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speedplay pedal maintenance(9 posts)

speedplay pedal maintenanceJoshua
May 4, 2002 4:24 AM
On my new speedplays the instructions say to lube the cleat. I was wondering where does the cleat get lubed it doi=esnt say where or how any help would be great. Thanks
re: speedplay pedal maintenancedavet
May 4, 2002 8:40 AM
Go to the Speedplay website: http://www.speedplay.com/home.html
scroll down to the bottom of the page, find your pedal system, X-series or Frogs, click on 'maintenance' and it will tell you what you need to know. Lubing the pedals is a once a year thing unless you are riding in horrible conditions. Most shops that sell Speedplay can also service them. Some will lube your pedals for you at a small or no cost to you. That will save you the cost of buying the lube gun. You can also lube them by taking them apart and lubing the bearings manually. It's easy to do and if you're somewhat careful, no tiny things will fall out.
re: speedplay pedal maintenanceMe Dot Org
May 4, 2002 8:57 AM
The lube gun is $20 (It comes with bearing grease). It's an easy operation.
Chainsaw grease tool fittingcoonass
May 4, 2002 9:58 AM
does the samething. You can pick one up at any hardware store for about $3....screw it onto your grease gun and you're set....
cleat lubejaredhartman
May 4, 2002 10:21 AM
I don't know why those below felt so inclined to tell you how to regrease the pedal. You want to put some lube (I agree with speedplay that dry wax lubes are best) on the little metal rods of the cleat. The lube is to eliminate the friction created when those slide over and onto the pedal. I hope my description helps. It is hard to describe exactly what I mean.
I meant those above. NMjaredhartman
May 4, 2002 10:22 AM
I meant those above. NMJoshua
May 4, 2002 12:47 PM
Thanks Jared that was the question. I used a little prolink.
Advise against ProLinkKerry
May 4, 2002 5:55 PM
While it will work for a little while, it does leave an oil behind, which will pick up dirt and possibly make the cleats work worse than with no lube. This is one place where White Lightning, Pedro's Ice Wax, etc. are decent lubes. Anything that leaves a dry film is what you want, but not anything that leaves an oily residue.
re: speedplay pedal maintenanceJimP
May 4, 2002 4:14 PM
White lightning works well for the cleat and in the groove on the pedal.