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    Good job! Straitline Components

    What a nice treat to come home to, after a killer early summer weeknight of building and riding!


    Now that I've been running flats %100 for a few months, I figured I'd treat myself to some real (i.e. slop-free) pedals.

    Having picked up some straitline levers last year, I knew to expect the absolute best. I put all 56 pins in, and everyone went in straight and perfect (yes, even after a ride and 4-5 beers)- looks like all threads were chased and prepped. The bushing system is also very cool- igus bushings similar to Turner's, no grease required. Double "poodle clips" holding them together with aluminum races in between... topped off with quality instructions and extra pins.

    I'll thrash them this weekend and report back
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    wow..those look sweet indeed!

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    thumbs up FM, i like theirs and the sunline stuff as well. could they be one and the same? the brand names sure are close...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    thumbs up FM, i like theirs and the sunline stuff as well. could they be one and the same? the brand names sure are close...

    well..sunline belongs to the same company as 661

    and straitline:

    "Straitline Components is a versatile division of Straightline Precision Industries Inc. (SPI), a family owned precision manufacturing firm in Sidney BC, Canada."


    ....so I guess different

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    The Sunline pedals don't have any concaveness in the pedal itself - just in the pins, while the straitlines seem to have a nice concavity in the pedals according to FM's pics above. I wonder if the lack of body concavity results in less grip or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    well..sunline belongs to the same company as 661
    Yep - Valencia Sports Group. 661, Sunline, Royal clothing.
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    Speaking on Sunline, I took my fork off yesterday to do an oil change, and gave my Sunline headset the once over. After 8 months, the bearings are shot! It's the V-1 with reducer cups, and the bearings are crunchy like a twix bar. Very disappointing. Looks like I'll be getting a King 1.5 now.
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    speaking of Sunline...I picked up a new stem for the Spot yesterday, getting ready to install it in a few...
    I hope it works better than Chingy's HS....

    Not sure if it's kinda 'sexy industrial' or just a bit ugly...we'll see what it looks like on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tald
    The Sunline pedals don't have any concaveness in the pedal itself - just in the pins, while the straitlines seem to have a nice concavity in the pedals according to FM's pics above. I wonder if the lack of body concavity results in less grip or not.
    I've noticed two design approaches around this-
    one is to make the pedals flat, and only have pins at the front and back, thus creating the concave feel. The other is to make the pedal concave and have pins all over it. Either way seems like you can make it more or less concave by removing pins or putting shorter ones in the middle.

    Sunlines nice stuff too, I am running V-1 OS bars and their DH stem. I have the AM stem too but the 50mm DH works better for me. The straitline stuff looks better made, but their stem is like $150!

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    Thinking about this as well

    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop
    speaking of Sunline...I picked up a new stem for the Spot yesterday, getting ready to install it in a few...
    I hope it works better than Chingy's HS....

    Not sure if it's kinda 'sexy industrial' or just a bit ugly...we'll see what it looks like on the bike.

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    Give it a bashing and let us know the results.

    FM - Nice pair of flats you got there. But what happened to the Syncros?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallAirAndy
    FM - Nice pair of flats you got there. But what happened to the Syncros?
    Never had the syncros, I had some specialized lo-pros, which I've been fairly happy with but the bushings aren't very durable and specialized does not sell replacement parts.

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    I've been eyeing those pedals to replace my 3 year old and ready to rebuilt again AirCorps.
    Is that the 'bronze' color?

    Didn't I sell you those levers? I still have my dangerboys on my old 755s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Never had the syncros, I had some specialized lo-pros, which I've been fairly happy with but the bushings aren't very durable and specialized does not sell replacement parts.
    Oh. Could have sworn that was you.

    Well, carry on then. Nothing to see here. Move along, people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.
    Is that the 'bronze' color?

    Didn't I sell you those levers? I still have my dangerboys on my old 755s.
    Yeah they're the bronze. schweeeeet....

    You can get them for $108 through universal cycles ($120-%10 discount coupon code)

    I got my levers off eBay, impulse buy, last minute $30 bid won them

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    Be sure to lock-tite the pins: I lost one almost imeadiatlely. I ended up taking out the center pins anyway to make them a little more concave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag
    Be sure to lock-tite the pins: I lost one almost imeadiatlely. I ended up taking out the center pins anyway to make them a little more concave.
    Damn! I wondered about that but skipped it.
    removing and re-installing 56 pins is gonna take a while

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    what's the 10% off discount code?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forester
    what's the 10% off discount code?
    • For 10% off orders over $100.00, use coupon code vip10
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    • Valid for all returning Universal Cycles customers
    • Once your order hits the dollar volume, the discount is applied to your entire order at checkout
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    thanks - just ordered the last in stock pair of red pedals - they're gonna look sick on my new highline - cheers!

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    I popped for one of their stems too
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    Very nice FM, look forward to hearing the ride reviews, Ive wondered why they haven't been on more Turners allot sooner, alwasy looked sweet, Ive long had my eyes on them, supposedly available here now bummer
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    FM, how are you liking these pedals?
    I'm in the market for a new pair. I like the pin style that the straitline's use; it's similar to the syncros. My Syncros magnesiums have shown their weakness: threaded holes in magnesium have little strength. Just saturday I ripped two pins out of one pedal; when the pins rip out, they take the threaded portion of the magnesium hole with them, making it impossible to put a replacement pin back in the hole.
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    I've got that problem with one of my Wellgo MG-1's, two pins ripped straight out tearing the threaded hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    I've got that problem with one of my Wellgo MG-1's, two pins ripped straight out tearing the threaded hole.
    This happens with every pedal I've owned (including the MG-1's which I also currently run) and the reason why I just buy Wellgo's and don't sweat it when it happens. If you ride with speed through nasty rocks enough, you're going to clip a pedal and those pins are going to rip out regardless of brand......it's just a matter of life. I go through a pair a season usually.

    I suppose the Syncros, BMW or the Dark's would hold up better, but my shins would look even worse than they already do.

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    well the syncros stainless pedals do hold up fantastically to the abuse; ripping a pin out of stainless threads is much harder. The weight penalty is a killer if you climb regularly; that is why I gave up on the stainless version and sold them.
    I would believe from my experience with metals that threads in 6061-T6 aluminum are slightly more stout than magnesium threads. Not much, but more. It would be sweet if you could put helicoils in pedals, but most pedals don't even have a 1D thickness for the threaded insert.
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