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Old 07-14-13, 02:13 PM
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SwampDude
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Can the squeaking pedal be silenced?

I've been happily using XPEDO platform pedals (MX-FORCE 3, magnesium, about $100 from my LBS) for a few years, but a recent rainy-day ride seems to have resulted in an annoying squeak on the right side. The pedal has a single cartridge bearing which I assumed to be sealed to prevent water and dirt contamination. The squeak suggests my assumption, like many others, is incorrect.

Does the term 'cartridge bearing' mean it is sealed to keep contaminates out and factory installed lube in? Or does this nomenclature mean something quite different?

I haven't tried treating the squeak with oil because I thought it would be useless. Should I give 'er a shot and see if it helps?

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