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Old 11-02-07, 06:03 PM
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alloy or steel pedal quill's ?

Ive noticed even high end (older) pedals often have steel quills, and that there are very few pedals with alloy quill's. What is the reason for this? Do alloy quills get stuck more easily in the crankset?(if so what kind of maintenence should i do?) Are they less durable? (I will be putting lots of miles on these new cranks).
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Old 11-02-07, 06:05 PM
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Quills? I don't know what part of the pedal you are referring to. Toeclips?
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Old 11-02-07, 06:15 PM
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If by quills you mean axles (also called spindles) this is a high-stress area that requires a lot of strength.

Steel is the way to go. Some models will use titanium for weight savings but often there are rider weight limitations. Breaking an axle is often an ugly sight.

I am not aware of any pedal that uses or has used (aluminum) alloy axles.
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Old 11-02-07, 06:25 PM
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yeah the spindles.... well now you can see some ebay item number 7198115858 .....they are not super rare and im sure there are more on ebay right now
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Originally Posted by SingeDebile View Post
yeah the spindles.... well now you can see some ebay item number 7198115858 .....they are not super rare and im sure there are more on ebay right now
The pedals in that particular auction are French threaded and will not fit any current cranks. Secondarily I would tell you to exercise caution when dealing with the eBay seller BananaBrain (seller of those French pedals) Even though he's based in the US, a lot of his items are located in Europe and the shipping times can be very long.

If you're looking for some similar pedals that will fit what you have (unless you have a French threaded crank, unlikely) look here: http://www.velo-orange.com/petoeclandac.html The MKS Touring or Road pedals are terrific, and you can add toe clips and straps if wanted.

Steel quills, strong and simple.
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thank you, but I do infact have french threaded cranks... (TA) I cannot really afford TA pedals, but i would like some decent french pedals to start with... and these looked nice. But thank you for the warning about delivery times!
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Old 11-02-07, 07:39 PM
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Interested in a pair of Lyotard 45's from a '74 PX10? They're too narrow for my feet. I retapped and switched to MKS Touring.
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The quill of quill pedals (otherwise known as road pedals) is the curved section that connects the front and rear plates. Track pedals are narrower overall by omitting the curved section. Touring pedals are like track pedals but wider.
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Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
The quill of quill pedals (otherwise known as road pedals) is the curved section that connects the front and rear plates.
That is a correct definition of a quill but includes the front and rear plates too as the quill and plates are all one piece.

Aluminum "quills" were obviously lighter but wore faster than steel. In the days of the old-style cleats and toe clips and straps, the cleats would wear out aluminum rear plates rather quickly so steel was much more durable. Campy sold replacement plates for their pedals for this reason.
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I also have some surplus Fr threaded pedals and have sent a PM to the OP.
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