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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-07-05, 06:58 PM   #1
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sugino 75s suck...

...well, at least the pedals do. I bought these Sugino 75 carbons a while back, been riding them on the street since. On the way home tonight, crossing 36/Madison, I all of the sudden (on the downstroke) hit the top tube near hard enough to prevent any future hope of having kids. I looked back at my bike to see the culprit, and noticed that one of my pedals was completely gone.

The axle snapped in half. These pedals are probably about 6 months old. SUCK!









Anyone have any good experience with the strength of vintage Suntours? Or is this my time to go to Eggbeaters...
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Old 11-07-05, 07:01 PM   #2
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Are those plastic?
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looks like a steel axle. man that must have killed!
was the pedal still on your foot after the spindle broke?
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Old 11-07-05, 07:06 PM   #4
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Yeah, the axle is hollow steel, the body is some sort of carbon-impregnated plastic. They look sort of dubious (the bodies at least) in photos, but up to this point I was really happy. It seems like the axle is hollow, and the walls are awful thin. Needs me some cro-magnon pedals, or something.

Yeah, the pedal stayed on. I was lucky that I hit heel first, otherwise I would have skidded on the pedal body and really racked myself.
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Old 11-07-05, 07:10 PM   #5
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WOW. I need to see this in person. Suntour trash is good to go. Carbon..

HMM ....stay away and get standard stuff from now on.

All that exotic stuff has a place not on the street.

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Old 11-07-05, 07:14 PM   #6
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Yeah, no kidding.. only reason I picked them up was because I got a killer deal -- almost literally
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Killer deal seems to almost got the best of you .

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Ouch!

I remember the my rule with BMX was that light stuff makes doing fun stuff easier, but heavy stuff might save your ass.
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Old 11-07-05, 09:53 PM   #10
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that is some scary ****
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Sorry about your pedals.

Those tires are sweet, though!

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Ya, the tires are great... Michelin Axial Pro Tour de France special edition in red/white/blue. Fun
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Old 11-08-05, 02:10 AM   #13
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I don't want to be rude but those are lightweight track pedals and they're not meant for riding everyday in the street. Sure they spin nice and very lightweight but I wouldn't trust 'em at all.

Theres a good reason you don't see them for sale at many places, because they're designed for weight wennies to use occasionally on a velodrome.

The plastic/carbon housings will crack and fail over time due to weather and simple knocks. The axles aren't burly etc. IMHO pedals are not somewhere to save weight.

And please don't blame the cranks.
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Old 11-08-05, 02:31 AM   #14
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This must be national pedal failure day.
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Old 11-08-05, 10:00 AM   #15
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get urself some MKS's and be done with it.....
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