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    Time Atac question.

    I ride Time ATACs usually without any issues. Twice I've had my right pedal housing come loose from the shaft. I have 2 bikes one with Aluminum housing and one with the composite housing and it has happened on both. Once on the road and once on a tame single track at Mac. Both times I was stop and reassemble without fouling the grease or biting it while riding. Is there a trick or known issue I need to do or will this just be a once a year surprise?

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    HEH HEH HEH...how old are the pedals?

    how many miles had you put on the pedals when these problems happened?
    It’s impossible to rate welding/brazing quality by looking at a finished frame joint, even an unpainted one. Files, sandblasting, and a good paint job can take care of that. Such a joint will look stellar unpainted, but won’t last. Yet people all the time look at frames and say, “Nice welding/brazing…” The point isn’t to make you paranoid, just to stop saying things like, “That’s nice welding/brazing,” when you see a painted/unpainted frame. -- Grant Petersen

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    Couple of years, not worn out. I'm married with children, don't race, have 3 other hobbies/sports I participate in and keep my bike maintained by James and Howard at Action. Bike parts that are 2 or 3 years old are far from worn out. They were probably an older model when I bought them because they were E-Bay fodder. In both cases the large silver cap on the crank side unscrewed it self and the peddle housing came off spindle with housing staying on my cleat. Luckily It was kept clean and reassembly on trail and road was both easy. I have rechecked a number of times, always finding housing tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by car!os
    HEH HEH HEH...how old are the pedals?

    how many miles had you put on the pedals when these problems happened?
    The first set that did it was probably at 50 or 60 miles or less of very light family riding on road and trail (attached to an old ridged Hard Rock that I have a Trail-Gator hook up for my son's bike to be a trailer). The other pair has been ridden much harder for a few years before the surprise. All on single track, mostly locally San Antonio, logs, rocks, drops.

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    HEH HEH HEH....sorry about hte reply delay.....odd that it happened so quick.

    you may want to have them sent back to Time and let them know what happened.

    510-264-1001...they can give you an RA# and let you know what's best.
    It’s impossible to rate welding/brazing quality by looking at a finished frame joint, even an unpainted one. Files, sandblasting, and a good paint job can take care of that. Such a joint will look stellar unpainted, but won’t last. Yet people all the time look at frames and say, “Nice welding/brazing…” The point isn’t to make you paranoid, just to stop saying things like, “That’s nice welding/brazing,” when you see a painted/unpainted frame. -- Grant Petersen

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    Thanks for the number

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    no prob
    It’s impossible to rate welding/brazing quality by looking at a finished frame joint, even an unpainted one. Files, sandblasting, and a good paint job can take care of that. Such a joint will look stellar unpainted, but won’t last. Yet people all the time look at frames and say, “Nice welding/brazing…” The point isn’t to make you paranoid, just to stop saying things like, “That’s nice welding/brazing,” when you see a painted/unpainted frame. -- Grant Petersen

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