Right before KoB, I started having problems with my shoes coming unclipped from my Crank Brothers Eggbeater SLs. I thought it might be an issue with shoe interference, as I had recently replaced my shoes. After replacing cleats, trimming the shoe tread, trying different shoes, I determined it was the actual pedals themselves; comparing them to newer pair there was all kinds of play in the retaining bars.
After corresponding with Crank Brothers, they sent me an RA and I shipped them back for repair. Last night they responded they'd fix them for $20.
I don't mind that they need to be maintained, I do mind they need to be sent back to have that done.
I also wasn't crazy about the two times that the pedal body came off the spindle (different pedal sets, but within weeks of each other). First time I was able to get the body to stay on the spindle and limp out of the woods, second time I had to try and ride the greasy spindle out.
I wasn't crazy about the Eggbeater MXR pedals on my commuter being disposable either.
So that's it, going (gone) back to Time. I had made the switch back mid race season 2009 after the pedal off spindle incidents, but was lured back by the light weight.
Time's are heavy, at least the old school ATACs I like are, but they are bombproof.
Saving 1/4 doesn't do you any good if you can't pedal to the line.