these are the best pedals ever. So I bought mine when there was just one Speedplay pedal model. Those were the days, Nirvana was at the top of the charts, and there were few options in the pedal world. Like Nirvana speedplay was something different, something that was revolutionary, yet made so much sense.
I have ridden my first pair of speedplays for 20 years, through all sorts of conditions, and weather, until a bearings finally gave up the ghost the day before a race, and that pedal would no longer rotate smoothly. I bought a brand new pair of the same pedals, and ordered a new bearing kit. After pulling the pedals apart and putting in the new bearings, the classics still spin like a dream. I no longer have to swap my pedals between my racing and winter bike I now have two awesome pairs of pedals that I imagine will have another 20+ years of riding before I have to worry about them.