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3 quick questions on clipless pedals(3 posts)

3 quick questions on clipless pedalsTurtle Boy
May 10, 2003 10:21 PM
I'm going to install my first set (Shimano R-535s)

- They come with a lot of grean-ish grease on the springs. I assume I remove this with a de-greaser then apply some chain lube or something

- How often should I lube them

- How long will these pedals last. They're Shimano's low end pedal - don't look service-able as far as bearings go. I'm a fair weather rider, riding from May - early Oct. here in Oregon.

Thanks in advance - Henry
re: 3 quick questions on clipless pedalsAeroTom
May 10, 2003 11:27 PM
Dude!!! Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT get rid of the green-ish grease. It is there for lubrication. I have a set of r535s as well. That green lube is awesome stuff, it keep out water and all sorts of crap out of the springs because it is sooo thick. Keep it on. When it starts to come off, put some normal lube on over the top of it, but don't degrease the pedals at all.

I just lube them whenever. The green stuff on my pedals is still on the spring, but not as much as before. I just put some lube in the parts where the green stuff is missing. Mixing lubes from my experience is fine.

I've had no problem with these pedals at all. Though I've only had them for 3 months. I got them on a run-out sale and the shop only had 1 pair left. I think they are an awesome bargin.

Cheers,
Tom.
re: 3 quick questions on clipless pedalsBarnyard
May 11, 2003 3:18 AM
those pedals don't require any maintenance. If you want to re-grease the bearing assembly after 5 years or so go for it. But don't remove the grease, it's there for a reason.