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Old 05-26-14, 05:15 AM   #1
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Adjust Look Keo 2 Max Pedal Bearings?

I am cross posting this from road cycling. No one there seems to have any ideas, sadly...

I noticed that my 1 year old Look Keo 2 Max pedal (the right one, at least) does not spin freely. Something is binding, and I feel like I need to adjust the bearings a smidge. It has only 1 year and 5000 miles on it.

Anyone know how easy or difficult it is to adjust the bearings on these pedals? I am so-so at wrenching but willing to try. I already tried a youtube search but came up with only a bunch of reviews and nothing on maintenance (except one video of a guy switching out a Ti spindle that reinforces my suspicion that these are not easily user serviceable).

Any suggestions??
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What I have found with these pedals is that the spindle seals can have a lot of drag. I dribble a few drops of oil down the spindle onto the seals and that really seams to help free them up.
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I dribble a few drops of oil down the spindle onto the seals and that really seams to help free them up.
That's a sew-sew solution.
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Sew sew or not, I will give it a try.

The cap covering the bearings/spindle is knurled and not easily removed.
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So I removed the dust cap and tried to drizzle some oil down the axle. It feels slightly better but seems like it is still binding some.

Any other suggestions are welcomed.
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