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

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Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 09:34:36 -0500
From: "The Bike Stand" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Why do rider's left pedal bearings tend to knacker ?
To: "Don Wilson" <>, "Classic Rendezvous" <>
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That is funny I can come up with lots of reasons for the right but not the left set. Steven Steven Willis The Bike Stand 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Wilson"
To: "Classic Rendezvous"
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 8:25 AM
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
> D.C. Wilson
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