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wats the trick to get rid of the creaking with the egg beater 4ti pedals? Ive ridden with shimano xtr pedals, removing the creak. So i can be sure that the 4ti are the issue. Lots of people use these pedals especially with aluminum crank arms, but how do you keep them from creaking. I have tried grease and ti-prep, neither seem to make a difference.
 

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Maybe disassembling the pedals, cleaning the internals, inspect the spindle and bushing, regrease and see if it helps. The 4TI weak point is that area. The bushings can wear the Ti spindles faster than a steel spindle... Mine are starting to creak too, I'm planning to rebuild them this week.
 

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i just got mine this season, they are preatty new less then 300 miles on them. would they already be worn out?
 

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Dan Gerous said:
Maybe disassembling the pedals, cleaning the internals, inspect the spindle and bushing, regrease and see if it helps. The 4TI weak point is that area. The bushings can wear the Ti spindles faster than a steel spindle... Mine are starting to creak too, I'm planning to rebuild them this week.
This is what I suggested in your post in the weight weenies forum.

Depends on where you ride. The bearings could be cooked after 300km, if you ride in deep mud and rain. They could also go bad if you spray your bike down, but since you have a scalpel...I'm hoping you dont.

I would do what dan said, open em up and take a look around. If the bearings are done, tomorrow is Monday, give Crank Bro's a call. I'm sure they will be willing to help, you spent $400 on a set of their top end pedals.

If it does not work, we can go from there with diagnosis of other parts that could be suspect like saddle rails.
 

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I have broken many, many pairs of eggbeaters. I like them and still ride them but would rather someone ride a Shimano product if starting from scratch.

Never had a creaking issue.
 

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Dan Gerous said:
Yeah, they're light, they work great, best clip-ins and clip-outs but durability is where they lose many points...
I've been using Time ATAC pedals in one version or another since 1998 since that time I've have had ZERO issues with them ever sorry that folks can't say that about those crank brothers products.

doesn't matter how nice and light something is if you can't finish a ride/race due to the spindle breaking or the pedal falling apart.
 
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