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    new sealed bearing pedals.. adjustment needed?

    hi everyone, maybe one of you can help me out with this problem

    i just picked up a new pair of sealed bearing pedals.. wellgo brand..

    i haven't owned a set of sealed bearing pedals before..

    out of the box they spin poorly, one worse than the other. no grittiness.. they just feel too tight..

    do i need to adjust these? are sealed bearing pedals adjustable?? thanks!

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    well i played around with them and doesn't look like there's any way to adjust it. i guess. hope they're okay to use and not defective, why one spins a lot better than the other.. who knows lol

    maybe i'll get some mks pedals next time

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    New pedals with sealed bearings that don't spin freely? Do they have a way to adjust the bearing pre-load? I doubt it, only adjustments on a pedal I've seen are for cleat retention. Did you read the manual or check online for pedal specs?

    IMO, they need to be broken in. Ride them for a couple hundred miles.
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    I took exactly the same problem with a different brand to the bike shop. The guy told me the tighter one was about right, and the other had been assembled a bit loosely. I don't know, but I pass this along for what it is or isn't worth.
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    Grease and bearing seals cause drag, especially in new pedals. Spin a bunch of pedals at the shop to get a feel for what's normal. There can be quite a range depending on the type of pedal, amount and type of grease, etc..

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    do i need to adjust these? are sealed bearing pedals adjustable??
    Maybe.. know what in adjustment feels like? if you have to pry off a plastic cover
    on the end , it may not even be adjustable, and the cover won't go back on well.

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    Leave them alone and just ride them. In time they will self adjust and stop until worn out.
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    thanks for all the responses. i'll leave them as is. don't have the right tools to get any further anyways.. i took the plastic cover off the end.. then found i would need a thinner walled socket to access the nut on the pedal spindle.. thanks again

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