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Old 05-20-19, 08:35 PM
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Ok to use Park PolyLube 1000 with Speedplay pedals?

Am I ok to use Park PolyLube 1000 to replace/relube the grease in Speedplay pedals?

If not, what do you recommend/suggest? Preferably an alternative to the Speedplay specific grease too. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
Am I ok to use Park PolyLube 1000 to replace/relube the grease in Speedplay pedals?

If not, what do you recommend/suggest? Preferably an alternative to the Speedplay specific grease too. Thank you.
The 'speedplay specific' grease, at least per Comp Cyclist's listing for the speedplay grease gun, is actually Sta Lube marine grease... which is its own brand. Not sure what would be wrong using this stuff, ie. below link, though you probably would take forever to go through 3 tubes of the stuff

https://www.harborfreight.com/marine...ugg_q=sta-lube
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I've used Phil (another green grease) in my Speedplay Xs for a couple of decades with no known negative issues. Once again I will say that it's more about the periodic reinjection of a lube then what brand. Speedplays have little open internal space to store grease (and the grease is pushed away from the bearing tracks then feed into the bearings an "oil") so frequent grease injection is a good idea. Andy
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I also used Phil Grease on Speedplay Frogs for years and averaged over 30,000 miles on each set before the bearing finally wore out. As Andy recommended, relube them frequently as this is more important than the brand of grease.
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I've used Park grease in all of my Speedplay pedals - no problems.
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Even Speedplay pedals can't read. Give 'em some good grease (and Phil's a good grease), and they'll be happy.
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Thank you everyone. Most helpful.

Another follow-up question re: frequency.

Online they talk about 'spinning the pedal' to know if it needs grease or not. Is this how you go about determining when to grease the pedals, or are you doing it as a matter of KMs/Miles/time?

Also, I'm planning on using a syringe as I don't wish to shell out the cash for the lube specific gun. Cheers.
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Im sure the Park grease is fine in its own right, but its never a good idea mixing more or less unknown greases. - > Imo, either pump a good amount of the new grease through the pedals to flush out the old or simply clean it out before regreasing.

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A syringe won't produce enough pressure to get the grease in. You need a small gun with a pointy tip. Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Astro-101-Gre...SIN=B000FMK7FG

I've got one that dates back to the 80's and it still works.
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I use park poly in my GF's speedplays all the time and its fine. I use the park tool grease gun because the tube threads straight into the gun for convenience.
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Originally Posted by DaveSSS View Post
A syringe won't produce enough pressure to get the grease in. You need a small gun with a pointy tip. Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Astro-101-Grease-Needle-Nozzle/dp/B000FMK7FG?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJ2F6RDUSIYCWQMFQ&tag=sa-sym-new-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B000FMK7FG

I've got one that dates back to the 80's and it still works.
That refillable grease gun is also sold under the "Dualco" name. The tip works perfectly as a grease injector for Speedplay pedals. I used it for years for them and still use it as a grease dispenser for other bike maintenance jobs.
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Thanks gents. Good tips on the grease gun.

I've also heard that a chain saw grease gun does a good job too.
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