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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-17-08, 03:22 AM   #1
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I am tired of my creaky pedals!

So I still have my original spd pedals that came with my Trek 520 I purchased about 6 months ago. About 1 month later the things started creaking and squeeking. This always seems to happen to the cheap pedals that come on all of my bikes.

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What pedals do other clydes recommend. I will pay for quality, just want some good strong non squeeky spds.

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I got this lube for $1 on a whim - the cool part is it has a very thin nozzle. On one pedal that was squealing something awful I took some teflon grease and then squirted some through the grease so it would get into the bearings and spun it for a while, adding more and working it in. Fixed it up quick.

Hmmm - was looking for some pedal threads to add to the FAQ, anyone have some suggestions to post?
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Here's one!
pedals for a clyde?
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Old 05-17-08, 03:22 PM   #4
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I had SPD"s. liked 'em but hated the squeak.

I tried PDM-520's. Still spd but this model hads the connecting parts away from the spindle (suspended) so that they don't rub metal to metal, no squeak. Only $50, got 'em on all of our 8 bikes. One is a tandem so 9 pair!
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I took the pedals off and dumped oil down them, that seemed to fix that problem for a good long time.
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