It's interesting that one bench mark used to decide if it is or isn't a bicycle is the pedal.
I often, very often, get upset-ed because bike companies, mag photos, etc. insist on using photos of "bicycles" without pedals. I believe if it doesn't have pedals, it isn't a bicycle. -they even attempt to list the "bicycle's" weight w/o pedals.
They refer to how the bicycle wiggled and squirmed on the road in review but then have a centerfold w/o the pedals.
40 years ago, heck, 20 years ago before the industry decided they could increase profits by removing the pedals, all photos included pedals.
For foto's sake, if the beloved has Shimano gizzards, include Shimano pedals etc. etc. Out of respect.
Nipplelessnude. Used the pedal to get into My pocket. The saddle and the parts that sit on it is next.
I understand some of the argument, that people use different pedals.... but hush.