Thursday, August 19, 2010

Crankbrother Eggbeater last and final.

Where this explains that…
The problems I reported, plus some other manufacturing details that I did not yet talk about, seem to come from a retooling of Crankbrother for their new pedals. They probably shifted the old tooling to another plant during said retooling to keep the supply line full.

I wish I had had the time to X ray the cleats (might still do in the future) and so other tests, but I moved from France to Belgium, thus removing my ability to do so…

But if the products are anything like the pictures on their site, I think I’ll remain a client. Even the new premium cleats seem well made; I just hope that the shim is better than Shimano’s that uses high carbon steel and breaks too easily on tightening. As always, I’ll tear them down to pieces (I do that with everything that involves my life) as soon as I get my paws on them.

I was about to moan about a pedal that died with 60 000 or more Km’s – the ridge holding the “bushing” was worn down, making the pedal “jingle” – but it would be ridiculous.
So I just took the old bodies with the new pedals and some "good" cleats I have in stock and used those... And then my training bike's frame broke.

In the next post I’ll talk about my dead Crankbrother pump… I know, I bitch and moan…

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