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Old 10-09-03, 08:44 AM   #1
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Shimano Ultegra Pedal Service

How often should i be servicing or overhauling or whatever my pedals. They are the Shimano Ultegra road pedals.
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If there's no play in the bearings and the axles spin smoothly, leave'em alone. They're sealed well, aren't subjected to all that much force, and are a pain to put back together and adjust.
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If there's no play in the bearings and the axles spin smoothly, leave'em alone. They're sealed well, aren't subjected to all that much force, and are a pain to put back together and adjust.
I'll second that.
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If there's no play in the bearings and the axles spin smoothly, leave'em alone. They're sealed well, aren't subjected to all that much force, and are a pain to put back together and adjust.



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.....fourth!

I panicked, decided that my Ultegra pedals needed overhauling (for some reason I destroy bearings on bikes). I ordered spares axles & bearing assembly at stratospheric prices, plus the special wrench needed to remove the axles. Fortunately the wrench arrived first, and when I opened the pedals up after 1.5 years of all-weather (ab)use they were clean & shiny. Not a mark on the bearing races! I cleaned & re-packed with fresh grease and put them back together.

Luckily the spares never arrived, and I was able to cancel the order. These are very well made components, using high quality materials and very good design.

....they will be fine for years!

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I used to do my Dura-Ace pedals every season. I don't think I ever saw contamination in 3 or 4 seasons.

I don't bother now, it's too much effort for the price of the pedals (spread over several seasons...). I agree with the above, adjust bearings if needed (or possible) and ignore if they spin smooth.

I will probably do them this year (that's after 3 seasons riding and 4 in storage).
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If it ever came down to rebuilding my Ultegra pedals, I think I'd kick em to the curb first. They just seem a little slow, difficult, and clunky clicking into for me.
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