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    Have you broken a pedal spindle on your SS?

    An anectdotal story in a discussion of helmets over on DC got me thinking about the subject. Broken femur-Eeewwww.....

    With all the high-resistance low rev. pedaling & time spent standing rather than pedaling on descents we've got to be beating the crap out of our pedals, right? I'm wondering if anyone routinely replaces theirs after X amount of time on the bike. I've got first-generation Eggbeaters on my SS bikes-I've typically ended up replacing the bearings once a year for the 3 & 5 years respectively that I've had them.
    Also, the streets are full of horizontal dropouts...

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    Yep. Went through three sets of Eggbeaters in about two months. Two were pairs I'd been riding on other bikes, one was new. Great customer service at CB. They sent replacements and an additional pair (Candys w/ platform) that they said might hold up better.

    Never changed bearings on any (own 6 currently). Just re-grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattyd

    Yep. Went through three sets of Eggbeaters in about two months.
    Where did the spindles actually fail?
    Also, the streets are full of horizontal dropouts...

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    My question too. The spindle if properly made should not break. Sounds like manufacturing defect to me. I have never, ever heard of a pedal breaking and my 140 poound ass surely isn't going to do it!
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    I broke my mallet spindle (Crank bros warranteed it)
    I'm sure the extra torque did'nt help
    I've never broken a pedal on my other bikes

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    Been riding one pedal type since the late 90's. Had one set that had a bit of slop in the bearings--but I think I fixed that. I don't remember--I never think about about pedals. The set on my SS were well-used before they were installed on that bike and currently live on 180mm cranks. No other problems ever. But they're rare and unusual and not popular. bebop.
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    No - I am riding the Kona Jack Sh1t pedal. With 14mm axles and cartridge bearings the spindle WILL NOT BREAK... no matter what. Double concave shape so it cups your foot/shoe.
    Last edited by gticlay; 12-18-2007 at 10:55 AM.

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    I wouldn't draw any conclusions based on the rates of CB pedal failures other than that the durability of CB products is crap. On the plus side they are cheap, light and work well until they break so I still think they are all right.

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