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  • slowjo

    Wow! There’s a fair bit more metal than that on mine!

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    samuri, were you making a prison shank?

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    Interesting, I’ve got the same old XT’s fitted to my DH Bike, with a bit of heel rub, not sure how I’d gauge the level of wear without taking a hacksaw to them.

    Just goes to show though everyone blathered on about needing steel pedal thread inserts to make cranks sufficiently “tough” only for them to be eroded over time by riders socks…
    Probably not the predicted failure mode when they were designed…

    I think I might start looking a Heli-tape for my next pair…

    Wow. I think a couple of wraps of duct tape round my cransk might be in order. MAybe even a cable tie.


    To be fair, all cranks are made for nancies as far as I’m concerned. None of them can withstand samuri-power.

    Snapped Crank by Jon Wyatt, on Flickr

    P1010498 by Jon Wyatt, on Flickr

    crack by Jon Wyatt, on Flickr

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    *biffer alert*



    I’ve got a set of those XTs that I’ve just replaced, but they’ve gone on a spare bike that will only see light use – they’ve got plenty of heel rub on them – maybe I’ll do the ‘tap’ test to see how thin they are…

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    Samuri wins for most wear-like a Rizla!

    I have the same model XTs as the OP, they’re from about ’06 are’nt they?
    Mine were on my mtb, then last couple of years on the commuter. Massively polished up both sides (i only ride flat pedals).

    I wonder how long they will last. Now i know what they ‘should’ be like, i wonder if they will sound thinner if i tapped them?

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