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Old 2010-03-10, 02:36 AM   #31
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I'm down with the dirt. It's nature's locktite.
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Old 2010-03-10, 03:08 AM   #32
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I'm down with the dirt. It's nature's locktite.
Haha, why not go all the way and take off those pesky bearing caps too! After all, a smooth rotating wheel without any friction just isn't enough challenge! And while you're at it, make sure to get a good helping of mother earth into your seat tube and magura lines! Good times!
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Old 2010-03-10, 03:16 AM   #33
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super simple solution, at least for those of us in the countries where we can get non metric hardware.
Buy the right thread sized bolt in stainless steel, run it through the crank from the back side and cut the excess bolt flush with the crank..
Now when out on the trail you can break that bolt loose with the pedal wrench and turn it out with your fingers through the spokes or what works for you, and switch them to the other hole..
Being stainless solves the corrosion / water problem, and if you shop well you'll find bolts that will fit the pedal wrench.
Weight issues? Really? Seriously? I just weighed a similar bolt, 2 ounces. remove a sticker or two to make up for it or drink less beer / soda that day
Alright, you got me -- being a weight weinie is just my excuse for being too cheap to pay the couple bucks for something (heavier) that might not be functionally much better than the free (and lighter) crap lying around in my garage.
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Old 2010-03-10, 03:20 AM   #34
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At least this little thread I started has spawned 3 pages (so far) of interesting ideas in quick succession. Bouncing around new ideas and getting people thinking is a good thing!
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Old 2010-03-20, 10:39 PM   #35
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I filed the first thread on this pedal from my Coker to show what could be done. The starting thread was removed up to where it became full height. Giving it a flat or even a reverse face like a tap will clean just about anything. It will work just as well on the left handed thread of the other side.
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Old 2010-03-21, 04:25 AM   #36
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I filed the first thread on this pedal from my Coker to show what could be done. The starting thread was removed up to where it became full height. Giving it a flat or even a reverse face like a tap will clean just about anything. It will work just as well on the left handed thread of the other side.
Now just don't cross thread that thing, like you said it is like a thread tap.
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Old 2010-03-21, 04:58 AM   #37
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Now just don't cross thread that thing, like you said it is like a thread tap.
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Old 2010-03-21, 09:59 PM   #38
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Hey Terry, when you make millions from this remember I suggested it a while ago

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...8&postcount=10

Happy to share the millions though
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Hey Terry, when you make millions from this remember I suggested it a while ago

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...8&postcount=10

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Haha, great minds think alike! It's really a no-brainer imo, and the dual holed cranks should come with a protective plug or cap. But easy to do on your own anyway, if you so choose.
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Old 2010-03-21, 11:14 PM   #40
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there is some round insulating foam that i got from lowes to use as backing for blowgun darts ... that would work fine. if you wanted something that screwed in, get some plastic bolts and thread in from the inside and cut off the excess with a hacksaw or something. idk about the side that has left helical threads.
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I'm down with the dirt. It's nature's locktite.
you're down with the earth when you UPD.
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Old 2010-03-21, 11:55 PM   #42
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I also think that in addition to these caps being made, that they should be included with every pair of dual holed cranks at no extra charge, just like crank axle hole caps or bar end caps, etc. I will expect my percentage once they are being produced, haha!
So you want a percentage of "at no extra charge"? I think Kris would be willing to do that
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You people are seriously over-engineering what is an extremely simple problem with an obvious solution. Just keep pedals screwed into all of the holes. That way none of them can get clogged with dirt or, heaven forbid, water. I presume you all have some extra pedals laying around.
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You people are seriously over-engineering what is an extremely simple problem with an obvious solution. Just keep pedals screwed into all of the holes. That way none of them can get clogged with dirt or, heaven forbid, water. I presume you all have some extra pedals laying around.
That would be silly - think of all the extra weight throwing the wheel off balance.

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Old 2010-03-22, 09:53 PM   #45
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I can't find the post, but someone in this forum used MKS quick release pedals, and put the posts in both holes! This kept dirt out of the threads, and he could pop off the pedals and pop them onto the other position in a few seconds! Simply Brilliant.

http://www.ebikestop.com/mks_promena...als-PD4318.php
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