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question about speedplay x2(10 posts)

question about speedplay x2TPC
Jun 13, 2002 8:17 PM
i just picked up some brand new speedplay x2's and noticed they don't rotate around the spindle very easily. If i give them a flick they just don't spin, as if they're lubed with molasses. Is that normal, or did i get lemon?
re: question about speedplay x2collinsc
Jun 13, 2002 8:22 PM
make sure your cleats are not over tightened. turn the screws like 1/4 turn past contact. doesnt hurt to put a drop or two of bike lube on where the metal spring slides
re: question about speedplay x2Allen az
Jun 13, 2002 8:29 PM
That's how my X/2's were when I first got them. Theyr'e fine now, and I used no lube.

re: question about speedplay x2Jekyll
Jun 13, 2002 8:30 PM
There is very little weight in the platform and thus it does not spin around like some other pedals. All minimalist pedals will act like this. So long as they are turning smoothly they are fine. If you feel "notchiness" then you probably have a bad bearing (doubtful).

P.S. The other reply applies to pedal turning in the cleat - which I don't think is the issue - but it's right on if that was the problem.
re: question about speedplay x2TPC
Jun 13, 2002 11:27 PM
I am refering to the spindle...

i'm not sure what notchiness would feel like, but it does feel a little like grating/scratching.
I've hadn't had a chance to wear them in yet...only like 15 minutes of riding so far...
re: question about speedplay x2Juanmoretime
Jun 14, 2002 1:25 AM
It's normal for there to be some resistance as you rotate the pedal. It's the seals the grease in the bearing. By notchiness I believe the other poster means that if it's not rotating smoothly, such as binding up and releasing as you rotate the pedal head. If the feel fine while riding, they are OK. I've been riding Speedplays for aboput ten years and this is how they are. Enjoy!
if they spin too freely they need more lube nmishmael
Jun 14, 2002 5:15 AM
if they spin too freely they need more lube nm..Exactly!bob_vanderhaus
Jun 14, 2002 5:15 AM
yeap (nm)Jekyll
Jun 14, 2002 8:25 AM
It's normal, they are fine. NMmiposy
Jun 14, 2002 10:08 AM