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Old 05-27-08, 05:04 PM   #1
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Time Atac Spanner Wrench

I read the instructions on Time Atac pedals I purchased a few days ago and the manufacturer claims they require no maintenance besides wiping mud off the outside. I'm extremely skeptical, based on experience with other pedals. There is a cap on the pedal that has several small holes in it. Has anyone on the forum MacGuyvered a tool for this or can one be bought? I could not find a spanner wrench that small at Performance.

So far I like the pedals although I did grind one into the pavement on a sharp turn and it shaved off a big chunk of composite. They seem way more solid than my last pedals which lasted six months - Eggbeaters.
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Old 05-27-08, 05:17 PM   #2
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I read the instructions on Time Atac pedals I purchased a few days ago and the manufacturer claims they require no maintenance besides wiping mud off the outside. I'm extremely skeptical, based on experience with other pedals. There is a cap on the pedal that has several small holes in it. Has anyone on the forum MacGuyvered a tool for this or can one be bought? I could not find a spanner wrench that small at Performance.

So far I like the pedals although I did grind one into the pavement on a sharp turn and it shaved off a big chunk of composite. They seem way more solid than my last pedals which lasted six months - Eggbeaters.
I have just clamped 2 awl's in a vise in the correct placement. Has worked like a charm for me. They have a very good bearing system. Other than tightening and a little grease I have done nothing service wise to mine. Going on 3 years racing.

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Old 05-28-08, 10:34 AM   #3
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I just screw a couple of spokes into opposite holes. Then grab the spokes with a pair of pliers and unscrew the cap. The cap isn't that tight so it shouldn't be too hard to find something that works. A cheap pair of circlip pliers would probably work.
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