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Paging 'OffTheBack'...Mike Prince
Jan 10, 2004 3:36 PM

I got a response back from TIME about clicking Impact pedals:

"It may be one of two issues. The cartridge bearing might need to be replaced or the needle bearing might need additional lubrication.

If you, or your local bicycle dealer, is not able to service your pedals we would recommend that you ask your local dealer to contact the TIME Service and Warranty Center located at our USA Distributor, Quality Bicycle Products. Our tech agent at QBP can inspect the pedals and do any service work that is required."

I checked my pedals and there was indeed quite a bit of play in them. So I took them apart by carefully removing the small circlip where the axle comes out of the body (there's a little indentation in the lip of the pedal body to get in there), and cleaned the entire axle assembly and interior of the pedal body. The cartridge bearings were OK, so I did not mess around with those. I applied a liberal coating of grease to the entire axle, especially near the end where the needle bearings are and re-installed everything.

The pedals definitely do not have any play in them now and spin nicely. The needle bearings must have needed more grease as they indicated I'm going to ride tomorrow to confirm the click is gone.

A ten minute job and the only tool required is a small screwdriver to remove the retaining clip.

Hopefully this helps with your problem you posted about a few weeks back.

wow - thanks for the info!OffTheBack
Jan 11, 2004 6:13 AM
I'll give it a try. I was about to consign them to the dumpster.
it worked...Mike Prince
Jan 11, 2004 12:07 PM
at least on my 30 miler today. click is totally gone. we'll see how long it lasts.