Quick release your pedal!
Quick release your pedal!
Very cool. First one of these I've seen designed to retrofit your existing pedals. Great idea.
Wellgo had ones... I don't know where they went. Good stuff none the less.
That White Indistries crank looks like a great innovation.
As far as the existing QR pedals go, I've tried both MKS EZY Superior and Wellgo/xPedo and much prefer the Wellgo QR interface.
the Welgo quick release , means you have a Welgo Pedal.
the other thing lets you use your more expensive pedal of your choice..
non Californians, NB,
Petaluma California it's a bedroom commute from the overpriced San Francisco.
and the IT corridor ..
It's an expensive place to run a business.. and live.
Last edited by fietsbob; 01-19-12 at 10:26 AM.
I did a little googling and found some discussions about them, but nobody seems to be selling them (thor included).
Maybe I should just inquire directly about getting a set to "long term test" too? I do have one of their shiny front hubs on my Jetstream already...
Spinning off a pedal with a pedal or allen wrench will have to do.. for me ,
think occasionally of the upgrade from steel to Ti
for the core plug on the Brompton left pedal , because it's an allen wrench to remove it,**
but I got a 24mm socket and ground the edge down so it grabs right at the end,
to engage the thin shoulder of the standard steel hex faced core ..
they screw and shoulder ..thru the big bearing into the arm.
Update: warrantee replacement pedal in hand ,
either of 2 allen wrench sizes ** 8mm on the front. 6mm, 0n the back side..
reading the instructions: an earlier Titanium one used a 10mm allen on the outside
I assume the back was solid, then..
Last edited by fietsbob; 10-15-13 at 01:36 PM.
I think what bored117 was referring to is Wellgo's QRD Crank. It's similar to the White Industries crank but only works with Wellgo QRD pedals. Go to this page (Flash required to view) and flip to page 3 to see the crank. However, I have no idea whether the product has been released. Interestingly enough, on the same page there's a VP Components quick release pedal which doesn't seem to be in the market either.
Brompton cranks are 170mm.
Be careful, alternative cranks may foul the Brompton's frame when riding or folded and/or may mess up the chainline.
Last edited by LWaB; 01-22-12 at 03:34 AM.
I recently purchased one of those fine QR cranks directly from White Industries in California. Got them on my travel bike now. They look stunning and work as expected.
One thing that concerns me a bit is the fact that the brass quick release pieces have a tiny bit of play when I try to wiggle them with my hand. I'm thinking how this will hold up after 10s of thousand kilometers (it's a travel bike after all and they are made for those). I am thinking the aluminum of the crank arm is prone to wear out if the brass jack is getting stressed in a circular movement 3-4k times a day with plenty of load and 0.1mm of play.
What do you think?
It's now 3 years after Eurobike 2010... I'm curious how those White Industries Quick Draw cranks have served you over the years?
Still holding up OK?
Are these cranks really heavy when compared to stock (let's say Dahon) cranks with Wellgo or MKS quick release adapters/pedals?
not heavy... I kept them in new pristine condition, actually have them on a project bike ..more later.
Dont think that there will be any wear as there is no load on the slider ...