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Old 03-14-2011, 04:24 AM   #1
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Gear Shots #70

Andrew Gower puts a set of Shimano Saint cranks, a pair of Straitline pedals and Blur goggles to the test in GS #70.

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Old 03-14-2011, 04:48 AM   #2
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150bux for pedals? LOL
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^ 25 cents for grease to stop creaky cranks.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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I have had one occasion for each side where the pedal has actually become completely un-threaded and fell out.I do plan on pulling the pedals apart and adding some grease, and will provide an update on the boards if this ever happens again.[/url]
I find that strange first time I ever hear that.Two thing that makes this strange.

1-Straitline has no threads, it's retaining clips, well actualy 2.
2-You do not need grease on these pedals thats one the good things about it.

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Old 03-14-2011, 04:04 PM   #5
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unthreaded from the crank or the pedal came apart from the axle?
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unthreaded from the crank or the pedal came apart from the axle?
Unthreaded from the crank - it was quite strange and hasn't happened since. Since I wrote the article I spent 10 days at the Mt Washington bike park and about 15 other rides. No issues.

I still check them religiously.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:17 PM   #7
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150bux for pedals? LOL
Here we are lamenting the loss of a long time local CNC company, and this is what you have to say about Straitline's prices? Come on...
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:44 PM   #8
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160mm length cranks ???

you sure that wasnt supposed to say 165mm ??
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I had the exact same thing happen with my straitlines, too.

It's definitely concerning as that's a great way to rip out the threads on your cranks. And yes, the pedals were properly installed, and they are installed to new style saints as well.

One other thing, it's really lame that the straitlines don't have an allen key in the back of the axle. When my pedals unthreaded, I didn't have a pedal wrench and almost had to go home and skip my ride.

for as much as these cost, they should be perfect.
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160mm length cranks ???

you sure that wasnt supposed to say 165mm ??
You are correct sir. I will advise the editorial staff.
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You guys were both using pedal washers when they backed out?
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I had the exact same thing happen with my straitlines, too.

It's definitely concerning as that's a great way to rip out the threads on your cranks. And yes, the pedals were properly installed, and they are installed to new style saints as well.

One other thing, it's really lame that the straitlines don't have an allen key in the back of the axle. When my pedals unthreaded, I didn't have a pedal wrench and almost had to go home and skip my ride.

for as much as these cost, they should be perfect.
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Interesting, and good point about the allen key. Also interesting that you also have them threaded into Saints. Coincidence? I have a pair of these on RF Turbines. I'm going to watch them closely but no issues yet. Love the pedals.
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You guys were both using pedal washers when they backed out?
I was. I think (in retrospect) that it may have been a "break in" deal. Maybe Straitline's machining is soooo accurate that the pedals thread in with very minimal interference. A less high quality pedal will not have as accurate a thread machined on it, which would provide more interference in the joint and be less prone to backing out.

Only happened the one time and not once since.
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"While it’s only been a month and a half, I haven’t noticed any considerable wear on the cranks or the finish. All in all, I would give these a 9 out of 10 on the “hackable” scale (only things that are free get a 10)."

Really? Damn I'm jealous... my Saints are showing harsh pedal rub after 3 rides...not a big deal but they just looked so nice outta the box....oh well...
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Here we are lamenting the loss of a long time local CNC company, and this is what you have to say about Straitline's prices? Come on...
$150 for set of locally, well made pedals is a bargain.

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I had the exact same thing happen with my straitlines, too.

It's definitely concerning as that's a great way to rip out the threads on your cranks. And yes, the pedals were properly installed, and they are installed to new style saints as well.

One other thing, it's really lame that the straitlines don't have an allen key in the back of the axle. When my pedals unthreaded, I didn't have a pedal wrench and almost had to go home and skip my ride.

for as much as these cost, they should be perfect.
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Good point about the Allen head. I always appreciate that little feature. Best if its an 8mm and not a 6mm head.
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