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Rebuilding Look 296 Pedals(4 posts)

Rebuilding Look 296 PedalsChainstay
Apr 16, 2002 7:24 PM
Anybody know how to do this? They don't come apart like my old Dura Ace pedals and the Dura Ace wrench slips off the nut. Are there special tools? The Look and Park Tools web sites were no help.

PS The Shimano Europe site has exploded views and shop info on all the Dura Ace and probably other components as well
re: Rebuilding Look 296 PedalsLC
Apr 16, 2002 8:55 PM
There is a special Look wrench that a couple of the on line shops carry. I don't remember which shops though.
re: Rebuilding Look 296 PedalsMike Prince
Apr 17, 2002 5:04 AM
In the absence of the "proper" tool (a small plastic "donut" with splines on the inside) you can also carefully use a set of channel locks in conjunction with a rag to loosen the lock nut. Inelegant but with some careful application this will work. Careful though as the locknut is plastic and a replacement would probably be impossible to find. Other options are Loose Screws/Third Hand or your LBS may have the proper tool and be able to loosen/tighten it for you. I guess it depends how big of a hurry you are to get inside the pedals. The lockring is really not on too tight so it shouldn't be too tough to get off.
re: Rebuilding Look 296 Pedalsgonzo77
Apr 17, 2002 3:55 PM
THere's really nothing to rebuild. Look only offers a complete cartridge axle kit. Just take out the old one with the tool that the previous guy said and pop in the new axle. It comes complete with bearings and seals. Have your lbs order them for you and if they don't have the right tool make sure they get it, it only costs them $3 for the tool. The axle kit is like $50 though. I had some play in my look 256's and i had to get the cartridge axle, which is the same for all their pedals.