New pedals for Scotty?

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New pedals for Scotty?

Postby europa » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:14 pm

How about theseMoo? :D

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Sadly, I forgot the note the URL of the carbon saddle I came across last week :roll:

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Postby Bnej » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:31 pm

I don't think CF is a good material for pedals. Pedals get rubbed against shoes a lot, so the material needs to be tough as well as strong.

As far as resisting scraping, grinding, bumps etc. CF is no better than plastic. I have heard a lot of CF pedals become sloppy as the material wears down.
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:41 pm

Nah,

She needs to upgrade the current Carbon RXS pedals to the ULteam Ti Carbon ones .......
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Postby moosterbounce » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:28 pm

Oh you guys!! :oops: I've given you all a challenge to find all the carbon bits in the world :D

I'm happy with the carbon RXS Times. They've proven pretty good so far (not that I've ridden this week :( ). Not sloppy at all.

These do look pretty cool though...and they'd match the bike...maybe I do need good ones after all :P
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:30 pm

Bnej wrote:I don't think CF is a good material for pedals. Pedals get rubbed against shoes a lot, so the material needs to be tough as well as strong.

As far as resisting scraping, grinding, bumps etc. CF is no better than plastic. I have heard a lot of CF pedals become sloppy as the material wears down.


Valid point Bnej

Well that is what CF is, its carbon threads encased in resin, ie plastic.

I would say that the issue is what kind of resin they use and what material the cleat is made of, with the emphasis on the cleat wearing not the pedal.

How many grams do you save with CF pedals ?
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:48 pm

mikesbytes wrote: How many grams do you save with CF pedals ?


On the Time RXS models, Carbon saves 35 grams total, and the Carbon/Ti model gets another 40 grams lighter !!!!
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Postby McPete » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:23 pm

So having a slightly larger pair of sunglasses, or slightly more water in your water bottle, and you've undone how much expenditure?
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Postby europa » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:37 pm

You've got to be careful not to wear hair gell - goodness knows how much weight that'd add.

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Postby McPete » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:08 pm

Careful, we shouldn't try to offend the weight weenies... they might come along and take our lovely steel bikes...
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Postby MountGower » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:46 pm

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Postby Bnej » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:01 pm

My next bike will be a steel one, but that's a fair way off.

I notice Dura-ace pedals are stainless steel, they look quite nice. Have to wear out at least one set of SPD pedals before I can have road pedals though. ;) I did accidentally pull out of an SPD today for the first time.

While I do have a plastic framed bike, and like it a lot, I don't trust it to stand up to any real abuse.
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:22 pm

The idea of carbon pedals is a bit scary. Or am I the only rider here to regularly touch the ground or obstacles? :shock:

Wouldn't the open frame design at the front be a poor aerodynamic choice? ~just thinkin'

If you don't like Weight weenies, push 'em to one side and eat the rice. :wink:

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Postby sogood » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:44 pm

Nothing worrying about CF if it's properly engineered. Take a look at your cycling shoes, pedals, frame, helmets and identify all the plastic parts. Like any material, it's only dangerous if it's inadequately engineered. But obviously the use of CF here is primarily for weight reduction and bling. It's clearly not designed for commuters who needs to clip and unclip every 100m. And if you regularly have pedal strikes, then maybe you should review your riding style, frame geometry and crank length. No material will be able to stand the stresses induced, in particularly the bearings.
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:21 pm

McPete wrote:So having a slightly larger pair of sunglasses, or slightly more water in your water bottle, and you've undone how much expenditure?


Being practicable are we. :evil:

Lets not kill passion with reality. :roll:

Now what shall I do about my 13.7% body fat.... :shock:
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:24 pm

The other problem with weight weenies is that you get less aero off them.

Mind you if the collide with you they are more likely to fall off than you.
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:32 pm

moosterbounce wrote: I'm happy with the carbon RXS Times. They've proven pretty good so far (not that I've ridden this week :( ). Not sloppy at all.



Guess what arrived on my doorstep today :D :D :D :D

To go with my nice shiny new shoes ... :D :D :D

Bugger about the rain though .....
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Postby moosterbounce » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:35 pm

Love to hear what you think about them...when you get to use them!! They are really good with my dicky knee and I don't think I could use others now.

Let us know how you go Michael.
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:39 pm

moosterbounce wrote:Love to hear what you think about them...when you get to use them!! They are really good with my dicky knee and I don't think I could use others now.

Let us know how you go Michael.


Will do.

The showes will be a big change as well. $40 Diadora specials from ebay and now they are a pair of leather upper Cannondale RS2000 (I think) with a RRP of $300 (got them for much less) which fitted fantastic when I tried them on.

Won't get them on this weekend, but hopefully soon.
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