Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: leaking pedals

  1. #1
    Cyclist
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    MA
    My Bikes
    1999 Specialized Allez
    Posts
    45
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    leaking pedals

    My brand new spd-sl (shimano 105s) left one is start to putting out grease or something at axle, but the pedals still rotate fine. Should i bring it to lbs to have it fixed?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    New Rochelle, NY
    My Bikes
    too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
    Posts
    20,470
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    It isn't rare for brand new (or newly serviced) pedals, hubs and other bearings to eject some excess grease when first placed in service. The bearings can be over packed at assembly, and the rolling action of the balls pushes the grease to either side, with some working it's way out. Simply use a paper towl to wipe the bead off and you'll be fine. It may continue to weep for a short while needing another wipe or two, but then it's done and good to go for miles.
    FB
    Chain-L site

    An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

    “Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

    “One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

    WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.

  3. #3
    Senior Member CACycling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Oxnard, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Fuji Roubaix RC; '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX
    Posts
    4,438
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    It isn't rare for brand new (or newly serviced) pedals, hubs and other bearings to eject some excess grease when first placed in service. The bearings can be over packed at assembly, and the rolling action of the balls pushes the grease to either side, with some working it's way out. Simply use a paper towl to wipe the bead off and you'll be fine. It may continue to weep for a short while needing another wipe or two, but then it's done and good to go for miles.
    +1

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    3,969
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here's the expanded view. http://bike.shimano.com/media/techdo...9830706662.pdf
    When it's time to service them you can get the plastic tool that allows you to remove the axle assembly to clean and relube it.
    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...pedal-overhaul

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
    Posts
    25,405
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    It isn't rare for brand new (or newly serviced) pedals, hubs and other bearings to eject some excess grease when first placed in service. The bearings can be over packed at assembly, and the rolling action of the balls pushes the grease to either side, with some working it's way out. Simply use a paper towl to wipe the bead off and you'll be fine. It may continue to weep for a short while needing another wipe or two, but then it's done and good to go for miles.
    +2 I intentionally overpack grease in my hub, headset and pedal bearings and, yes the excess does ooze out for the first ride or two afterwards. However, the extra grease makes a decent seal and reduces the opportunity for water and dirt to get inside the bearings. Grease oozing out is better than crud oozing in.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •