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Old 05-31-09, 08:21 PM   #1
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Shimano M324 Pedal Fail 75 miles

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I have been fighting a creek and pop on my road bike all weekend.....replaced the chain ring bolts (one was broken) still made the noise...then all of a sudden the right pedal locked up!! Just to be certain i swaped out to a platform and no more noise. A little miffed that my $80 pair of pedals lasted 2 rides. Any input?
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Old 05-31-09, 09:13 PM   #2
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Hey all..

I have been fighting a creek and pop on my road bike all weekend.....replaced the chain ring bolts (one was broken) still made the noise...then all of a sudden the right pedal locked up!! Just to be certain i swaped out to a platform and no more noise. A little miffed that my $80 pair of pedals lasted 2 rides. Any input?
I would return them to where you bought them, probably a defective bearing, once the bearing failed, it trashed the cup, causing the pedal to lock up when the next bearing came into play.
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Old 06-01-09, 06:53 AM   #3
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I had a set of Shimano A530s start creaking like mad within say 500 miles. I'm definitely not impressed. You could try what I did: don't buy Shimano pedals anymore.
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Old 06-01-09, 09:30 AM   #4
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Omni,

Yea it is a little odd that the pedal didnt feel weird when spinning by hand....only made noise under load. They were new and had plenty of lube....
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Old 06-01-09, 10:03 AM   #5
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My 324s have thousands of miles on them without incident. I plan on a thorough clean and regrease next spring!
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