|Speedplay repair?||dave woof|
Dec 12, 2003 11:19 AM
|I noticed my Speedplay X-3's have a rubber O-ring on the inside of the pedal, acting as a grease seal or dust seal or something. My O-rings are all shot and deteriorating. Is it easy to replace these and can I get them at a hardware sotre or have to order them?
|Buy a rebuild kit||spookyload|
Dec 12, 2003 11:43 AM
|It will have new bearings, seals, and must important on the x-3's a new inner bushing. Pretty easy to install with their instructions.|
|Buy a rebuild kit||Woof the dog|
Dec 13, 2003 6:30 AM
|he asked about O rings, not the whole thing
if there is no play in the pedal, why replace the bearings?
Just pump the grease through the pedal often, and it will be working fine.
If the shop refuses to sell you just the O rings, I'd find a different shop.
|Do it yourself||Breakfast|
Dec 13, 2003 9:44 PM
|I've gone to Speedplay's website and looked at the exploded view of the pedals and decided that to disassemble and re-grease the X-Series pedals was a easy job.
So with only a bench vise and the T-20 Torx tool I took them apart and cleaned and greased them. A better way (I think) than to use the injection method.
Finding the proper sized replacement o-ring at the hardware store should be easy.
Hope that works for you.
|They're easy to take apart and service||B2|
Dec 16, 2003 9:29 PM
|Here's a picture of the insides of a Frog pedal. I would think you would be able to get an O-ring at your local hardware store. The bearings can be purchased thru mcmaster.com much cheaper than the Speedplay rebuild kit. It's the needle bearing that costs though. I think they're around $20 from Speedplay and about $13 or $14 through McMaster Carr. The other bearing is around $4. I could be off on the pricing - I looked up the prices about 6 months ago and am going from memory.