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    Do you use pedal washers with your Sugino cranks?

    I wonder about this; all of my "newer" style cranksets (external bb race face, truvativ, etc) come with pedal washers. However, my Sugino 75's did not.

    I removed my MKS pedals last night to put some toshis on, and I noticed how marred the aluminum is around the pedal threading on the crank arm. Are you supposed to be using pedal washers with the Sugino cranks or what?

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    since appearance is the strong suit of the 75s, yes, you are.

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    Hey Adriano, what cranks are you running

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    Outside of carbon cranks, why the **** do you need washers?

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    The wrench flats on cheap MKS pedals like the Sylvan and Stream create an offset gouge in the crank arm; models like the RX-1 have nicer spindles with a fully circular seating surface beyond the wrench flats, eliminating the need for pedal washers. Installing/removing the cheaper MKS pedals a few times creates an uneven seating surface at the spindle and crankarm.

    I'm wondering if there's people who have noticed this issue after a few years of use and said to themselves, "Hell, I wish I'd have used some pedal washers".

    I mean, the question really isn't that complicated.
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    Wanting to keep your cranks looking nice is perfectly reasonable, they're expensive and maintaining the threads and area around it will help re-sale value if you ever sell them in the future.

    This is a case where there's no negative to using the washers, so why not? I haven't noticed any long term harm on my aluminum cranks, but there is some marring.

    You can get a set here: http://www.velo-orange.com/pedalwashers.html

    Or, probably from your LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo! View Post
    Hey Adriano, what cranks are you running
    i run and rock suntour cyclones without washers.

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    Yea, you're right Rudetay.

    Amidst all the flaming I seemed to have answered my own question.

    This forum is the probably the best resource on the internet for quick, straightforward answers, pbft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudetay View Post
    Wanting to keep your cranks looking nice is perfectly reasonable, they're expensive and maintaining the threads and area around it will help re-sale value if you ever sell them in the future.

    This is a case where there's no negative to using the washers, so why not? I haven't noticed any long term harm on my aluminum cranks, but there is some marring.

    You can get a set here: http://www.velo-orange.com/pedalwashers.html

    Or, probably from your LBS.
    How will a washer maintain the threads?

    Also, I don't buy **** with the intent to sell it again. When I buy something I intend to ride until it's ground into the pavement.

    I see no point in using washers on Al cranks. Had several second-hand cranks and none were ever used with washers and none ever saw ill-effects either.

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