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Old 08-03-08, 10:32 PM   #1
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Right amount of pedal spin?

I know they're cheapies, but I just picked up a set of Wellgo LU-214 City pedals (for my Trek Navigator) from REI, and one spins very freely, and the other stops after just a few turns. Is this mis-match common? All of the sets at the store were like this. Which is the correct condition? I'm just replacing the original nylon Wellgo pedals that came stock, so I'm not up for a lot of expense at this point. The original pedals seem to be different from each other, but neither spins really freely. I'm going to call the store tomorrow, but I'm interested to see if their response is the same as what I get here.

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To be fair, I've seen a lot of discrepancy in cheap pedals' bearing adjustment. I think in most cases it is a case of the spindle being misaligned against the bearings or some poorly seated or manufactured seal rubbing like crazy. In my experience for the price of $14 the mismatch of bearing adjustment isn't going to affect you. I'd just ride them til they break and not worry about it.
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You can adjust it if you really wanted to.
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Maybe they used right handed ball bearings in BOTH pedals!
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You can adjust it if you really wanted to.
How would I adjust them? They seem to be a press fit assembly. How do you get them apart, and then what do you do to adjust them? Would I adjust the tight one to be looser, or the opposite?

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Thanks for your replies.

How would I adjust them? They seem to be a press fit assembly. How do you get them apart, and then what do you do to adjust them? Would I adjust the tight one to be looser, or the opposite?

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You'll have to look for yourself, if you really can't take it apart then you can't do anything. It's not about which one is looser or tighter, it's about which one is as loose as you can get it without the pedal developing play - just like any other cup/cone adjustment.
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The free spinning pedal is the problem since it lacks grease. You can usually pry off the end cap, remove the nut and have access to the spindle and bearings/bushings.
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The free spinning pedal is the problem since it lacks grease. You can usually pry off the end cap, remove the nut and have access to the spindle and bearings/bushings.
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A well greased pedal doesn't spin much.
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