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Old 06-24-11, 06:18 AM
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pedal snapped off...

towards the end of my ride this morning - i pedaled home on the 'nub' - not easy - had to walk the last hill

this ever happen to anyone - i'm a masher - outta of the saddle - and big - 6'2 205 - but still i was suprised - the pedal must of bent during an out of saddle climb - as it had a wobble - i noticed it was bent but was only 5 miles from home so i figured ah i'll just replace at home (no other choice actually) - 2 more miles and snapski

i prepare for everything (thats why my pack weighs in 10lbs+)

but i aint carrying spare pedals
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Old 06-24-11, 06:24 AM
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Which of the 11 bikes was it on?
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Old 06-24-11, 06:27 AM
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my kabuki - its cursed actually - i think its the demonic face on the headbadge

i cant get a good ride on it

mysterious pinch flats

punctures

loose cotters

creakin saddle

its always something

today my ride was going well and i thought - aaaaah - this is nice...and then...
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It happened to me when I was 11 jumping the creek about a mile from our house, Evil Kenevil style. Luckily the nub came out easily and I could put a stick in the hole for a pedal.
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but i aint carrying spare pedals
Yes, but will you be tomorrow?
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Yes, but will you be tomorrow?
it would be kinda mcgyver-ish of me to whip out a spare pedal after one breaks off huh
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What kind of pedal was it?
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HTI 792 Taiwan are the only markings
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essentially...

http://cgi.ebay.com/HTI-RAT-TRAP-9-1...3#ht_500wt_922
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Marley - To bad - This also happened to me as a kid about 10 - Bam I was in the gutter with on coming traffic and in front of my friends unable to cry till I got home - My Western Flyer had failed me - Glad you are OK and I hope this does not keep you from continuing to torture your pedals in a crawl - I am going out to the garage to check my pedals right now cause you know - Some times its just your turn...
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this happened to me twice (both sides, several years apart). pretty much that same pedal as well. the second time I was standing up, accelerating around a bus. kind of scary.
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thanks guys - the kabuki and i got back to business this morning with a new pedal and it gave me the best ride since i've had it - i would say the issues this bike has had have finally been ironed out - i was showing my buddy - to snap the pedal like that - well - u couldnt do it if u tried
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Originally Posted by KOBE View Post
It happened to me when I was 11 jumping the creek about a mile from our house, Evil Kenevil style. Luckily the nub came out easily and I could put a stick in the hole for a pedal.
You win the award. You didn't break your ankle and you found a workaround.
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Originally Posted by marley mission View Post
it would be kinda mcgyver-ish of me to whip out a spare pedal after one breaks off huh
Eh, just stick a stick in the pedal hole an you're good to go.
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