Bicycle Mechanics - Pedals
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04-02-03, 09:30 PM
I just lost a screw on my Wellgo R4 pedals. Its the screw in the back part of the pedal, release tension I guess. It has an allen wrench head but the hardware store didnt have any of those. Is there any in-the-mean-time solutions so I can stay on the bike? They had the right size but in an cross head screw (cant think of the right name for that right now). I have been looking at getting rid of those pedals anyway so is this just a good excuse to get some new ones? If so, could anyone tell me if these http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=8149
are a good deal? Thanks
04-03-03, 09:44 AM
Not a bad deal, but not a great pedal. Decent, but not good! If you're on a budget, get em!
Have you looke at the Crank Bros. Eggbeater's. I've seen them for $50. on-line, and if you do a search and type in eggbeaters, you can read some reviews!
04-03-03, 04:17 PM
just to add to a2's comment, I have eggbeaters, I can pull like a Muther, and I'm locked in, but the slightest flick out with my heel, and I'm out in a flash, nice feeling. I like having no release tension to worry about. Because of that tension issue, my left wrist, broken only 6 months ago... is the reason I bought the egg beaters.
04-03-03, 09:57 PM
Eggbeaters...I thought those were mostly used on MTB's? The only clipless pedals I have used are those SPD-R welgo's that came with the bike. I ride a road bike so are eggbeaters still a good idea?
04-04-03, 06:36 AM
Any pedals will work on any bike. Yes, some pedals were originally designed for mtb because the small cleats could be recessed. I have seen many people with regular SPD pedals on road bikes, and I have Egg Beaters on 4 road bikes. I like Egg Beaters so much I cannot imaging using anything else. Their design and construction is about as simple as a clipless pedal can be, with very few parts. They are very easy to service. My favorite thing about them is that you can clip into any of the four sides so you never, ever have to even THINK about which side is up. Clicking in is so easy it sometimes happens without my even realizing it.
Looks are good pedals, certainly better than Wellgo. I used then for quite a while and was very happy with them. Then I tried Egg Beaters and immediately started changing the pedals on all of my bikes over the next 2-3 months.
04-06-03, 10:35 AM
When I worked at a Performance retail store here in Virginia, we had a couple returns on those particular model LOOK pedals. I think it was something like if the tension of the pedals was too tight they would snap apart. They could be put back together fairly easily, but you don't want that happening on a ride. I would reccomend against those. LOOKs in general are good pedals, however. But eggbeaters, like the other guy said, would be great too. They're solid and you can get a pair for like 50 bucks.
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