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Old 08-23-09, 06:19 PM
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Stupid junk candy pedals

So those crank bros candy pedals came stock on my MKIII.... I had some old TIMEs I was gonna put on em, but I figured I would give them a shot. I read they tend to have problems, being unservicable and my seize over time.

4 months later, no real harsh condition riding, maybe only 3-400 miles. 2 miles in, up the jeep road, stripped my crankarm. Well, at least the few last threads. soooo I figure, silly me, maybe they worked themselves loose, I havent been checking the tightness on them....

oh wait. its completely seized. spindle = no moving. Ad I cant put it back on to ride down, it will unthread as I try to pedal..... so I ride the rollers back with one leg on the downtube (a little fun at times).

I cant wait to gripe, get them warranteed or just throw them away, and then sell the new ones...


junk man, junk.
I guess so its a thread, rather than a rant.... anyone else crap these things out?

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Old 08-23-09, 06:40 PM
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I have had mine for about 1400 miles or so.....no problems yet although I am bummed out that they are not very serviceable. I dunno, they weren't really that expensive to begin with. I like the mud clearing aspect of them but when they get wet...whew, what a pain to click in. Jury is still out for me.
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Old 08-23-09, 06:58 PM
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In a real pinch, a pair of vice-grips can be used as a temporary pedal. But not to many cyclist lug those in their bike-bag.
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Old 08-23-09, 08:01 PM
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actually it was pretty fun trying to navigate with one pedal. the bigger problem was trying to figure out what to do with the left leg (on the downtube on a water bottle cage screw worked ok)

I was more worried about the right seizing as well and having no pedals.

Worst case scenario, could also try to bash the pedals apart to just leave the spindle or something... oh well.
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Old 08-23-09, 10:28 PM
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You could affix poles to the cranks and pedal by hand. But I don't know where your legs would go. Maybe you'd need to cut them off.....?
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Old 08-24-09, 11:27 AM
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I have 2 sets of the Candy SL's, and one set of the Quattro SL's which have the same mechanism. All have worked well for me for many thousands of miles. I find them to be easily serviceable via the threaded end caps and the replaceable cartridge bearings. When I have had problems (lost end cap on one of the Candy's, lost screws on the Quattros) I have found CB's customer service to be excellent in sending me replacement parts at no charge.
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Old 08-24-09, 11:41 AM
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You could affix poles to the cranks and pedal by hand. But I don't know where your legs would go. Maybe you'd need to cut them off.....?
I don't drink, but I coulnd't help but wonder what design ideas we could come up with after a few drinks and a pizza at Double-Ds in Los Gatos, CA.

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oops. I cant keep the Smartys from the Candys straight.... I have the non-servicable ones.. maybe thats the Smartys.

garbage that almost ruined my cranks. They are off in the mail this afternoon
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They stopped making Smartys. Go figure, same with the MXR eggbeaters.
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