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purchased speedplay pedals(15 posts)

purchased speedplay pedalszero1
Mar 11, 2002 7:04 AM
i just purchased a set of speedplay pedals...these things are unbelievable...i have bad knees from 19 yrs of running and with other pedals i have tried i have had some knee pain but with these no pain at all (unless i stand up to pedal but i guess i will always have that)...has anyone else exp this with these pedals...ride safe
re: purchased speedplay pedalsnetso
Mar 11, 2002 7:08 AM
I have had a pair of X2 pedals for over 1 year, they have been maintenance free, easy to engage/disengage, but best of all have really helped my knees. I love these pedals!
re: purchased speedplay pedalsweiwentg
Mar 11, 2002 7:17 AM
they are all that except maintenance free. I've greased mine once ... couldn't figure out how to use the speedy luber as I couldn't get it to fit into the hole! Speedplay does recommend greasing every few thousand miles. but yes, they are damn good.
speedy luber and all thatET
Mar 11, 2002 7:45 AM
I struggled the first time till I figured it out. It's easy in retrospect:

First get that black seal off the outer side of the pedal (not so easy till you realize you need a superthin screwdriver from a set or of the eyeglass repair variety). Then, place the correct end of the luber (I believe the narrower end, even though it looks like it should go in the other way around) against the pedal at the hole. You then must tap it in lightly a few times with a hammer and itwill stick in. Then inject grease through that till white comes out of the other (inner) side of the pedal. Remove luber with wrench, wipe away grease, tap black pedal cover back in place. Repeat process on other pedal. Ride!
argh, it was that simple?!??!?!?!?!?!??! nmweiwentg
Mar 11, 2002 9:31 AM
speedy luber and all thatWoof the dog
Mar 11, 2002 11:12 AM
do i have to remove the spindle screw? i am confused, its early morning for me. thanx
speedy luber and all thatChen2
Mar 11, 2002 11:28 AM
It's just a little black plastic plug on the outside end of the pedal, not a screw.
speedy luber and all thatDrD
Mar 11, 2002 11:30 AM
No - the spindle screw stays put - just remove the black cover, insert the speedyluber, then fill'er up with grease until clean stuff is coming out the other side, then just remove the luber, replace the cap, wipe the excess grease off, and you are good to go.
which ones?ET
Mar 11, 2002 7:16 AM
The new CC catalog has the new Speedplay zeros, and given your handle...

I too have Speedplays (X2s) and love them.
finally broke down ...tarwheel
Mar 11, 2002 7:30 AM
I bought some X-2s last week with a member rebate check I had from REI, so that made the price a little more palatable. I've only ridden on them once, a 35-miler yesterday, but my initial impression was very good. They are the easiest pedals I've used so far for clipping in and out from. I've been using Looks for the past 8 months, and SPDs before then. Although I really liked the Looks, they have an annoying habit of developing nail-on-blackboard style squeaks and I couldn't find a permanent solution. SPDs were OK, but I got hotspots on longer rides.
finally broke down ...VW
Mar 11, 2002 11:51 AM
Don't you hate those squeaks. I keep checking my bike whenever I'm in a paceline where someone else had those pedal squeaks. Those squeaks from the other bikes also mess-up my cadence.
drives me crazytarwheel
Mar 11, 2002 12:09 PM
One of the real pleasures of cycling is spinning down the road with nothing but the slight sound of your chain meshing and the wind in your face. I don't know how other people put up with the squeaks from Look pedals. I even sent an email to Look seeking a solution, thinking perhaps I was doing something wrong, but they never responded.
No squeaky Looks here....look271
Mar 11, 2002 6:23 PM
Although some I've had have done it. Still won't switch!
A final word about SpeedplayElefantino
Oct 25, 2001 4:51 AM
Its customer service is unequaled. They answer e-mails. And phone calls. Great people.

Mar 11, 2002 6:17 PM
Isn't that BIG cleat "exposed" on these pups???

My friend has these pedals and when walking around he looks like a duck. God I hate that ducky walk. ;)

ride on Gary