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Problem with Speedplays???(6 posts)

Problem with Speedplays???lancewannabe
May 1, 2003 3:10 PM
Ive been using Speedplays for about 4 years (x1 and x2). All of a sudden I have been getting a little play in the left pedal/cleat/shoe. Any Ideas? I checked all the screws I could. This is happening in combinations of 2 sets of pedals and 2 sets of shoes!
re: Same hereNeil J
May 1, 2003 5:05 PM
I have the same problem with my x3's. The play is on the pedal I usually step out of when I stop. I've also tightened all the screws, etc... didn't go away. Might it be the spring on the cleat bending slightly? Not sure. Now I step out on the left. I figure I can justify new pedals when there's play on both sides!
Mine do that as well.the bull
May 1, 2003 5:06 PM
I think the pedals are just getting old.
Also once you have some play there is more movement.
This will cause the pedals to wear out faster.
Look at he springs and see if they look flat.....the bull
May 1, 2003 5:07 PM
also you can get rebuild kits for these pedals as well.
Could be....johnrg
May 2, 2003 12:05 PM
I've had a set of X-1's shift sideways on the spindle. Plastic may have deteriorated/worn prematurely and since the X-1's are built differently than the 2's and 3's I sent them back for rebuilding. Only issue I've ever had with them. Speedplay was excellent in returning them in 3 days, rebuilt with new shells and new style grease port, instead of the old plug, at no cost. Check out their site for the rebuild kits I don't think the X-1's are same as 2/3.
re: Problem with Speedplays???dstahl
May 3, 2003 9:31 AM
The cleats wear out and must be replace every so often. I think they recommend every 5000 miles. I had to replace mine sooner. Also, the butterfly metal piece on the pedal needs to be replaced when it shows signs of wear. Look at the channel in the pedal. If the metal portion is wavy it needs replaced.