Thanks for the info. So you bought new springs and o-rings from Crank Brothers then?
Well yes, albeit indirectly. Down here in Oz, CB won't deal with customers directly, so regular humans like me are forced to order parts via two
tiers of middlemen. Consequently, spare-parts are horrendously expensive, plus you rarely receive the parts that you ordered; instead you get whatever the middleman happens to have in stock, or reckons you should get. Suffice it to say that buying brand-new pedals online would have been considerably cheaper, faster, and less hassle than going through the dealer channel. :madman:
But back to your question, I think those springs are probably only obtainable from CB themselves. However, regarding the O-rings, I worked out they're not any of the common sizes you'll find in DIY O-ring sets (I know, having been there & done that). But
I happened to order a few spares, which you could easily run a micrometer over. So on that basis, there's every likelihood you could obtain something very close at (say) your local bearing supplier. I know my local CBC
outlet stocks oodles of different O-ring sizes. Having said that, it would need to be a really
close fit, since these mechanically hold the pedal-body in place (ie. they do a lot more than simply keeping contaminants out).
Seems there is remarkably little wear on the "wings" for the amount of wear on the springs.
You're quite right; I guess most of my of kms are on-road. Also, I try
to pick smooth lines that minimize risk of pedal-strike, plus my 29er has an insanely tall BB height to start with.
Can you see this wear while the pedals are still in one piece?
Have a look at pics 1&2 (in my original post I mean). They are intended to show the excessive freeplay in the bails, that was my reason for rebuilding them.
My feet have been popping out of one pair of my cleats unexpectedly on one, but not my other pair of my eggbeaters. Do steel springs wear out as quickly as the Ti ones?
What an excellent question! To be honest, I don't really know what material those springs are made out of. Nor what the different anodized colours mean (if indeed they mean anything). On that topic, I think it would be really useful if there were such a thing as an EggBeater parts-list (complete with part-numbers).
I just examined the worn springs, and I can say that whatever they're made of, it feels pretty lightweight! Also, it sticks to a magnet, which tells me it's NOT Titanium. So on that basis, I'm guessing they're most likely spring-steel of some sort?
Finally, based on your description, I reckon there's every chance your Eggie springs might
be more-or-less reuseable; So I'm suggesting that just replacing O-rings alone could posssibly fixup your pedals (but I'm no expert).