The Pedalphiles (or AZ Pedalphiles) was the original name of The Tom Cruisers. The Pedalphiles applied for branchhood in the Moped Army in 2003, and maintained the name throughout the branch review process, despite the growing controversy over the name, which many found highly offensive.

In the end, after much arguing on the Moped Army forums, the Pedalphiles rescinded, changing the name (and 70's era cargo van logo) to The Tom Cruisers, shortly after becoming a Moped Army branch.

A brief attempt was made to revive the name in 2005, but again, the effort was squashed.