Filled it up from the 1-lb container of marine trailer bearing grease I bought for $3 at an auto parts store and greased both of my pedals.
It worked great. Much cheaper than $38 for the actual Speedplay ***. The local Harbor Freight store had the *** in stock.
Thought I would share this in case someone else is looking for an alternate solution to the Speedplay *** that it much cheaper. I also think the *** should work good for applying grease to other moving parts (bottom bracket bearings, headset), compared to just putting a dipping my finger in the grease tub and smearing it around like I had been doing.
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
This looks like a duplicate of the Duelco refillable grease guns I've gotten from Bike Tools Etc and Loose Screws over the years for about $8. I fill mine from a 14-oz tube or 22-oz tub of Phil Grease and use it to, among other things, inject grease into my Frogs. As you mention it's not only an injector but a source of controlled amounts of grease for hub and headset bearings and keeps the bulk container and your fingers clean.
I was thinking the same thing as HillRider. That looks just like my Dualco grease ***. I've had the thing for years, keep it filled with Phil Wood's grease and use it for everything, including my speedplays.
'08 Fuji Roubaix RC; '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX
I've been using the Harbor Freight grease *** for a few years and it is great. I use marine bearing grease from a tub (purchased for use on my trailer) and it is very clean and convenient. I did drill out the orafice a bit to get better flow (did not go too much larger, just a couple of sizes up on a full drill index).
CAAD9 roadie, All City Space Horse gravel bike, ~''94 Giant hybrid grocery-getter
Originally Posted by yak
Good job sourcing a cheaper solution.
When it comes time to replace the o-rings on the spindles, here's what I found.
Great find as well. I thought about just disassembling the pedals for regreasing, but realized I didn't have an easy O-ring source. I'll use those when I fully rebuild them. Between the $6 grease *** and my recent $4 homemade headset/BB30 bearing press I've been saving a lot of money on bike tools.....