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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:34 pm 
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I bought ones from Rockbros and their manufacturing tolerance isn't up there. One of the spindle could not fit into 137z bearing. I had to file it down and that was a chore. 1,000 kilometres or so later, my needle bearing HK1010 on that same pedal was screwed (all the 'needles' fell off, needle grooves obliterated). Not sure if directly related to poor fitment since the initial issue was with the segment in contact with bearing 137z. Nevertheless, I'd shy away from them.

In the picture attached, you can clearly see that the spindle could not go all the way in. The part shaded red should be inside the pedal body. After careful measurement with vernier caliper, the segment in contact with bearing 137z was 0.1mm thicker than the one that went in.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:37 pm 
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@ ex, when I was looking around I saw other people had that issue too.. kinda put me off them. Did you get you try for a refund? Maybe so cheap you didn't care.. :P


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:43 pm 
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@Shrike, I didn't bother. At that time I just bodged it in. 1,000 km later though, I wish I did. Blah.
Do J&L's have this problem? Ward seem to charge a lot for shipping so I'm a bit reluctant...


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:14 am 
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People wants parts of advanced materials, expect highest grade but dont want to pay for it . . .

The shipping prices for Ward were Always (dunno for sure it changed)
$5.65 for USA and $24.05 International

Besides the hiigh grade in titinium and production tolerances the Biggest advance of the Ward spindles is the availability in diff lenghts.
72.4mm,
76.2mm (stock ti spindle length)
78.6mm (stock stainless and CroMoly length)
82.55mm
85.8mm.
91.8mm

All this and more information is already on the forum in the known spindle topics.

There is only one right route for a forum and that is to keep information around a subject centralized.
This topic causes that information get splintered on the forum.

Noone benefits from splintered information in multiple topics.
People benefit to find all important info and discussion on the same place.

Time to rethink.


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:02 pm 
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@BRM I wish WW promote you to a moderator. Duplicate threads closed. Threads merged. All things centralised. Nice and tidy.

On the topic of J&L, I'm not asking for the best thing. Best metal strength, best customer relation: no, not really. Just something that works will do. And oh I've used the search function too. Information on J&L is a little sparse, so I ask publicly so maybe someone would chime in, just like I did with Rockbros for OP.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:11 am 
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Workswell 095 complete. 15.2lbs without pedals!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:32 am 
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I have done the same would highly recommend one of the mentioned American outfits.
The reason that info is sparse on the interwebs is because there have been legal issues with Speedplay.
But if you look hard enough, you'll be able to find them.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:29 pm 
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BRM wrote:
People wants parts of advanced materials, expect highest grade but dont want to pay for it . . .

The shipping prices for Ward were Always (dunno for sure it changed)
$5.65 for USA and $24.05 International

Besides the hiigh grade in titinium and production tolerances the Biggest advance of the Ward spindles is the availability in diff lenghts.
72.4mm,
76.2mm (stock ti spindle length)
78.6mm (stock stainless and CroMoly length)
82.55mm
85.8mm.
91.8mm

All this and more information is already on the forum in the known spindle topics.

There is only one right route for a forum and that is to keep information around a subject centralized.
This topic causes that information get splintered on the forum.

Noone benefits from splintered information in multiple topics.
People benefit to find all important info and discussion on the same place.

Time to rethink.

To follow up on BRM's post, Ward still going strong.
Current shipping costs $6.90 for USA, $25 to Canada and $34.00 International
Received my spindles today, 9 days to the UK.
Both product and service have been excellent


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