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ease of pedal spin?(3 posts)

ease of pedal spin?pedally
Aug 2, 2001 9:13 PM
How easy should pedals be able to spin? Should they be able to easily make 2 or 3 revolutions if you give them a hard spin when attached to the crank? I have one set of non-clipless pedals and they spin really well, and set of clipless pedals that don't spin nearly as well.

Any thoughts?
re: ease of pedal spin?Bico-Lupa
Aug 3, 2001 6:14 AM
They could spin less because of friction of the seal on the shaft, more grease will also have the same effect... On the other hand, if you put your hand on the crank while you spin your pedal you shouldn't feel vibrations/resonnance coming from the pedal bearings; if you do, it's a sign of lack of lubrication.
re: ease of pedal spin?pedally
Aug 3, 2001 9:20 AM
More grease makes it spin less? I guess that could make sense. Anyway, I was just wondering when you know you need to replace the cartridge/spindle in the pedal. It is a look 236 pedal if that helps.