Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
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
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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.
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