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Old 02-25-21, 12:26 PM
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From a mfr process standpoint it's much faster/cheaper to stamp them. Less precision required, less machining required, fewer parts to source. I can't see any reason using screws and a threaded pedal body would be better from a mfr standpoint.

In terms of serviceability, these were lower-end, lower-priced pedals that weren't designed to be serviceable aside from bearing overhaul and spindle replacement. They were $10 retail-ish items in the '70s-'80s. The pedals with replaceable cages were $50 retail back then.

And fwiw, Campy NR/SR pedals had stamped cages throughout their production run. If you bashed/smashed your Campy pedals bad enough to damage the cage enough to make them unridable, you replaced them. If the cages just looked bent and ugly but you could still ride them, you rode them. Or replaced them.

Also fwiw, at Suntour we had lots of complaints from dealers that consumers were trashing their Spb Pro pedals trying to replace the cages. Lots of stripped screws and unhappy buyers.

Originally Posted by niswanger View Post
Darn, would be interesting to know why this method? To me, both from a manufacturing process and service ability screws would have been better. Yes I can get them fairly clean, but I need to have the cage removed to get a proper surface prep on the body and cage to have the best anodize result (which will be black dyed cages, turns out sort of smokey colored and zero dye/clear on the body). Yes I can certainly do the machine work to make this happen, it's not just a matter if I want to run down that path? Thank you for responding.
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