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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The first clue would be if the outer dust cap has an obvious provision for removal, either hex flats, external grip points, holes for a pin wrench, or, if plastic, a cutout to take a pry bar. If he dust cap is designed for removal, then do so and see how the axle is fixed inside, whether bolted, or with a removable circlip.
Note, that if the dust cap can be removed, but the axle cannot, you can still service the pedal if you're a bit creative. About 40 years ago I bought a spare dust cap for my Campagnolo pedals and fitted it with a grease fitting. To service the pedals, I switch dust caps, pump grease into the pedal, pushing the old grease out the drank end. Since then I've used similar system to service all my pedals, and have never had to take one apart.
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