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Old 07-05-13, 04:35 PM
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Broke a pedal today.

The title says it all. I broke a pedal on my commuter. First time this has happened since 1967.

Anyway it was a Sun Tour XC Pro greaseguard, and there are no more to be had.

If there's anyone out there not using a pair of these, or has an unmatched left one please PM me if you're willing to sell.
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Can't help with a replacement, but you have my sympathy for your loss!
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Am I missing something - specific year/cage? There seem to still be some xc pro greaseguard (different that regular xc pro) out there.
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eBay? Someone's gotta be selling some.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sunt...ee#ht_64wt_958
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUNTOUR-XC-P...6#ht_287wt_958
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SUNT...c#ht_805wt_958
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Yes, Thanks CNY Bikeman. I already found those and will bid, and hopefully will end up with a pair. Cosmetic match isn't critical to me, since all I really need is the spindle.
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
... since all I really need is the spindle.
Having a small metal lathe like a sherline or chinese 7x10 is great. Having a friend with one is almost as good. Making up small parts like spindles is easily doable with such tools... Like bikes, tools are always N+1 :-)
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Originally Posted by PlanoFuji View Post
Having a small metal lathe like a sherline or chinese 7x10 is great. Having a friend with one is almost as good. Making up small parts like spindles is easily doable with such tools... Like bikes, tools are always N+1 :-)
Even if my labor is 100% free, turning a spindle out of 4140 or 8640, heat-treating it, and maybe plating it will cost many times more than the price of a used pair of pedals.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suntour-Supe...21157415150%26

.....you know you can buy these for 32.50 a pair, right ?

......and these for fifty.

I don't mean to disrespect your suntours, but MKS turns out a nice product.
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I don't mean to disrespect your suntours, but MKS turns out a nice product.
IIRC, MKS made SunTour's pedals.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suntour-Supe...21157415150%26

.....you know you can buy these for 32.50 a pair, right ?

......and these for fifty.

I don't mean to disrespect your suntours, but MKS turns out a nice product.
MKS is Plan B

Thanks for the help guys. I'm using my 45 year old Campy Records in the meantime. It's just that the XC pros were perfect for the bike which sees everyday all weather use. They were also fairly wide for good pedals so they were nice to ride in the loafers I use for commuting and utility riding.

If I don't find something nice, I'll make up some wider cages for my old Barelli pedals, of which I have a few dating from before going clipless on the road.

I appreciate the help and sympathy, but mainly I was just venting. I'm not used to breaking stuff, and this is the first pedal I broke since going Campy in 1967. So, once again, Campy's are the only pedals I've never broken.
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
Even if my labor is 100% free, turning a spindle out of 4140 or 8640, heat-treating it, and maybe plating it will cost many times more than the price of a used pair of pedals.
I don't disagree, but being able to manufacture a replacement is often the only way to keep old stuff running. Also I am not sure that a pedal axle would need to be heat treated high carbon steel. Mild steel wouldn't last as long, but I suspect it wouild still get a reasonable lifespan. Anyway, best of luck finding something you like to replace those pedals!
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
broke a pedal on my commuter...Sun Tour XC Pro greaseguard...left one please
Did the road & mtb pedals use the same spindle? If so I might be able to help you out. I think I've got a set of the corresponding road pedals without cages - I recollect the road bodies/cages had one less attachment screw. I'll look through my stuff tomorrow and let you know.
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Did the road & mtb pedals use the same spindle? If so I might be able to help you out. I think I've got a set of the corresponding road pedals without cages - I recollect the road bodies/cages had one less attachment screw. I'll look through my stuff tomorrow and let you know.
Thanks, I believe they do. PM me with details if you have something
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Sucks when a part you love gives up the ghost. I have to ask -- did you take any pictures of the damage? (Might be of interest to whomever runs the pardo.net site.)
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Sucks when a part you love gives up the ghost. I have to ask -- did you take any pictures of the damage? (Might be of interest to whomever runs the pardo.net site.)
No pictures, but it was a clean brittle fracture near the step for the bearing. I suspect that the spindle might have been harder than I might have spec'd, but in all fairness these pedals had about 25k miles on them including a decent amount of heavy loads, such as high gear sprinting of the short roller coaster hills on my daily commute.

Stuff happens, and I know there are nice pedals out there, but the feature I liked most for this all weather bike was the grease guard which made maintenance a snap.

If I find pedals I like with a removable dust cap, and can find a spare dust cap to match, I'll make up a grease fitting in the spare cap and duplicate the easy service aspect. I hate having to take stuff apart just to clean and lube, it's such an unnecessary waste of time.
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