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Anybody else have this problem with Time Pedals(4 posts)

Anybody else have this problem with Time Pedalsabicirider
Mar 8, 2003 3:19 PM
Boy what a surprise was just clipping in pedal for start of ride today next thing I know half the Time pedal is laying on the ground, I wonder if duct tape will work, but seriously has anybody else had a similiar problem, the way it snapped I'm thinking it was a faulty pedal, it is the magensium model anbd I'm not a big guy 5'5" 150-155 dont think my size broke it.
Any thoughts comments appreciated.
Be safe out on the roads
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
re: Anybody else have this problem with Time Pedalsabicirider
Mar 8, 2003 3:24 PM
magnesium corrosion?Fez
Mar 8, 2003 7:00 PM
You can do a search on magnesium to confirm, but I think the downside to magnesium is the possibility of corrosion unless treated or sealed properly.

You may have worn the pedal body to the point where moisture entered the body and it began to corrode.

FWIW, I have used Time Mag pedals for over 10 years, so everyones' experiences may vary.
Mar 8, 2003 8:36 PM
Last fall, I banged my right pedal (a Time, about 5 years old) going around a corner into work. That evening on my ride home, the right pedal snapped of the crank in the middle of a sprint. Luckily, it was the right pedal and I fell away from trafic and I only had a few cuts and some pretty severe road rash. I would be careful about using older Time pedals; I think this was similar to your experience as it seems like the magnesium body cracked and this lead to the total failure. Good thing you were still in your garage!