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    Pedals - best option for office chair wheels & carpet ?

    Currently using G27 pedals plugged into PC via USB dongle but am keen on improving my lap times and it seems a brake load cell solution seems to be the most popular answer for that.

    However I also am restricted by my desk / office chair with wheels on the bottom. The chair and the pedals are on a short carpet.

    The pedals sit well with the carpet grip and I can press the brake 100% with no chair moving issues.

    It sounds like the Fanatec v3s are great but they also sound not suitable for non rig set ups.

    Im also useless at DIY hence if I have to solder / take apart etc.. its likely also not the right approach.

    Does anyone have any recommendations that would be notably better than the G27 pedals that still would be ok with this set up and my complete lack of DIY skills please ?

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    Dont know of any other pedals than Fanatecs that are as good for the money, if you have pedal slip issues on the carpet you can always mount them to a board which extends to the wall. Would be much easier than tinkering with soldering irons etc.

    Best bet though is get a rig, either homemade or bought, mount a reasonable size TV in front and get out of your office chair when gaming. The UK built Cobra V1 would be my choice if I had not been able to build my own.

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    One solution to stop pedal slip on carpeting is to stick 3M adhesive velcro strip (hooked side) to the bottom, flat surface/s of the the pedals or mount the pedals to a thin piece of plywood for example and stick the velcro to the underside of that. The hooked velcro, once pressed into the pile of the carpet, should be pretty secure.
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    Tbh I'm more worried about the pressure of the brake pedal moving the office chair. Guess the question is more along the lines of is the g27 the best option for office chair with wheels on carpet or is there a better performing option ..ie is there a load cell option that does not need a lot of pressure but offers significant better braking sense/control?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBloke View Post
    Tbh I'm more worried about the pressure of the brake pedal moving the office chair. Guess the question is more along the lines of is the g27 the best option for office chair with wheels on carpet or is there a better performing option ..ie is there a load cell option that does not need a lot of pressure but offers significant better braking sense/control?
    Motorcycle stand puck (also called stand pad).. sit the front most chair caster in one and you should be OK.. you need to make sure you get the type that has a serrated underside (MSV, the owners of Snetterton, Cadwell park, etc.. usually hand them out at large bike meetings.. so I got mine free)

    http://www.bikeittrade.com/road/bike...gle-piece.html (not sure on the underside on that one) - also search ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBloke View Post
    Tbh I'm more worried about the pressure of the brake pedal moving the office chair. Guess the question is more along the lines of is the g27 the best option for office chair with wheels on carpet or is there a better performing option ..ie is there a load cell option that does not need a lot of pressure but offers significant better braking sense/control?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBloke View Post
    Tbh I'm more worried about the pressure of the brake pedal moving the office chair. Guess the question is more along the lines of is the g27 the best option for office chair with wheels on carpet or is there a better performing option ..ie is there a load cell option that does not need a lot of pressure but offers significant better braking sense/control?
    I think you might be correct with that worry. The G27 pedals were great on carpet with wheely chairs, and since then i have had rigs, but I kind of think the amount of pressure to brake on a G29 would push my chair back, let alone pushing the pedals forward.

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    Even if you stopped the chair from rolling, it would probably still rotate with forceful braking.

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    I used to use my G25/27 pedals (+Nixim mod) with a big office chair on carpet and never had any problems at all.... apart from back problems...

    Now I use the Playseat Challenge and my back problems have virtually disappeared.
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    If you do get high end pedals you can always just build a pedal stand and bolt them down. That's what I did with my v3 pedals since I also play on a desk/office chair and its worked out quite well.

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