Re: [CR]Stronglight 49D Tragedy


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Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 20:47:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Stronglight 49D Tragedy
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <8C84C2F511A25AD-BE4-28D7@FWM-D42.sysops.aol.com>


One aspect of this story reminds me of a theory that I've had for a while, relating to Lyotard pedals. That is, all Lyotard pedals have the same threading, regardless of whether the markings indicate French or English. If this is true, you're always taking a bit of a chance when using them with an English threaded crankset.

I base this on my observation that every Lyotard pedal I've ever handled seemed very loose while being installed in the crank arm. This was the complete opposite of things like Sheffield pedals, which always felt a bit tight.

But, as the saying goes, your mileage may vary...
     Cheers,
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)


--- oroboyz@aol.com wrote:


> Craig wrote:

\r?\n> << Stripped out the threads on my

\r?\n> Stronglight 49D! Lyotard 460 pedals. How it happened is

\r?\n> beyond me.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> What are my options? >>

\r?\n>

\r?\n> A good bike shop (!) can install a heli-coil and restore that

\r?\n> crank. At

\r?\n> least as long as it's not Metric threading (still possible

\r?\n> for sure but

\r?\n> no one here stocks French threaded helicoils)

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Dale Brown

\r?\n> cycles de ORO, Inc.

\r?\n> 1410 Mill Street

\r?\n> Greensboro, NC 27408 USA

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\r?\n> -----Original Message-----

\r?\n> From: cmontgomery <cmontgomery15@cox.net>

\r?\n> To: ClassicRendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

\r?\n> Sent: Mon, 22 May 2006 19:49:54 -0700

\r?\n> Subject: [CR]Stronglight 49D Tragedy

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Took my ASC equipped Viking Road/Path out for a 45 mile

\r?\n> spin on

\r?\n> Sunday. Got 9 miles into it when I heard/felt an "thunk."

\r?\n> Next thing

\r?\n> you know my left leg is spinning away and my right is

\r?\n> dangling there

\r?\n> with a pedal and toe clips attached. Stripped out the threads

\r?\n> on my

\r?\n> Stronglight 49D! Lyotard 460 pedals. How it happened is

\r?\n> beyond me.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> What are my options?

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Craig Montgomery

\r?\n> Tucson

\r?\n> It was a rough 9 miles back.