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Old 01-23-10, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RIC0 View Post
So you've used WD-40 and your chain fell apart or what was the negative affect of using it??? I just want to here from somone why they choose not to use it besides, ummm well your not supposed too use it. Not trying to start a pissen match I just want some good feedback from people with some facts.

I read a study on chains were a test was ran at a university with chains that had lube and chains with no lube. Both chains performed the same and neither chain showed more wear than the other. The point they wanted to make was that lube, oil whatever you want to call it is there to keep crap from getting into those areas that are to remain clean and unihibited with foreign debris.
OK - here is my real reply:
WD40 removes dirt and grease....... oh forget it, watch this - see if it changes your mind
http://bicycletutor.com/no-wd40-bike-chain/
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Old 01-24-10, 04:58 AM
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Back on subject here,
My Shimano SPD's are fine. I will admit I have no comparison, never ridden any other pedal besides platforms.
I have never had any issues with my SPD's besides a little ice build up. I don't maintain them like I should either, everynow and then I might drop a little bit of oil here and there.
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Old 02-10-10, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by RIC0 View Post
eggbeaters = suck

If trying to clip in and the pedal keep rolling over and over sounds like fun, then get u sum.
Excellent concept, poor execution. The fabrication is low quality. I haven't owned a single pair that didn't have a catastrophic breakdown. Axels break, bearings sieze due to poor sealing, the cleat bolts strip very easily and some of them didn't have the correct allen driver size.

Despite the fact that Crank Brothers will replace everything with minimal fuss, I will NEVER buy another Crank Brothers product. The quality control is horrible and it's dangerous to ride on something that has failed so often under XC use. Seriously, the bearing on an Acid pedal seized and twisted off the end of the axel. It was 5 months old.
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Old 02-10-10, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by sscyco View Post

The university of Phoenix?
No it was Johns Hopkins. The cleanliness of the drivetrain is the determining factor in efficiency. This might lead one to believe that one should use waxes. But waxes don't flow so once a wax is displaced from the rollers, it doesn't go back.
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Old 02-14-10, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BearSquirrel View Post
No it was Johns Hopkins. The cleanliness of the drivetrain is the determining factor in efficiency. This might lead one to believe that one should use waxes. But waxes don't flow so once a wax is displaced from the rollers, it doesn't go back.
So...... Your really gonna side with Rico on this? My Eggbeaters have performed flawlessly for 5 years and i never used wd on a chain**********??? What chu gonna do huh huh/ what what huh/
Sorry dude but you and I have disagreed in the past and it's because I feel your advise is strictly based on your experience.
Others ride differently. Please new riders, take this mans advise as all others, including mine, with a grain of salt.
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Old 02-15-10, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
So...... Your really gonna side with Rico on this? My Eggbeaters have performed flawlessly for 5 years and i never used wd on a chain**********??? What chu gonna do huh huh/ what what huh/
Sorry dude but you and I have disagreed in the past and it's because I feel your advise is strictly based on your experience.
Others ride differently. Please new riders, take this mans advise as all others, including mine, with a grain of salt.
Kosher or iodized?
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Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
So...... Your really gonna side with Rico on this? My Eggbeaters have performed flawlessly for 5 years and i never used wd on a chain**********??? What chu gonna do huh huh/ what what huh/
Sorry dude but you and I have disagreed in the past and it's because I feel your advise is strictly based on your experience.
Others ride differently. Please new riders, take this mans advise as all others, including mine, with a grain of salt.
I hesitate to feed the juvenile troll but ...

http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/ho...ug99/bike.html

As far as your good experiences, chances are you are not putting your pedals through as much stress as I am. Congratulations on your good experience with Egg Beaters. But I am going not only on my own experience but the countless posts of people talking about how quickly their Egg Beaters failed them. I know guys locally who continue to ride them but they have the cliche "bike racer physique". What speaks to quality is when your products address the needs of the cycling population as opposed to a few racer boy testers.

By all means, if they fit you, continue to enjoy your Egg Beaters. They are a great design. However, the manufacturing and tolerances of their products are terrible. For those of us over 200#, there is good reason to be wary of Crank Brothers products.

Born2BaChick (sp?) It's pretty obvious that you are relying on your own anecdotal evidence instead of keeping an ear out to what other people are experiencing. Please don't let your particular experience crowd your judgement regarding a product that so many people have difficulty with.
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Old 02-15-10, 07:09 AM
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What a great thread! A chainlube skirmish breaks out in the middle of a clipless thread. Old members return and accusations of trolling are levied. I vote we throw some mech vs. hydro brake posturing in here and make this a megasticky.
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Old 02-17-10, 03:49 AM
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I dig eggbeaters. Weigh 275-ish, always use The SL versions, haven't had one break yet.

Maybe my Mojo's suspension is so buttery that the pedals don't get stressed at all.
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Old 02-21-10, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
There is always consistent fail in Eggbeater threads.

Buy them. If you take care of them and don't weigh 350 pounds then they won't break.
You mean if you're under 200# and you like to sit and spin instead of hammering hard out of the saddle, they won't break.

BTW, I had a pair of Acids go out on the road which was pretty much all sit and spin. They're overpriced, well polished mediocrity.
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Old 02-21-10, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi View Post
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Born2BaChick (sp?) It's pretty obvious that you are relying on your own anecdotal evidence instead of keeping an ear out to what other people are experiencing. Please don't let your particular experience crowd your judgement regarding a product that so many people have difficulty with.
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Old 02-22-10, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by santiago View Post
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I keep confusing BikeForums with Twitter. People keep complaining that I'm not funny. How can I be Matthew Perry with the authoritative demeanor of Sheldon Brown?"

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Old 02-22-10, 02:31 PM
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Dear Diary,

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Old 02-22-10, 03:51 PM
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I've had 3 or 4 pairs of eggbeaters of several models and have never had a problem with any of them. I still have the original cleats on my shoes and have had no problems with them, though it is probably time to replace them as they are getting pretty worn down. Also I am 230lbs and ride a lot of different conditions on road and off, geared, fixed, etc.. You cant beat the price for 50 bucks you can always get another set if the first ones break. Also I never perform any maintenance on them and they all still spin as smooth as the day I got em. Maybe Im just lucky like that.
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Originally Posted by Milice View Post
I know to many people who have broken set after set of eggbeaters. I use nothing but speedplay frogs.
+1 I love Frogs.
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