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Ever get a bad pair of pedals?...(10 posts)

Ever get a bad pair of pedals?...MVN
Apr 5, 2002 9:28 PM
I got my new shoes and LOOK PP337 pedals yesterday and went for a short ride this morning. REALLY short. I rode down the street to a side street and began practicing clipping in and out of the pedals (first time with LOOKs). After about ten minutes, I roll to a stop sign and click out. After a few cars go by, I look down to click back in and I see a piece of metal with red paint on it on the ground. I look at my pedal and sure enough part of the top lip broke off and was lying on the street. And yes I did read the directions about how to get in and out of LOOK pedals. The only thing I can figure is that I got a bad pair because I turned my heel sideways like I read, and was told to do by the seller. I took them back to the shop and the owner is going to order another pair for me and replace the bad ones. He also let me borrow an old pair so I could ride this weekend. Anybody ever have an experience like that? I know they only cost $99 but they should at least hold up longer than ten minutes, don't you think? Opinions, speculations, advice, comments welcome. Thanks for your time. By the way, the new SIDI Genius 4's are fantastic (at least for the ten minutes I was in them, lol!).
Apr 6, 2002 7:36 AM
I got a pair of the composite (plastic) time pedals when they first came out. They've since been discontinued. Anyway, I headed out on my first ride and while still in the driveway as I clipped in the front of my right pedal snapped off. i got another set free, but i sold them to a friend and bought a pair of time criteriums a few months later...
Yep, but they were Ritchey's (nm)Chen2
Apr 6, 2002 12:37 PM
I got a bad pair of Ritcheys tooAFred
Apr 6, 2002 3:39 PM
I have Ritchey SPDs on 4 of my bikes and they all work flawlessly. Then, I put a pair on my new Kestrel and I damn near kill myself at traffic stop trying to clip in. Very dissapointing for an otherwise great product.
defective machiningJohnG
Apr 6, 2002 5:51 PM
I got a pair that didn't allow clipping in.

After talking with Ritchey they admitted that there was a small "bad run" of the pedals with a mis-machined hole for the claw thingy.

They will replace the pedals.

Yep, but they were Ritchey'sIcefrk13
Apr 7, 2002 7:57 AM
I hated my ritcheys that came on a MTB I had. They were complete junk.
MIne were worse...sctri
Apr 7, 2002 7:59 PM
I had one come off the spindal..(axel?)

but i suspect that it was the shops fault... that doesnt just happen.. lol

Wellgo pedals...Alexx
Apr 6, 2002 2:30 PM
Whatever convinced me to buy this piece of junk, I'll never know! Yes I put them on my commuter, and the right pedal broke while I was clipping in, crossing a busy street. Managed to get across the street 1-footed without getting my @$$ run over, but those pedals were in the trash by evening!
re: Ever get a bad pair of pedals?...RadicalRonPruitt
Apr 6, 2002 7:02 PM
No but I got a defective Shimano Dura Ace bottom bracket a few weeks ago. That was upsetting. Jap crap!!!
re: Ever get a bad pair of pedals?...czardonic
Apr 8, 2002 11:28 AM
Jap crap!!!

I'd call that pre-emptive karma.