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What's wrong with this picture?
Posted by DE (more from DE) on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:36:40
In Reply to: Thin walled socket?, GFW3pedals [Profile/Gallery]
, Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:35:47
I don't use Speedplays but I've ridden for many years and this doesn't make much sense to me. Do the pedals give a sign of needing to be lubed? Modern sealed bearings don't need much. I ride lots of miles on various pedals and never lube the bearings and they never bind or give a sign of needing to be lubed. It was different in the old days of course. Many technically oriented cyclists use Speedplays and ride tons of miles and I have never heard this complaint. Nor have I ever heard a complaint of Speedplays being "throwaway" components. People ride tons of miles on them.
If it were important to remove these bolts to lube the bearings there would be a tool for it (whether the Park tool or a more specialized tool). It makes no sense to me whatsoever that you would need grind down a socket to do this. So I suspect there is either a tool for it or you don't really need to do it. I'd ask Speedplay and/or an experienced bike shop.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Thin walled socket?, GFW3pedals , Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:35:47
- Like Sondeen says, DE, Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:02:50
- What's wrong with this picture?, DE, Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:36:40 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Thin walled socket?, steve, Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:04:27
- Ask Speedplay? nm, DE, Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:24:43
- X2 lube process, Sondeen , Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:59:38
- Re: Thin walled socket?, Simon S, Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:41:57
- Re: Thin walled socket?, Simon S, Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:41:19
- Park?, Snowmobile , Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:35:31
- Re: Park?, GFW3pedals , Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:34:29
- Re: Thin walled socket?, TG, Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:32:31
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