Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Oxford, UK or Mountain View, Ca
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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!
Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.