Blue Light Special
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bay Area, Sunny Cali
Bikes: '05 Felt F55, Schwinn Prologue road bike, '86 Centurion DS Iron Man, Sette Flite AM MTB
Yes, I'm sure it's the pedal. I tested it before I put it on the bike, just spinning the axle in my hand - same sound.
I understand that bearings need to be replaced as a set. And yeah, looking at that site they are cheap! Might as well go ceramic
The low grease thing is a good point. The original owner could have been the "buy expensive toy, use until it falls apart, buy replacement toy" type, so "grease" was not a part of his vocabulary.
I guess the next step is to get a pedal wrench and some good quality grease. Thanks for the advice.