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It's definitely possible that the bottom bracket height is lower than your previous bike and/or your crankarm length is longer. The BB could be lower to improve handling and I have definitely seen longer crankarms on large bikes. A typical measurement is 175cm but you could see 170 on a small frame or 180 on a larger frame. The longer crankarm would be ...
There are bearings inside the pedal that are meant to keep things running smoothly. If it was just the pedal itself around a metal shaft, then things would probably wear out quite quickly. Some pedals are serviceable, while others are meant to be replaced completely. If you are sure that the snaps is coming from inside the pedal, and not from inside the ...
I doubt it is the pedal. If the pedal bearings were going out it would not be in just one position. Bit still start with eliminating the pedals as it is easy. If you have a spare set of pedal try them or take pedals from another bike. To really be sure put the bad pedals on another bike and test. More likely the crank is loose or the crank bearing ...
Either the seller meant clipped pedal-as in you could bolt toe clips to it-or he didn't know what he was talking about. Those are not clipless pedals. They are VP road pedals that have an integrated toeclip:
Would you consider clipless pedals instead of clipped platform? This is probably the most turning clearance for the dollar, second to replacing the crank arms with shorter ones. A set of these pedals will improve your power output as you can pull harder on the upstrokes, as well as shaving probably ~1" or more off your pedal clearance. One downside is ...
Three options - or combination coast through the turn with pedals horizontal to the ground more narrow pedal shorter crank arm
Get a pedal thread insert. here's a description of how to install one: http://thegoldenwrench.blogspot.com/2010/12/repairing-stripped-pedal-thread.html
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