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Old 03-26-08, 10:46 PM   #1
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crank bros pedals

do they make an accessory for these pedals that clip into them to use as a regular pedal...spds do, it looks liek this
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Those are test ride pedals. They probably won't hold up to daily riding.

These should though: http://www.winwoodbike.com/pedal.html
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ok stupid question but...are the cleats that are used with crank bros spds?

in other words, i have these pedals


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are they the same cleats?
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Nope, different cleats, but they fit the same shoes.
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ok next question to arise then...what crank bros pedal is easy to pedal in without being clipped in(being in tennis shoes)
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ok next question to arise then...what crank bros pedal is easy to pedal in without being clipped in(being in tennis shoes)
Easiest one to ride without being clipped in is, by far, the Mallet. Even the Quattro is somewhat usable if you're not going far and not trying to pedal hard, but the Mallet has the biggest & grippiest platform.
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Those are test ride pedals. They probably won't hold up to daily riding.

These should though: http://www.winwoodbike.com/pedal.html
Ah, I get it -- you take the cleats for your current pedals and attach them to the Deckster plate. Cool.
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This came up in the MTB forum:

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x...rlerlerler.jpg

The pedals are Crank Bro's Mallets.
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See? They pop right off, just in time to step down at a stoplight...


... oh, wait...
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For reasons known only to Crank Bro's, some of the eggbeater models do not come with standard 15mm wrench flats. I know the eggbeater SL doesn't. If you have ever tried to take a pedal off, using an 8 mm allen wrench, coming at the pedal from behind, you know how incredibly stupid this is.
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For reasons known only to Crank Bro's, some of the eggbeater models do not come with standard 15mm wrench flats. I know the eggbeater SL doesn't. If you have ever tried to take a pedal off, using an 8 mm allen wrench, coming at the pedal from behind, you know how incredibly stupid this is.
It's a weight thing, I presume. My Quattros are like that and I didn't discover it until they were delivered to my house. But, the further complication is that I used pedal extenders. It was either drill the extenders out or leave the pedal mounted to the extender. I chose the latter. You don't need to tighten them up. Normal riding will do that.
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For reasons known only to Crank Bro's, some of the eggbeater models do not come with standard 15mm wrench flats. I know the eggbeater SL doesn't. If you have ever tried to take a pedal off, using an 8 mm allen wrench, coming at the pedal from behind, you know how incredibly stupid this is.

Why? If you can't get a pedal off with an 8mm wrench, then you put it on wrong.
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ok next question to arise then...what crank bros pedal is easy to pedal in without being clipped in(being in tennis shoes)
I got the Mallets for that purpose on my utility bike. They seem like they would work for a few miles as platforms, but they rub a lot of sole on my casual clipless shoes. The cleats come with shims, but they make the cleat scrape the ground. I took off the grip plates and it works better - hopefully that doesn't make them too slick as platforms.

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Why? If you can't get a pedal off with an 8mm wrench, then you put it on wrong.
It's actually a 6mm wrench, and you would need a cheater bar to get the same leverage on that as with a pedal wrench, and you have limited leverage options since the wrench hits the chainstays. I'm not saying it's ever impossible, but it can definitely be more difficult than it would be with wrench flats.
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Why? If you can't get a pedal off with an 8mm wrench, then you put it on wrong.
I didn't put them in. It was my LBS when the bike was built up and they know how to install pedals. And I did get them off - eventually. I have a twisted 8mm allen wrench to prove it.

The task is made far more difficult if they don't have 15mm wrench flats.

Since I teach physics I am qualified to say this: You need to review your high school physics. The chapters on levers and mechanical advantage
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I got the Mallets for that purpose on my utility bike. They seem like they would work for a few miles as platforms, but they rub a lot of sole on my casual clipless shoes. The cleats come with shims, but they make the cleat scrape the ground. I took off the grip plates and it works better - hopefully that doesn't make them too slick as platforms.


It's actually a 6mm wrench, and you would need a cheater bar to get the same leverage on that as with a pedal wrench, and you have limited leverage options since the wrench hits the chainstays. I'm not saying it's ever impossible, but it can definitely be more difficult than it would be with wrench flats.
The crank brothers eggbeaters SL is 8mm.
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Since I teach physics I am qualified to say this: You need to review your high school physics. The chapters on levers and mechanical advantage
Thanks slim. With degrees in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering along with 20+ years of application I think I can figure it out.

Next time try

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2 - Penetrating oil
3 - Properly maintaining your equipment

Then again, you know what they say, those that can't...........
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Thanks slim. With degrees in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering along with 20+ years of application I think I can figure it out.
Oh pwned. Although the other poster has a point. 8mm hex wrenches are just a bad idea for securing pedals. Especially when **** is seized.
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Oh pwned. Although the other poster has a point. 8mm hex wrenches are just a bad idea for securing pedals. Especially when **** is seized.
Well it is possible to apply grease or Never-Seize to the threads BEFORE they are assembled...
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Thanks slim. With degrees in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering along with 20+ years of application I think I can figure it out.

Next time try

1 - Better quality tools
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3 - Properly maintaining your equipment

Then again, you know what they say, those that can't...........
Go ahead and finish it ..... teach.... I've only been teaching for 10 years and I'm 58 years old. I was a working engineer before that. But even if that were not the case:

That cliche is unfair to teachers as are a lot of thing that are said (and done) to them by kids and parents and society.

You missed the smilie and decided to attack a profession. Nice.

My original point is still valid... not including 15mm wrench flats...is stupid.
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Well it is possible to apply grease or Never-Seize to the threads BEFORE they are assembled...
This isn't a magicaly utopian world where bikes are assembled correctly and people take care of their stuff. In the real world, many bikes come in for repair with anything that can be seized, will be seized. And anything that can be crossthreaded, will be crossthreaded.
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Go ahead and finish it ..... teach.... I've only been teaching for 10 years and I'm 58 years old. I was a working engineer before that. But even if that were not the case:

That cliche is unfair to teachers as are a lot of thing that are said (and done) to them by kids and parents and society.

You missed the smilie and decided to attack a profession. Nice.

My original point is still valid... not including 15mm wrench flats...is stupid.
Then don't buy a pair. Solves that problem...
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Then don't buy a pair. Solves that problem...
I won't, ever again... for sure.

Which is why these forums are great. We can all benefit from each others experiences.
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