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    Pedals.. on my Dahon Speed UNO

    They sure seem like crap.
    Do they have any bearings in them at all?
    When I try to spin them by hand, they don't.
    I see they are riveted shut, so can't take apart... to lube up.

    Any suggestions on making these things have less DRAG..
    Or maybe I should just replace? Any ideas?
    THANKS!

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    Does the Mu still come with Suntours? I found mine hard on folding pedals initially. I bought some wellgos and its much better. I am all so very careful never to to let the bike rest on the pedals in bus lockers and car boots!

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    Yes, they are Suntours on my UNO.
    Very stiff when I try to spin them. All sealed. No way to get inside.

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    MKS QR may be nicer ..

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    Thanks... never heard of detachable pedal before. Do you have to worry about someone stealing.
    What about the MKS FD-7? 39 bucks on Amazon. They fold.

    I assume my bike is 9/16"?

    Is MKS a OK brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevekk View Post
    ... I see they are riveted shut, so can't take apart... to lube up. ...
    When the pedal is folded, I think you may be able to pry off the round cap that covers the bearings. The cap says "Suntour" on it. I replaced the bearings in a set of these pedals a few years ago. My recollection is that the caps fit tightly and were not easy to remove. I believe I used a sewing needle to get between the edge of the cap and the pedal axle housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevekk View Post
    Is MKS a OK brand?
    common knowledge they are excellent quality pedals.

    i use lambdas on my BF classic and touring lite™ on my mini velo. precision bearings and cro-mo spindles. very long life. the grips on the lambdas are adjustable set screws.




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    both of those are available in the Ezy QR versions
    http://www.mkspedal.com/English/catalog2.htm

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    Thanks everybody.

    Also thanks Hank, and yes I see the "cap".
    So there is a way for me to access the bearings and lube.
    Maybe thats the way I will go.
    But the other options are great too. Learned a lot from everyone.

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    I bought some all-alloy Suntour non-folding pedals for my touring bike a while ago. The bearings were somewhat tight when I first installed them, but after a few weeks of riding, they were no longer too tight and now spin very well.

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