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Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby mdeth1313 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:51 pm

I posted this on WW, but figured I might get an answer here-

I have lightning cranks-- I've come to realize I need pedal washers to move my pedals a bit further from the cranks-- pedal washers from the LBS won't fit- I was able to modify some nylon washers to fit the bill-- is it safe to use nylon instead of steel washers? Reason I ask is the folks at lightning want to charge me $10 plus $5 shipping for washers which is pissing me off, especially since the cranks didn't come with them.
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby carbon cowboy » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:40 am

I'd ride er provided you still have plenty of thread insertion. beside's nylon is a ww,s friend.
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby Fuchs » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:51 am

i wouldn´t use nylon at this place. with nylon you do not have a real hard contact so pedal could flex a bit wich in a long time can wear out the treads and after a while the the nylon will "float" and wears out faster and faster.
use some aluminium spacers instead.
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby scooter916 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:17 pm

what pedals washers have you tried? I have a few diff brands I will measure the outside diameters today at work and let you know later his evening. If I have a set that work you can have them
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby dunlinii » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:14 pm

I would think nylon would work perfectly in this situation. It is surprisingly durable, and in some cases stronger than steel. You would be surprised at what it is used for in industry.
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby Ypsylon » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:53 pm

Must resist...

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dunlinii wrote:I would think nylon would work perfectly in this situation. It is surprisingly durable, and in some cases stronger than steel. You would be surprised at what it is used for in industry.


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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby Thomskie » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:30 pm

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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby dunlinii » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:40 pm

:oops: we forgot all the nylon, thats why it blew up.....
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby mdeth1313 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:44 pm

scooter916 wrote:what pedals washers have you tried? I have a few diff brands I will measure the outside diameters today at work and let you know later his evening. If I have a set that work you can have them



OD needs to be slightly less than 19mm, checked w/ digital and manual calipers.
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby mdeth1313 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:07 pm

So, I found some aluminum washers w/ an 18.5 OD and placed an order ($7 including shipping, for 5 of them)-- I'll probably have to drill out the center, but that shouldn't be a big deal, I've got a kick-ass set of drill bits and if that doesn't work, there's always the metal shop at the high school where I teach.

If anyone has pedal washers w/ an OD less than 19mm they're not using, I'd be happy to take them off your hands (or pedals)!
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby Mike K. » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:43 pm

I for one would like to hear more about this exploding plane engine!
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby dunlinii » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:10 pm

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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby Mike K. » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:02 am

Thank you sir.
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Re: Lightning cranks & pedal washers

Postby dunlinii » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:25 pm

I don't really know much, but I fear if I said anything and the company picked it up I would get my ass handed to me, sorry.
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