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Old 09-16-13, 07:24 PM   #1
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Recommend Super-Durable Dual Platform/Clipless Pedals for Colnago?

Hi!

My 90s Colnago Superissimo inherited some very worn platform/clipless pedals that look like M520s, and I believe they're responsible for the clicking that's driving me mad.

I'm using the Colnago to do high-speed sprints during my commute (thus the need for a platform).

It's time to try new pedals, since I already tried tightening them. What do you recommend for something that's not going to wear out like fast after I put tons of force on them?
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Old 09-17-13, 08:30 AM   #2
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no, but
I'm old and dont ride like you.. treat pedals as a consumable ..

the M520s new , ones will be fine , until they're not, then you replace them too
or
Time Atac + something like a Winwood Deckster making the 2nd side a temporary platform ..
or crank bros ..

the deckster uses a spare cleat to work as a platform on the opposite side of a double sided
pedal..

You could make something like it, with a SPD-R pontoon,, and a cleat ,
and machine a couple holes in a plate of aluminum, too ..

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I use M324s and A530s on my bikes. They're SPD on one side and flat platform on the other. I found the platform of the A530 a bit slippery, though, so I added spikes. Big improvement.
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Old 09-17-13, 09:14 AM   #4
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I have the Shimano M324s on one of my bikes. The platform side is actually fairly grippy and with normal shoes I think it compares favorably to the plastic BMX pedals on my commuter bike.
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Hi!

My 90s Colnago Superissimo inherited some very worn platform/clipless pedals that look like M520s, and I believe they're responsible for the clicking that's driving me mad.

I'm using the Colnago to do high-speed sprints during my commute (thus the need for a platform).

It's time to try new pedals, since I already tried tightening them. What do you recommend for something that's not going to wear out like fast after I put tons of force on them?
Beware: clicking noises in the drivetrain are notoriously hard to diagnose. The pedals are a good place to start, but don't be surprised if the noise is still there after you replace them.
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Old 09-21-13, 09:52 AM   #6
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Okay, thanks all. I'll try the M324s and if it doesn't fix the problem, I'll be back to ask for your advice.
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Old 09-23-13, 01:41 PM   #7
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Hi everyone, I got the Shimano M540 SPDs because I'm a depraved minimalist and can't stand more platform than absolutely necessary... hahahaha. So the drivetrain sounds quieter and the action is better, but there is still a clicking that goes when I pedal hard, uphill or just accelerating hard. I was told by a friend it might just be the frame complaining, but I only weigh 130 pounds... What should I look into next?
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you expect a lot from blind guessing by strangers .
where did you buy the bike ? is it a brick and mortar shop serving the cat 1 &2 race community?
I'd suggest an in person session there.
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Old 09-23-13, 02:10 PM   #9
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Actually, I bought the frame on ebay, and it has no important defects, then I put it together with mostly Campy parts. The bottom bracket is still freshly greasy and packed and it has no problems from what I can tell. That's why I thought it must be the pedals.
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Old 09-23-13, 05:31 PM   #10
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Read here for your clicking issue. There are plenty of things that could be the cause. Good luck. I know how maddening that can be.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...else-can-it-be
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