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Old 06-13-10, 10:12 AM   #1
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Justfied to return Shimano pedals?

My pedals are "new" (6 months and 900 miles) but on my last ride the left one developed an anoying click click every revolution. The mechanic on the century ride said he wasn't surprised, that Shimano pedals will do that. He said he likes Crank Bothers because they have cheap rebuild kits.

I'm useing SPD cleats because I have a difficult time finding shoes that fit and don't want to change now that I've found some comfortable ones.

I thinking I'm justified to return the pedals to REI. Want do you think?
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Shimano has a 1 year warranty on their components and REI is very good about handling cusstomer problems. My experience with Shimano SPD pedals is that they have been very reliable. Maybe Crank Brothers' pedals need frequent rebuilds but Shimano's shouldn't.
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I'm useing SPD cleats because I have a difficult time finding shoes that fit and don't want to change now that I've found some comfortable ones.
Plenty of non-Shimano pedals use the same cleat bolt pattern. No reason why you'd need to change the shoes unless you were switching from two-bolt to three-bolt or vice-versa.
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My pedals are "new" (6 months and 900 miles) but on my last ride the left one developed an anoying click click every revolution. The mechanic on the century ride said he wasn't surprised, that Shimano pedals will do that. He said he likes Crank Bothers because they have cheap rebuild kits.

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I've been using Shimano SPD pedals since they first became available, and the only time I've gotten a "click" out of them was after a couple thousand miles of wear. New cleats fixes this every time.

I'd go back to REI and describe the problem and let them fix it. Clicks in pedals can pedals, or the pedal threads, or a loose chainring bolt, or the crank hitting the derailleur cable, or a wiggle in the BB threads...
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I'd go back to REI and describe the problem and let them fix it. Clicks in pedals can pedals, or the pedal threads, or a loose chainring bolt, or the crank hitting the derailleur cable, or a wiggle in the BB threads...
I had all other possibilities check by the mechanics on the century ride. Anyway, when I pedal one footed I can hear the click with my left foot and not my right. I think 700 miles is pretty fast to get a bad bearing.

I took the pedals back to REI but it turns out I did not buy them there. But while I was there I decided to buy some upgraded pedals with the same cleat style. I got some A-600's. They look great, are lighter and will work well.

I then remembered I bought the old cleats at a LBS with the shoes. I don't have the receipt so I'm not sure they can help. Maybe I'll see if they can help with a warranty return.
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