Bicycle Mechanics - Can I service these MKS GR-9's without mangling the dustcap?
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07-25-07, 11:44 PM
I just got these MKS GR-9' (http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/pedals.html#platform)s, and the bearings feel crappy. I'd like to repack them, see if that helps them spin better. I haven't serviced pedals before, first off. But this question is, can I remove the dustcaps without mangling them? Is there a special tool for this?
Does Sheldon or anyone have anything written online about servicing these pedals?
07-26-07, 03:40 AM
Maybe something like this (http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/tools/19059.html)?
07-26-07, 01:23 PM
I actually have that tool but I didn't know it, I've only used the chainring bolt side. But when I use it to try to remove the dustcap it just seems to spin and spin and not back out of the pedal.
07-26-07, 01:27 PM
Where did you purchase the pedals?
07-26-07, 02:11 PM
Ben's cycle, in Milwaukee. They're new.
07-26-07, 02:23 PM
Do they know how to open the dustcap? If they don't, I'd suggest calling or emailing Harris Cyclery in MA. Their site says that those pedals can be serviced.
Put the pedals on and ride em awhile, they'll smooth out considerably (so says the owner of three sets)
Put the pedals on and rides em awhile, they'll smooth out considerably (so says the owner of three sets)
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