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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:08 pm 
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I have some well used V8 pedals and there is some axle play, is it possible to fix them with new bearings?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:13 pm 
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Rebuild might sort them out. Depends on how much play an how long they have been riden like that


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:35 am 
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new bearings and rebuild will sort them out, simples with a pedal spanner and the right size socket, pack of with loads of grease. i have found that getting the preload on the bearings right can take a few attempts but they are a very simple pedal


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:42 am 
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Even if the new bearings don't eliminate the play, maybe a metal sleeve can sort it out?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Inspect all the balls, cups and cones - if all good once cleaned a rebuild will indeed sort them out. Fiddly job. You'll need a 12mm socket and a 15mm open spanner, and a flat screw driver comes in handy for holding the cone in place when tightening the locknut IIRC.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:44 pm 
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Dead Rats wrote:
Inspect all the balls, cups and cones - if all good once cleaned a rebuild will indeed sort them out. Fiddly job. You'll need a 12mm socket and a 15mm open spanner, and a flat screw driver comes in handy for holding the cone in place when tightening the locknut IIRC.


Looks like I need a special tool to undo the cone nut.


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