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Old 12-30-21, 07:44 AM
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The Mailorder King of Pedals?

Is there a mail order bike shop (preferably US-based so I can avoid expensive shipping charges) that could truly claim to be the King of Pedals? I'm looking for a lightweight resin pedal (~250g per pair) with a 9/16" thread, good bearings, CroMo spindle, and installable with a hex-wrench (allen wrench). I have such a pair made 30 or 40 years ago in Germany that are as good as new. Nobody seems to make them anymore.
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If you can come to grips with an extra 110 grams, Race Face Chesters are what you’re describing.
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Did you search eBay?

I don’t know the brand or model, but there are NOS Union 9/16” pedals.

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That would be nice. I see pedals as disposable. Have had them last less than one ride (the crap resin pedals WABI sells) to about 5 years (Performance Bike Platforms). Crank Brothers, Shimano, MKS and all other name brand have lasted somewhere between those times.
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I would recommend checking out the VP-538. Maybe not 250 g but under 300 g, I think. Sealed bearings and a sturdy spindle. Victor makes good pedals.

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buy it at REI after reading the warranty. Might be as good as it'll get within reason.
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Did you search eBay?

I donít know the brand or model, but there are NOS Union 9/16Ē pedals.

John
The ones I have are Union but there was nothing quite the same on eBay; I've been checking for the past few weeks.
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I would recommend checking out the VP-538. Maybe not 250 g but under 300 g, I think. Sealed bearings and a sturdy spindle. Victor makes good pedals.

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Thanks, I'll give them a try. A pair is on order.
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