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    Egg Beaters 4Ti after 200Km

    Is this... Normal??

    I bett it isn't...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY70YYq5O7M

    Does Crank Bros warranty that?

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    Exciting video.

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    I've noticed that sometimes my SL's have that wobble but it has never affected anything. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes worse or you have trouble staying clipped in.
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    I just installed a rebuild kit into a pair this weekend and it took most of that slop out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tolleyman
    I just installed a rebuild kit into a pair this weekend and it took most of that slop out.
    How come that rebuild kit takes that slop??

    It is the return spring, NOT the bushing that does that!

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    That's not normal. With that much slop, the clip in/out is way to easy. I'd try and warranty them.

    A rebuild kit is not going to help that at all.

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    yeah I had the same problem, it's covered under warranty so just send them off for new springs, should be quick.

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    Correct the rebuild will only take out the play in the spindle/axle not the spring.
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    contact crank bros and tell them about it. generally they have been really good about warrantying pedals.

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    Just checked my 4ti's and one of them has a little slop like video but whilst riding and clipping in and out they work fine. I've got a lot more than 200km's on mine too. This may give you a free'er feeling float. I've never had issues with unclipping when hopping or on the the upstroke.

    If the weight savings is worth it to you - just do it - I'm 200lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slobberdoggy
    Just checked my 4ti's and one of them has a little slop like video but whilst riding and clipping in and out they work fine. I've got a lot more than 200km's on mine too. This may give you a free'er feeling float. I've never had issues with unclipping when hopping or on the the upstroke.

    If the weight savings is worth it to you - just do it - I'm 200lbs.
    Slobberdoggy, those ARE my pedals.

    I did that video to show you guys and ask advice...

    For now it is rideable, but I don't know what will happen in the long term...

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    E-Mailed Crank Brothers.

    Well, I e-mailed CB yesterday and got a reply today.

    They said that they will warranty the pedals.

    So far so good...


    But I suspect that they will develop the same "play" with time...


    Lets wait and see...


    Thanks guys.

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    I've had the same pair of twin ti's for about 15,000 miles, and they have the same play in them. Just in the last month they have started to clip out in sprints. That slop is normal.

    If I were you, I would just ride them.

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    I had the same slop with a new pair of twin ti. I rode them for 1-2 very short rides and the action sucked against my other twinti. I returned them and got another pair that were tight. They hardly develop slop over time. You kinda need to get a good pair from the get go. I have friends that just got 2 pairs of Quadti, and there's play. Sucks for them.

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    It seems that buying those is like playing the Russian roulette...

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    I have a pair of SL pedals that have about 200miles or 3 months of riding and they have the same play. I contacted crankbrothers and they said they would warranty them. My last pair of Crankbrothers did the same thing in the same time frame but instead of trying to warranty them I switched to frogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfish
    I have a pair of SL pedals that have about 200miles or 3 months of riding and they have the same play. I contacted crankbrothers and they said they would warranty them. My last pair of Crankbrothers did the same thing in the same time frame but instead of trying to warranty them I switched to frogs.
    I wonder if it is a wise decision to keep them when they arrive... They will probably get the same problem...

    The thing is that I love the axel lenght... Got to see the new look ones...

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    I would hope that it is just a spring hardness issue. An incorrectly heat treated metal can fatigue (or relax) quickly, maybe they had a bad batch of springs?

    I just ordered a set of 4Ti's I hope I have better luck...
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    Just to finish this thread, I got my 4Ti's back, fully serviced. They are as new again...

    CB warranty service is very good.

    How are the 4Ti's holding for you guys? Mainly for those that sent them for service like me...?

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    i use since 2002 SL , TI , 2 TI and 4TI in several bikes , changhed every 6-12 months

    never a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    i use since 2002 SL , TI , 2 TI and 4TI in several bikes , changhed every 6-12 months

    never a problem
    Each pair only lasted 12 months...???

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    yes i buy a new pair , and sold the used on ebay or to a friend ...

    in this way , i have always new parts on bike , no wear of use

    and i can sell used one to a right price , not at a few euro only...

    for example

    bought a new pair sold one pair used 1 year , difference only 50 euro new to old

    but i ride on 100% efficency pedals again

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    same with wheels ...

    now i have a new ZTR 7000 set , sold SLR set used 3 months , difference only 200 euro to me

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