Beater Blockers

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  1. ECOdork

    ECOdork Pope of Chili Town

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    ECOdork Pope of Chili Town

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    I'm hoping so too. My shoes have become "gouged out" by my beaters (so they are not very tight while engaged) and I have thought to myself that all you would need is a thin piece of metal to prevent that...that's what these are.

     
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    ECOdork Pope of Chili Town

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    Update 1:

    The beater blockers came in the mail yesterday. That was QUICK! as I ordered them Sat! Haven't tried them as my shoes are still in UPS truck....

    Appear simple, straight-forward, and-well machined. Will update when I get everything slapped together.
     
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    I hope mine arrive soon, I ordered mine the same day as well. I'm in the market for new shoes so I won't be able to try them out right away. I look forward to your update.
     
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    I have a set of Mallets. Do these wear shoes aswell. I've not had them for that long, so I don't know... If so, I'll get these boys.
     
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    I have a set of mallets as well and I don't think they have contributed as much to the wear on my shoes as the eggbeaters did. Part of that I believe is due to the additional support of the platform versus the completely exposed mechanism of the eggbeater.

    At least that is what I believe.
     
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    ECOdork Pope of Chili Town

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    I was under the same impression EndoMaster. Rode with the mallets for over a year without noticing any probs.

     
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    Make sure to keep on the regular updates, Lance. I just bought new shoes and my old ones are pretty tore up around the cleats. Might look into some of these beater blockers.
     
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    ECOdork Pope of Chili Town

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    Shoot gonz, if you just got new shoes I wouldn't hesitate to order a pair!

    Cheap insurance for expensive shoes.


     
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    Good news as I'm gonna get some Shimano carbon shoes soon & want to keep them for a while...
     
  12. ECOdork

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    So far so good. I slapped those puppies on some new shoes. Only able to spin around the hood, but nice and secure.

    To be honest I bet they would even work well to revitalize an old pair of shoes.

    I'll update when I get a full ride in.
     
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    Well as far as I'm concerned these things work great!

    Essentially all they do is replace the cheesy plastic spacers--mine were toast when I removed them--that came with your CrankBro pedals with well-crafted metal ones; simple yet functional!

    CrankBro really should include a set of these with their pedals or offer them as an accessory.

    updated link:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Crank-Brothers-...ryZ36137QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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    Thanks for the updated link, Lance. I was having issues trying to find a good auction that was still selling. Ordered mine btw. :beer:
     
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    Do they feel the same when clipping in and out?
     
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    They feel like they did when they were new but worn-in...if that makes sense.

     
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    I think I deserve a great big pat on the back for letting you eggbeater users know about these. I also wanted to let you know that 959's don't require the use of 3rd party add-on accessories.

    Seriously, I'd buy a set of eggbeaters if somebody would loan me a set for a few rides to try out first. Isn't the weight savings between the eggbeater and 959 rather significant?
     
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    SScheetz Cracking frames since '88

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    Thanks for the update. I'm gunna get some. I have old shoes with huge trenches in them from years of egg beating. They still work ok with the beaters but rattle like mad on the small bumps.
     
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    I bought some today as well. I'm hoping they will bring back some resistance to unclipping when pivoting my foot sideways. It may be the cleats themselves, so we'll see.
     
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    Hopefully these help both you guys! Though if your old cleats are trashed, I'd imagine that new cleats would provide additional resistance. I got new ones within the year (incorrectly thinking they were the source of my loose-ness problem) so I waited...but the next set is going to be 'dem fancy brass cleats. Suppose to last longer.



     

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