Bowties and Bolts for Speedplay Zero

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by TiSpindle

If you want information on titanium spindles it is better to contact me by email or phone me. I will give you an update. My phone and email are on website.

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by Rick

Speedplay pedals were originally an all aluminum body. I had some. But they went to "bowtie" inserts of steel because the aluminum wore pretty rapidly.
I would stay away from aluminum. Titanium might be OK for a while, but I suspect that the hardened steel is going to be the best, for only a small penalty in weight.
Ti is good for sttrength-to-weight, but steel will still have a harder, longer-wearing serface.

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by Gregorio

I think you are talking about 2 different things. Ti is for the spindles and Aluminum or steel is for the bow ties. I dont know of any Ti Bow ties.

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by daryl1

Does anyone know the spindle length of these Ti ones in comparison to the stock speedplay ones?

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by Gregorio

The stock Speedplay Ti spindles are 2 or 3mm shorter than the stock Steel ones. I measured them once but I dont remember.

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Steel spindles are available in several lengths. Ti defaults to shorter than the steel. I ride both and don't notice the difference.

Al bow-ties by Cadence are great. Sure, a bit of wear, but it's my race bike, which I don't ride every day. If they wear, I'll replace them. No big deal -- relatively cheap.

A fantastic upgrade: most of the bang of the Nanograms for a small fraction of the buck.

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by daryl1

Sorry I wasn't clear, I was asking if anyone knows the length of the titaniumspindles.com spindles.

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by ferrarista

anyone know the difference between the X2 stainless spindles weight compared to the Tispindles?
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daryl1 wrote:Sorry I wasn't clear, I was asking if anyone knows the length of the titaniumspindles.com spindles.

64mm not including the threads for the nanogram type spindles using a cheap tape measurer.

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by williamsf1

anyone know why the Ti ones are slightly shorter?

does this effect Q factor ( i.e. will it feel different to cro-mo / stainless stock ones?? )

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by Gregorio

I have both stainless steel and ti spindles pedals, I do not notice a difference switching back and forth on bikes.
And yes...the q factor will be less with the shorter ti spindle.

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My Al bow-ties are finally giving up the ghost on my left pedal (the one I clip into and out of most often). I'm not sure about mileage: I usually ride my Ritchey Breakaway to keep the Fuji from daily wear.

I'm checking to see if I can get a replacement set... Bryne & co clearly don't smile on this sort of thing.

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by dereksmalls

I went down this route of replacing Bowties and bolts, the bowties are no longer advertised on the website btw. But I went with the ti ones instead of the aluminium purely for the fact they will last longer. All good so far after a few months of use.

But one pedal is really hard to get into now, I have to force it quite a bit. I hadn't changed cleat tension from what it was previously so it was def. the new bowtie that made it harder to clip in. Almost to the point where I have ridden for 9km with only one foot in - thankfully it was a flat ride before I could finally get my foot in after much swearing and nashing of teeth :x


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by dereksmalls

Sorry I should have said - Toronto Cycles - they had alu and ti ones when I enquired last year - I also got Ward spindles though so they are extra blingy - and light.

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