Found: Crank Brothers Pedal

bucknejo

Active Member
#1
hey guys,

i found this pedal close to the top of circle switch today. doesn't look like its been there for a while b/c it was under a tree that had just fallen over the path. i have it in allendale if anyone wants to claim it. not sure if it is still usable.

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shrpshtr325

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#2
that looks pretty well unsalvagable, iirc the nut in the end is supposed to come out BEFORE the spindle slides out of the body . . . .
 

mfennell

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#8
I broke so many of those I started carrying spares. Now they're on my zwift-dedicated setup. I even broke one indoors! Always the same - the spring breaks at the tight radius at the end.
 

shrpshtr325

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#9
I broke so many of those I started carrying spares. Now they're on my zwift-dedicated setup. I even broke one indoors! Always the same - the spring breaks at the tight radius at the end.

which version of them were you buying? iv broken a couple of the cheap ones, but the fully cast stainless bodies(3s i think) have been fine, and iv never managed to break a spring, not sure what some people do that they are constantly complaining about them. plus replacable bearings are always nice.
 

mfennell

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#13
which version of them were you buying? iv broken a couple of the cheap ones, but the fully cast stainless bodies(3s i think) have been fine, and iv never managed to break a spring, not sure what some people do that they are constantly complaining about them. plus replacable bearings are always nice.
Both the cheap C and the 'better' SL. I switched to Time and haven't had a problem since.
 

shrpshtr325

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#14
the cheap ones are REALLY cheap stamped steel, not surprised that those break, but the nicer ones (not sur where SL lands in their lineup now) are cast 17-4 and seem to hold up well to my riding in the north jersey rocks . . . . either way, glad you found something that works for you.

the bearings on the shimano SPDs (mtn bike spds) just didnt last, 1kmiles and they were grinding, non-servicable bearings meant new pedal time . . . . tried a pair of borrow times, but probably didnt have enough time to get adjusted, the eggbeaters just felt right, plus consistency is nice(not adjustable with a screw, you change the cleats to adjust).

Didn't @jimvreeland just break a shimano? #nowwhat?
several iirc . . .
 

Mtbdog

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#17
It can wear out and break ,then go home with it's owner and then in the trash at home. Not the trails last I checked Circleswitch wasn't a garbage dump nor the rest of High Mt. Keep it clean!
 

Norm

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#18
It can wear out and break ,then go home with it's owner and then in the trash at home. Not the trails last I checked Circleswitch wasn't a garbage dump nor the rest of High Mt. Keep it clean!
Agreed. Though I tend to allow for mitigating circumstances. Like when someone is flying down the highway like an asshole, I assume they are rushing to the hospital as their wife is giving birth.

Likewise, in this case, the biker had just broken his/her pedal then suddenly got chased by a skunk. I see not other plausible explanation.
 

shrpshtr325

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#19
Agreed. Though I tend to allow for mitigating circumstances. Like when someone is flying down the highway like an asshole, I assume they are rushing to the hospital as their wife is giving birth.

Likewise, in this case, the biker had just broken his/her pedal then suddenly got chased by a skunk. I see not other plausible explanation.
it coulda been a bear . . . (in which case hed likely have been unable to go back for the broken pedal)