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Old 01-15-12, 10:54 AM   #1
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Pyramid folding pedals: adjustable bearings?

Hi. I recently bought some of these cheap Pyramid folding pedals to put on my Dahon Piccolo (which was missing one). I was disappointed to find that

A) the way they're adjusted from the factory, the bearings are really tight and they don't move well, and
B) I can't figure out how to remove the plastic dust cover over the outside bearing race -- where the locknut presumably is -- without destroying it.

Meanwhile, I've worked some auto transmission fluid in from the inside bearing race and it helps a little, but not much.

Any idea how to get in there and adjust these things? I may just cut the plastic bit to pieces and then fashion a new one, but I'd like to get it out and back in intact, if it's possible. Thanks!
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Old 01-15-12, 11:26 AM   #2
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Fold the pedal take a picture, so those who don't own that item, can guess.

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Often the outer bearing dust cover is a plastic cap with smooth sides, offering no way of getting it out easily. I have resorted to making a hole in the dust cap to insert a hook behind the flat surface and pulled it out that way. Some tape or silicone will seal it adequately again.
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might also use that hole, to grease gun, needle tip, in Grease ,
without removing the cover again..
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