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Drilling Pedals

Postby PhotoNic69 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 22:44 pm

I need to drill my plastic platform pedals to inject some grease. Recent outdoor activities have left them feeling a little unloved and they are getting a bit stiff.

Drill end cap - push grease all the way end to end? or middle of the pedal and push grease both ways?

What works best?

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Re: Drilling Pedals

Postby cooldad » Tue Oct 22, 2013 22:50 pm

Dismantle them and lube the bearings.
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Re: Drilling Pedals

Postby PhotoNic69 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 22:54 pm

cooldad wrote:Dismantle them and lube the bearings.


They are cheapy things. Don't think they can be dismantled without wrecking the end cap. They are plastic welded things. Not a great loss if they dont last.

Believe me, if they were decent ones I would strip them down properly.

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Re: Drilling Pedals

Postby Thelonegroover » Wed Oct 23, 2013 06:31 am

It's worth a try. If it doesn't work, look at On-One El Guapo Delgado Pro Pedal, £30
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Re: Drilling Pedals

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 23, 2013 07:10 am

No point drilling the end cap, you'll just lube the end nut, you need to drill the midle of the barrel part, did this on some Odessy plastic pedals my daughetr was given, they lasted over a year on her commuter with a regular syringe of grease (once every 2 months or so) despite being 'grainy' when we started!

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Re: Drilling Pedals

Postby PhotoNic69 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:28 pm

Looks like I'll be drilling and pumping this weekend.

Thanks for the input guys.

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Re: Drilling Pedals

Postby monkimark » Wed Oct 23, 2013 13:33 pm

V8 pedals have a grease port in them - it's on the barrel but towards the outside edge if that makes sense. I guess they put it there for a reason so that's probably the place to go for.
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Re: Drilling Pedals

Postby PhotoNic69 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 13:21 pm

monkimark wrote:V8 pedals have a grease port in them - it's on the barrel but towards the outside edge if that makes sense. I guess they put it there for a reason so that's probably the place to go for.


Excellent. Yes, I'll go towards the outer edge. Makes sense. Thanks.

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Re: Drilling Pedals

Postby PhotoNic69 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 07:04 am

Well did it as above. Made a Massive improvement! Don't think there was any grease in there at all as the new grease came out almost clean.


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