I love my eggbeaters. I love how easy it is to clip in without looking or orienting the pedal. I love the float. I love how they look.
But I just broke my second set. On the first one, the pedal pulled off the spindle after the bearing disintegrated. Possibly my fault, I rode them on salty roads, and had not re-greased them in the five months/2000 miles I had ridden them. So I bought the SL model, hoping they would last longer. Today halfway through my commute, I clipped in and my foot popped right back out on the next pedal stroke. The spring had broken.
Am I unlucky, or should I look at a different pedal?