So I got some cheap cage Wellgos that were really tight out of the box, so naturally I cracked them open to overhaul and adjust them (like I would any new pedals).
Problem is, there's nothing to keep the adjusting cone from turning with the outer locknut when it comes time to tighten everything down. (There's nothing in between the two). Thus, tightening the locknut tightens the entire assembly, to the point where the pedal can't turn.
I did some searching, and found these threads:
- Removing, Overhauling, and Installing Pedals
- Do you ever clean and lube pedals?
- MKS pedals are noisy, click.
The best explanations seem to involve holding the adjusting cone with pliers and somehow tightening the locknut, but it seems tough to fit a socket wrench and pliers in such a narrow hole.
Were these not intended to be adjusted? Am I SOL? Is there some trick I don't know?