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Old 10-03-06, 05:42 PM   #1
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eggbeater short spindles

Eggbeaters are great pedals, but since day one I've felt like they were a little too wide for me. I have had knee problems almost every time after I did power workouts. So I thought I should try the short spindles, and got them.

It's too soon to tell as I have used them for only 3 rides, but so far I liked them a lot. First time I clipped in, it felt much more natural than before. I did an easy ride first just to make sure my knees are ok, and then the second time I did some power climbs and a couple of sprints. No pain on my knees yet (and hopefully never again ).

The installation was only a matter of minutes. I love the simple design of these pedals. Here's a few pictures:

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Old 10-03-06, 06:17 PM   #2
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Did you take a picture with both spindles side-by-side? If so, post it up. Curious to see the difference in length.
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ah no i didn't . The difference according to the specifications is 4.27mm.
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Very nice, now don't dissapoint me, what was the weight savings?

I did the upgrade last year except I went with the standard length ti spindles, at least I believe they are standard. Could you take a measurement from the crank to the black seal?
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Only 43 grams over SL spindles. Still fine though, since weight this time was not my biggest concern

It measures 18.5mm (give or take .5) from the crank to the edge of the seal.
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Yup, mine are the standards. Measure 22 mm from crank to beginning edge of the seal. I want those gold end caps, those are purdy!

This is from when I did mine. My pedals are about three years old. Were the older bodies lighter?


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Why, why is yours lighter with the long spindles?? ....

Yeah, older bodies must be lighter I guess. Mine are 2005. Or may be I'm just unlucky.

I really like those gold caps too. Those would match nicely with your frame. I wonder how they will look like after a few crashes .

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