a minimalistic repairable pedal
The bicycle is one of the most sustainable means of transport, but the way people interact with it and its design sometimes is lavish and material-intensive. My design of a bicycle pedal made of recycled plastic is a response to this: The modest octagonal platform is produced from high density polyethylene (HDPE) utilising the do-it-yourself (DIY) injection moulding machine by Dave Hakkens and screwed onto an axle using only two standard cartridge ball bearings and one nut. All parts can be replaced in minutes without special tools. Therefore, they can be recycled separately. The plans for the pedal will be open source – just like the DIY injection moulding machine – and will empower cyclists to repair and design their bicycles themselves.