So last Thursday I had a few beers and was riding at the Peel Sessions [post-sprints]. I had a nice fakie line and went to cut a sharp turn when I got pedal strike on my new pedals. Well, the pedal threads being steel and the crank arm threads being forged aluminum, STRIPPED the crank threads clean. I was in awe. Literally, they shaved the threads right off! These were brand new Sugino RDs and I know how to install pedals!