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 Post subject: Tarting up SPD-SL pedals
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:17 am 
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I needed a pair of pedals for the Ridley Oval track bike and there were a couple of pairs of cheap used Shimano PDR540s in my garage, so rather than splash out on new pedals I fitted a pair of these. They are scuffed and scratched but in perfect working order so tonight I decided to clean them up.

I started by removing the rear sprung clamping part and the plastic sole plate, I then used wet & dry grade 400 to remove the original paint, scuffs and any cast marks that were hidden by the paint, then a rub over with wet & dry grade 1000 and next grade 2000 which makes the polishing up with Solvol Autosol a 5 minute job

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:25 am 
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Is the frame chrome also?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:41 am 
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You have done a lovely job on these. You mention the 'lastic sole plate' - it that the black plastic part of the clamp system? If so, how did you remove it?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:32 am 
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@ Nob
No the frame isn't chrome, it's black with silver, gold and white and just looks chrome in the picture as the fluorescent light hit the paintwork.

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The plastic sole is the baseplate part, the rear sprung part is the clamp system and is held on with a single Phillips screw


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:13 pm 
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ah ok - nice job on the polishing though..


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Polished up the other pedal today
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:31 pm 
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Another nice job and i love the bike too!!!

I see the black plastic bit in the pic above. Did you remove the plastic clamp to get the polishing done? I am asking as i am wondering how it can be removed.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Yes I removed the plastic clamp which is held in place with a Phillips screw head on the inside edge of the pedal at the crank arm side
See number 6 on the image below


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:19 pm 
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Thanks for that. I have the older DA pedals and where you have a screw i have a bar which seems to be pressed into the pedal. I am trying to work out how to remove it without damage.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:44 pm 
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There should be a pin of sorts on the left side in your picture) (towards the rear of the pedal which could be an Allen Key hex fitting


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