) on a kickbike, and I've heard of someone doing a 400k Audax on an Elliptigo
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