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Snapped Pedal Axle(8 posts)

Snapped Pedal Axleburdiman
Apr 22, 2003 4:16 PM
Has anyone else ever snapped their pedal axles? I just snapped my second in under a year. This one threw me down and gave me some good road rash. Both times it has been with Look PP 396 pedals (and during intervals).

Are there pedals out there with stronger axles? I am a Clydesdale (around 230lbs).

re: Snapped Pedal Axlepitt83
Apr 22, 2003 4:57 PM
Sounds like bad luck. I've been riding LOOK for 15 years and never had problem. I weigh 230 +/- 15lbs. Hope you're OK; sounds scary.
re: Snapped Pedal Axleburdiman
Apr 22, 2003 4:59 PM
Yeah it makes you a little hesitant to really crank down on them. I just can't believe two in one year. Oh and I didn't mention the Keywin pedals whose axle I bent about 6 months ago.
re: Snapped Pedal AxleBaadDawg
Apr 22, 2003 5:55 PM
Installing my new pp396 tomorrow. Hope I have better luck
re: Snapped Pedal Axlecipolini2b
Apr 22, 2003 7:47 PM
It'd be dumb to go with the same pedals again. Try Campagnolo Pro Fit Pedals if you want to try something new. They operate very much like looks do (the cleats look very similar), and the bearings are smoother. I've never heard of any of their axles breaking. Good Luck.
... not LOOK but...Akirasho
Apr 22, 2003 11:04 PM
I have snapped two right SPDs in the past.

This was probably about 4 years ago... and I've not experienced anything like it since... the two were within a year of one another... bad batch?

BTW, one leg "training" is not fun... miles and miles from home.

Be the bike.
just orderedburdiman
Apr 23, 2003 6:49 AM
the new shimano PD-R600 (ultegra model Lance pedal) so I hope those work better. I had just lost my hesitation to full power intervals. Man o man.
PP 396: $90.00coonass
Apr 23, 2003 7:04 AM
Save some $$$ @