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Garmin Vector/Exustar pedal body swap

Old 01-20-19, 01:56 PM
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Garmin Vector/Exustar pedal body swap

The Garmin Vector (1 and 2) pedal body is based on the Exustar PR2 road pedal, but a new pedal body costs more than double what the PR2 goes for.

It seems like you might be able to simply use the exustar body. They have the same fixing nut and are visually identical.

Has anybody tried this? Did it work?

It might be that the placing and diameter of bearings is completely different inside to accomodate the electronics. Or it might not.
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Old 09-15-20, 11:14 AM
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I took the plunge, bought exustar pedals and made the swap. It didn't work. The Garmin spindle in fact has a larger diameter. I also screwed up the exustar pedals, so those are now useless. Learn from my mistake and don't try this, it's a waste of time. What works is buying a new Garmin pedal body. Do that if your old vector pedals are getting loose with age, it works great.


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The Garmin Vector (1 and 2) pedal body is based on the Exustar PR2 road pedal, but a new pedal body costs more than double what the PR2 goes for.

It seems like you might be able to simply use the exustar body. They have the same fixing nut and are visually identical.

Has anybody tried this? Did it work?

It might be that the placing and diameter of bearings is completely different inside to accomodate the electronics. Or it might not.
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Old 09-15-20, 12:42 PM
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Was this just to save the little more cost of a re-build kit for the Garmin Vector pedals? Or was there something wrong with them that re-greasing and rebuilding won't do?
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Old 09-20-20, 08:16 PM
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Sorry for your loss, but thanks for taking one for the rest of us.

This sounds exactly like the kind of thing I would do, especially the screwing up the new pedals part.
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