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you fixie guys really running track pedals?

Old 10-17-08, 09:29 AM
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What's with all the GR9 praise? The bearings in mine where totally sh*tty.
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Old 10-17-08, 09:32 AM
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the Wellgos are fine, the same as the MKS but a little bit cheaper. They are also sold under the Dimension name. don't pay more than $20 for a pair; they are usually $16 or so online.

i have the Wellgos on one bike and the MKS Sylvan tracks on the other; the are identical in performance and ruggedness.
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Originally Posted by dealingwithit View Post
What's with all the GR9 praise? The bearings in mine where totally sh*tty.
Really? Mine were fine, although they did need some grease. Did you try that?
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Old 10-17-08, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by dealingwithit View Post
What's with all the GR9 praise? The bearings in mine where totally sh*tty.
the bearing arent great but they are cheap, flat, and reduce pedal strike. i have them on my bareknuckle and custom nuevos on my IF... they both work.
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Old 10-17-08, 09:37 AM
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i had some wellgos on my bike originally but i felt like they were starting to make clicking sounds and they are heavy so i switched them out for sylvan lites but those were digging into my shoes so i got the gr-9 pedal instead...so great
 
Old 10-17-08, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
Well, yeah, that's the point of this thread. I've read it's an issue, that's why I'm asking if it's real. Forgot to mention that both fixies are conversions with the stock 170mm cranks. I ride a single-speed conversion so I don't have to worry about pedaling through corners. Some of the track cranks are shorter, which helps.

So, looks like a few "yea's" for the MKS, but nobody's tried the Wellgo's. I would order one pair each, and find out for myself, if I could find them from the same online shop. Don't want to pay two shipping charges however.
It's just that I've never had any experience with conversions. I can't see my pedals hitting the street on both my track frames (gr-9's). It's not that I don't ride aggressive, it's that I can imaging my tires washing out an dumping me if I ever got that low.
Even on my 26" wheels mtn bike I've never hit the street, dirt, yea, street, no.
Anyway GR-9's rule.
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Old 10-17-08, 11:13 AM
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I like my WTB platforms. Probably $20 and they're threaded for cages so no nuts required. They also have a nice lube spot for the bearings.
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Old 10-17-08, 12:49 PM
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I never liked GR-9 pedals as they were too narrow for me. On the other hand, MTB pedals are too wide and I get pedal strike. Clipless pedals are a good balance.
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Old 10-17-08, 02:06 PM
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I am a new fixie/ss type but I put clipless on mine.
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