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    eggbeaters ebay scam?

    A few months ago I bought what I though were eggbeaters Cs on ebay...they came in a C box, but if I compare them to the pictures of the various eggbeater models on the crankbros website (http://www.crankbrothers.com/eggbeater.php) they look exactly like the MXRs, not the Cs. I think I got ripped off.

    Heres another example on ebay right now. The box is clearly marked C, they are being advertised as Cs, but they look like the MXRs.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Crank-Brothers-E...QQcmdZViewItem


    What the...?

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    are you thinking of the candy c?

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    looking at the crank bros website, it looks like the eggbeater C's have a flat edge on the spindle for a pedal wrench, where the MXR's don't.

    The pedals in that auction pretty clearly have the edge for the wrench, so I'd say there's a pretty good chance they're real C's. I don't know about the ones you bought previously, but that'd be the first thing I'd check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    are you thinking of the candy c?


    No, not candys...eggbeaters. The two lowest end eggbeater models are C (chrome) and MXR (mixer). Study the pictures carefully on the crankbros website, the bodies of the various eggbeaters models are different. Mine came in a "C" box but the pedals look exaclty like the MXRs....same with the current auction link that I provided above.

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    also, It'd be a lot of work for very little gain to get a bunch of eggbeater C boxes and switch them out with marginally cheaper pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffonst
    also, It'd be a lot of work for very little gain to get a bunch of eggbeater C boxes and switch them out with marginally cheaper pedals.
    You'd think...but thats what it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffonst
    looking at the crank bros website, it looks like the eggbeater C's have a flat edge on the spindle for a pedal wrench, where the MXR's don't.

    The pedals in that auction pretty clearly have the edge for the wrench, so I'd say there's a pretty good chance they're real C's. I don't know about the ones you bought previously, but that'd be the first thing I'd check.

    Yeah, your right...I hadn't noticed that. Mine have the flat edge for a wrench as well. However look at the body of the pedal...its clearly a MXR body, not a C. Perhaps what I have, and whats in the auction, is an older version of the C, no longer shown on the crankbros website.

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    yeah, now that you mention it, they do look more like the mxrs than the c's, with that black lip around the spring area.

    Maybe they're last year's model or something?

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    There 2005 model year eggbeaters. Maybe even '04. What you bought is exactly what Performance bike is selling for $89.99

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    One good way to know...weight them

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    They're the old models of the C's
    the MXRs didn't even exist before this year.
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    Thanks for the help. It looks like I got an older version of the Cs, which basically are the same as the new MXRs.

    Basically, I think this thread can now die. RIP
    Last edited by mihlbach; 05-05-06 at 12:42 PM.

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    you mean "this thread now can get hijacked"

    who wants the honors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffonst
    looking at the crank bros website, it looks like the eggbeater C's have a flat edge on the spindle for a pedal wrench, where the MXR's don't
    Older eggbeaters had the flat for a wrench. I think it changed between '02 and '03
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    man i know what a scam
    i bought this and it was wasnt what i expected
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