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Old 10-26-06, 05:21 PM   #1
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Wellgo Clipless Pedals?

I know I'm flogging the ground where a dead horse used to be, so here's my last question about pedals. I'm just about to get another pair of the basic Shimano 520s for the singlespeed. But I happened across these pedals, the Wellgo WPD-823. I found them online for a super cheap price (less than $20 for the pair). Of course, a bargain for a P.O.S. is no bargain. Anybody try these?
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Old 10-26-06, 05:38 PM   #2
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I own a pair of wellgo clipless pedals and i have no complaint. Not exactly the same reference as yours but close...

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Good enough for me! I found a pair at JensonUSA for $16!
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...23+Pedals.aspx
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A guy I work with has used those for several years. He rides 8 miles to work most days. I've been using a different set of Wellgo clipless pedals (801's) for most of the summer without issue. Actually most of my pedals are Wellgo's and I think highly of them.
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Old 10-26-06, 06:21 PM   #5
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I have some Wellgo's on my roadie. Haven't put in a ton of miles on them, but so far no problems clipping in/out, even accidentally.
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I have had the Wellgo pedals that are SPD compatible on one sid and platform on the other for three years with no problems (aside from falling over a couple of times when I forgot to unclip ).

My new Bianchi came with the Wellgo pedals that are Look compatible (I think). They swapped them with the single-sided SPD-compatible road pedals at no charge. No problems yet.

I'm not sure about the model numbers, but I think I have the 95B's and the 713's. I'll have to check.

Edit: I have the WPD M17C's on the touring bike and RD-713's on the road bike.
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Old 10-26-06, 07:59 PM   #7
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I use Wellgo M3's with no problems. I actually replaced some new Shimano SPD's on one bike with my old Wellgo M3's because the Wellgos performed better for me.
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Haven't tried the wellgo specifically, but I'd personally rather have a used set of nice pedals than new cheaper ones. There's plenty on ebay to choose from.

I've become a big fan of Crank Brothers stuff lately.
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Last week I did a century on a pare of wellgo '823's from Jenson. My previous pair (they reside on my fixie now) has about 3000 miles on them and still work great.
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Good stuff.
The basic wellgo's have a real sh!tty bearing structure (no keyed washer, no tool that I know of) so you can't really rebuild them even though they're cup&cone. Don't know about 823. Other than that, they're great.
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Wellgo WPD 823's came on my Bianchi... been using them for months with no problem. I was using SPD's. I didn't change the cleat on my shoes. Other than being a tad more loose on the Wellgo pedals, I didn't notice any difference.
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I have had the Wellgo pedals that are SPD compatible on one sid and platform on the other for three years with no problems
My wife uses the same thing and thinks they're great. The pedals I put on my folder are a Performance re-badged version of the one the OP pictured.
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Great! But can I say again: SIXTEEN DOLLARS for clipless pedals!
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Great! But can I say again: SIXTEEN DOLLARS for clipless pedals!
No kidding. I bought a pair of Welgo pedals at a gear swap but haven't put them on yet. If I like 'em I'm gonna buy two pairs of those $16 ones for my other bikes!
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My cheap Wellgos blew up in under 1000 km.


It sucks having to ride home trying to keep your pedal on a conical spindle once all the bearings are gone.
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My cheap Wellgos blew up in under 1000 km.


It sucks having to ride home trying to keep your pedal on a conical spindle once all the bearings are gone.

It probably sucks even worse trying to pick up chicks with a pedal stuck to the bottom of your shoe.
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^haha =D When I did get home, my girlfriend thought I had hurt myself because of the way I was 'limping' as I pushed the bicycle in.
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