superstar nanos paint issue

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superstar nanos paint issue

Postby MDobs » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:14 pm

I recently bought a pair of Nano thru pin flat pedals in white and after just two rides the white paint is cracking and peeling off in huge pieces. I know that some chipping is to be expected but this is like the entire length of the pedal just peeled off in one piece. I'm not happy with the quality, which is unfortunate as the size of the platform and grip provided are great and make a huge difference.

What are other peoples experiences of these pedals, have I just got a bad pair, and does anyone have any idea if Superstar will accept this as a warranty issue and replace them?

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:15 pm

Speak to superstar, but the whiteness is unlikely to last on any pedal for any length of time..

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby TheNorthernTrain » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:17 pm

Paint is always going to chip and flake especially when it is on such an exposed part of the bike.

This is the problem with white pedals... you cannot anodise in pure white, so to have white pedals it needs to be painted. Just suck it up, it's not superstars' fault - in general you'd get the same problem no matter what make.
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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby jimmy182 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:43 pm

Not strictly true you could get them powder coated which you would have thought superstar would do.

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby TheNorthernTrain » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:59 pm

Fair point.
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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby cooldad » Tue Oct 09, 2012 22:02 pm

No it's not
White is a stupid colour for pedals (and grips and saddles) IMHO.
But any colour will wear off sooner or later.
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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby MDobs » Tue Oct 09, 2012 22:13 pm

TNT - fair enough, like I said i was expecting chipping but just not the whole paint job to peal off after two rides. oh well, you have to pay fiver extra for the chrome option... i've just got it for free :wink:

i'm loving the extra grip compared to the stock wellgos that they replaced, I just thought that they'd use a tougher finishing. I've contacted Superstar so will see what they say, just seeing what others experience of them are.

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby jimmy182 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 22:19 pm

powder coating wouldnt flake off like paint does.

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby cooldad » Tue Oct 09, 2012 22:34 pm

@MDobs - probably not - anything on a bike should be black, natural metal, or if you want blingy - gunmetal. Red may be acceptable under certain circumstances as it makes you go faster. This is a well known fact.

@jimmy182 - in the case of white pedals, the sooner it all flakes off the better. IMHO as I said earlier, obviously.
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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby boristhespie » Thu Oct 11, 2012 09:21 am

Does it affect your or their performance?

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Oct 11, 2012 09:24 am

Contact Superstar before moaning on a forum.

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby welshkev » Thu Oct 11, 2012 09:26 am

the blue ones i had, the colour wore off so you could see the silver underneath, but definitely no peeling off
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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby BlueAdvocate » Thu Oct 11, 2012 13:13 pm

No issue with my orange ones apart from when I've scraped them on rocks, crashes etc; no flaking or peeling just user mis-use. No complaints.

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby Northwind » Thu Oct 11, 2012 13:20 pm

Aye, the other colours are anodised.

White is always going to come off a pedal but with my MG1s it took a long time to wear significantly, sounds like these are coming apart a bit faster than they should, but it's always going to happen sooner or later.
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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby felix.london » Thu Oct 11, 2012 13:37 pm

My M530's are still white except where they've been whacked/scraped on rocks and that's after a season and half of riding most days
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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby sdavies141 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 13:55 pm

I have them in white, after a year of heavy abuse probably lost 25% of the wite pain, still work fine though

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby Clank » Thu Oct 11, 2012 19:48 pm

jimmy182 wrote:powder coating wouldnt flake off like paint does.


If done properly, paint is actually a lot tougher - especially on aluminium. Never understood the fascination with powder coating - it's cheap and quick, but it's benefits end there.

It sounds in this case like the paint process hasn't been done properly (maybe a primer issue?) especially as others with similar pedals get better life from the finish.
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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby Davie mac » Thu Oct 11, 2012 21:42 pm

powder coating should be better unless they havent heated them corectly for the powder coating to adhere properly.

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby jimmy182 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 22:31 pm

Davie mac wrote:powder coating should be better unless they havent heated them corectly for the powder coating to adhere properly.


This.

Powder coating is far superior to painting when and where friction comes in to play and as a rule more expensive than painting for the exact same reason.

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Re: superstar nanos paint issue

Postby MDobs » Thu Oct 11, 2012 22:56 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:Contact Superstar before moaning on a forum.


I have contacted them and i don't think my post is out of order, I'm simply trying to establish if this is a normal level of wear or not, which i can only do by asking people.

As I said I'm more than happy with the function of the pedal. I knew that the paint would chip but wasn't expecting this much so soon. I've had a response from superstar and will be returning the pedals for them to assess so I'll see what happens.

Thanks for all the responses.


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