crank bros eggbeaters with tennis shoes



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Chickenfriedjee

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I ride my bike to work and would like to find adapters for my crank bros eggbeaters (very cool by
the way) to work with plastic platforms for street shoes.

I've found that the normal SPD plastic platforms are hindered from mating with the beaters'
retainers.

Any hints/experience?

Adam
 
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Ryan Cousineau

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chickenfriedjeezus <[email protected]> wrote:

> I ride my bike to work and would like to find adapters for my crank bros eggbeaters (very cool by
> the way) to work with plastic platforms for street shoes.
>
> I've found that the normal SPD plastic platforms are hindered from mating with the beaters'
> retainers.
>
> Any hints/experience?
>
> Adam

Have you considered a custom job? Try grinding the mounts off the SPD platforms, then bolt a pair of
Egg Beater cleats to them.

One other thought: unlike two-sided SPDs, the mechanisms on an Egg Beater pedal seem to be linked
(at least from the photos I've seen; I haven't used them). If you try to clip into the pedals while
a platform is clipped onto the opposite side of the pedal, you might end up un-clipping the pedal.
Whether this would happen in practice is not certain.

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Ryan Cousineau, [email protected] http://www.sfu.ca/~rcousine President, Fabrizio Mazzoleni Fan Club
 
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chickenfriedjeezus <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I ride my bike to work and would like to find adapters for my crank bros eggbeaters (very cool by
> the way) to work with plastic platforms for street shoes.
>
> I've found that the normal SPD plastic platforms are hindered from mating with the beaters'
> retainers.
>
> Any hints/experience?
>
> Adam

if you're handy, and have a few bucks spare for some new cleats, I imagine you could make your own
platform, or take the spindle out of an old pair, drill spd spaced holes, and screw a second pair of
egg beater cleats on. should work if you take care. then again, i could be wrong.

cheers
 
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Chickenfriedjee

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>if you're handy, and have a few bucks spare for some new cleats, I imagine you could make your own
>platform, or take the spindle out of an old pair, drill spd spaced holes, and screw a second pair
>of egg beater cleats on. should work if you take care. then again, i could be wrong.

Well, I had a pair of old Suntour Sprint pedals with Campy Cages and wrecked bearings.

I pulled the spindles and bearings out, discarded them.

I filed a boxed-out flat spot into the bottom of the pedal that corresponded to the cleats. Then, I
drilled (please don't flame me for destroying suntour parts) two holes into the pedal plaform.

[Hey, aren't you glad I didn't tear into the Super Record or Superbe Pro pedals?]

I inserted two nuts into the cavity where the spindles had been, and bolted the eggbeater cleats to
the bottoms of the suntour pedals.

Result: weird.

It looks like a pair of retro pedals--aluminium cages, leather toestraps. . . . but they clip
into/out of the eggbeaters. Could even use my old wooden shoes, I suppose.

Problem: The height is about 2 cm. Feels weird, like using 155 cranks . . . Also, the pedals hang
upside down (moreso than usual).

Pros: Looks cool. Improved Q-factor over the eggbeaters, which are a bit wide.

Cons: Weird. $20.00 for cleats. Sacrificed admittedly worn out Suntour parts. . . somewhat difficult
to snap into place.

Surely I'm not the only one faced with this? Anyhow, I'll probably fabricate some flat, aluminum
plates that have a lower stack height. Seems like Crank Bros might want to think about this. . .

--Adam
 
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