Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mountain Brook. AL
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Needles falling out mean bearing has failed and must be replaced.
FWIW Motion Industries lists an HK 1015 needle bearing from INA
for under $5. Judicious heating should loosen up the old bearing
housing for removal. Putting a new one on without destructive
results can be tricky. One approach is to pop the axle in the coldest
freezer you can find and heat the bearing to say boiling temp and
try sliding it on. Make sure you get it into the proper position as
that bearing will cool fast and shrink fit. If the needle bearing is
inside the pedal body then the surgery required is more extensive,
not in the category of rebuilding Shimano brifters, but more than
average skills are required. The rebuild kit may be your best bet.
Last edited by sch; 12-27-07 at 07:49 PM.