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    GranitCurbVia53x11Sprint Todd Richards's Avatar
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    Speedplay RIGHT Pedal- FAIL... it does always or is it me?

    I absolutely love the feel of fresh pair of speedplay pedals wirh cleats. Especially the Zero line with the fine-tune adjustability of float.

    But I've had 3 pairs now and despite regular greasing the bearings of the right pedal fail after less than 5,000 miles.

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    I've done the 'replace bearing kit' thing but am starting to think there is a design flaw. Am I always going to be fighting with this? Are the bearings of the Speedplay system just too small and applicable to only the true 'A' race bike or other such sponsored-type rigs? I like the bike light (carbon tubulars, carbon frame, sub 15lb) but this dissapointment every 8 to 12 months of 'here we go again the right pedal bearing is going' is getting kinda old.

    Am I alone?
    Last edited by Todd Richards; 09-15-12 at 06:13 PM.
    I once ate 11 Lobsters, no kidding. Dean Compact Ti 'Cross with Chorus; Merlin Agilis with D/A 9 speed; Basso SS; Litespeed Obed XTR 9; Cannondale SS MB rigid disc w/studded tires for snowmobile trails.

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