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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed May 23, 2018 5:33 pm
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I recently stripped my shimano spd pedals.
I used a Teflon grease for the bearings.
Now the pedals seem to jam now and then when spinning.

What have I **** up?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:53 pm 
Retro Guru

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At a guess you’ve got a rouge bearing. I’d strip it back down ASAP otherwise it will wreck the pedal.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've not ride it yet, but on spinning I wasn't happy.

I saw that I need to get special tool to do the locknut up while holding the bearing cover now


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:14 am 
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Did you strip the axel down then? I normally just reomve it clean it and the inside of the pedals and refil 1/3 with grease and when I refit the axel the new grease pushes the old grease out the top?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:23 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Dodgy bearing (wrong place, cracked, flat spot?), locknuts not tightened properly.

That'd be what i would look for.

Do you have the special interlocking cone socket set (googling tells me its TL-PD33) makes adjusting them a doddle.


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