[CR]Why do rider's left pedal bearings tend to knacker ?

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea)

Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 05:25:32 -0800 (PST)
From: "Don Wilson" <dcwilson3@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Why do rider's left pedal bearings tend to knacker ?

While looking to scavenge pedals from my junk fleet, I noticed that most of my junkers had one with good pedal bearings and one with worn pedal bearings. The pedal with the worn bearings tended to be on the rider's left side. As my junk fleet comes from thrift stores, and includes English, French and Italian marques, and both high and low quality bikes, I consider this a randomized sample with an N of 14. :-) No, I have not actually counted up how many have bum left pedal bearings, but it seems anecdotally significant. :-) Has anyone else noticed the phenomenon of worn pedal bearings tending to be on the rider's left pedal? If the phenomenon were not attributable to random chance, why would this phenomenon tend to occur?

Don "Am I Suffering from Multicollinearity" Wilson Los Olivos, CA

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