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Old 04-19-17, 06:29 PM
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Tight Crank Brothers pedals

I bought a used pair of Candy 2 pedals. They spun fine on the spindle, but I wanted to do a rebuild on them for good measure. I rebuilt to the correct torque specs, but the pedals are very hard to turn now. Very hard.
Anyone have similar experiences? Or thoughts?
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Old 04-20-17, 01:19 AM
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I've only had the opposite phenomena, pedals having too much axial play. I think it's caused by using the wrong rebuild kit. There are minor differences in the o-rings and seals included depending on the version/generation of pedals they're meant for.
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Sounds like you tightened the cone down too much against the bearings. Do you know how to adjust bearings or did you just "tighten" everything?
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Originally Posted by corrado33
Sounds like you tightened the cone down too much against the bearings. Do you know how to adjust bearings or did you just "tighten" everything?
No cones in most CB pedals - well, not in the ones I own at least. An inboard slide bearing and a tiny outboard cartridge bearing.

An old budget CB pedal - the Smarty? - had cup & cones.
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Originally Posted by dabac
No cones in most CB pedals - well, not in the ones I own at least. An inboard slide bearing and a tiny outboard cartridge bearing.

An old budget CB pedal - the Smarty? - had cup & cones.
Interesting, good to know. Probably missing a spacer/washer somewhere then.
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