Arianna’s New Pedals

The bearings froze in one of Arianna’s vintage pedals, so replacements were installed. Her original ones are white rubber, but there wasn’t any quick way to get ahold of anything similar.  The bike shop had these in stock, in black, which are vintage style:

(They’re symmetrical; I’m a terrible photographer.)  The shape is slightly rounded, kind of retro-looking — very close, in fact, to that of Arianna’s originals. And these new ones have reflectors on the sides, just like the originals:

For some unknown reason, there are quirky little hearts on the ends. I’m not a “hearts” kind of person, but I have to agree that the design somehow suits the pedals. And Arianna, for that matter.

Most importantly, the replacement pedals work beautifully. Sometimes function before form is what really matters.

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