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    Eggbeater rebuild?

    I've got a pair of eggbeaters that are about 4 years old. I recently started having trouble with the cleats disengaging without twisting my foot. I also noticed that there seems to be a lot of play in the wings. I know the crank bros offers a rebuild kit... will that resolve my problem? I just replaced my cleats a few months ago, so I don't think they are the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokie Ben
    I've got a pair of eggbeaters that are about 4 years old. I recently started having trouble with the cleats disengaging without twisting my foot. I also noticed that there seems to be a lot of play in the wings. I know the crank bros offers a rebuild kit... will that resolve my problem? I just replaced my cleats a few months ago, so I don't think they are the problem.
    Won't solve problem. Rebuild kit is for the internals (bearing, bushing, seals) and can sometimes fix lateral play issues or wobbles where the internals are severely worn. The issue with more play and easier release is strictly due to 1 of 2 items;

    1. Worn cleats.

    2. Worn "wings" i.e. material is simply worn away from use, creating slop. Even a tiny fraction of an inch would probably be enough to do this. If you examine the interior of each of the retention bars on the wings and see that it's no longer a straight line but instead has some indent, that's the wear.

    Maybe call CB customer service and see what they can do for you? Or if it's one of the lower end models (e.g. Egg "C") then probably less work on your part to just call it after 4 years and get a new set, rather than posting back and forth to CB for repair.

    You've already

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    The play in the wings is because the spring got weak. That happens when you use the pedals with casual non clipless shoes, or entry level clipless shoes that have the sole too short in height.

    This is me rebuilding one of my egg beater:

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/57811900" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/57811900">Rebuilding egg beater pedal</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/ficacador">Filipe Ca&ccedil;ador</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    To rebuild or service these pedals is as simple as that!
    Last edited by FiCašador; 01-23-2013 at 11:22 AM.

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