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Old 03-20-06, 02:11 PM
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Speedplay Lubrication

What is the process for getting some fresh grease into my Speedplay pedals?

And the $25.00 Chinese grease gun with a standard 50 cent fitting from Speedplay does not count.

Where is the lubrication port?
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Old 03-20-06, 02:23 PM
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It depends on the vintage of your Speedplays. The later versions have a small screw that is removed from the outside end of the spindle assembly. Earlier versions require removing a plastic plug and inserting a temporary "speedy luber" plug. In either type there is a tapered hole to fit in the special grease gun fitting. It's also possible to disassemble the pedals to access the bearings and bushings for greasing.
My LBS will grease Speedplay pedals for his customers at no charge, probably a small charge if you bought them elsewhere.

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Old 03-20-06, 02:42 PM
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An $8 Duelco grease gun from Bike Tools Etc. has a tapered tip that fits perfectly into the grease port on the outside edge of each pedal under the tiny Phillips head screw. Push the tip into the opening and squirt until excess grease comes out the gap between the pedal body and spindle. The Duelco can also be used to dispense grease for any other application like hubs and headsets so it's a versitile tool.
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I have the older pedals with the pressed in plug.

Thanks for the info!
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Originally Posted by HillRider
An $8 Duelco grease gun from Bike Tools Etc. has a tapered tip that fits perfectly into the grease port
Looks cool. I could use one of these, too. However, it seems prices have gone up a bit. Can I assume that the "$8 Dualco" that works is the short nozzle one @ $9.50 and not the 4" nozzle one @ $14.95?
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Originally Posted by Toki
Looks cool. I could use one of these, too. However, it seems prices have gone up a bit. Can I assume that the "$8 Dualco" that works is the short nozzle one @ $9.50 and not the 4" nozzle one @ $14.95?
Well, it was $8 when I got mine but that was a while ago.

You want the one with the short nozzle. BTW, I have never figured out why a 4" length of tubing costs so much.
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat
I have the older pedals with the pressed in plug.

Thanks for the info!
Speedplay will send you the speedyluber or an upgrade plug kit with the little removable screw at no cost, I think. That plug can be pretty tricky to remove, I use as ice pick.

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Be sure to use a 'Marine Grade' of grease in your Speedplays & Good Luck.
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Originally Posted by HillRider
An $8 Duelco grease gun from Bike Tools Etc. has a tapered tip that fits perfectly into the grease port on the outside edge of each pedal under the tiny Phillips head screw. Push the tip into the opening and squirt until excess grease comes out the gap between the pedal body and spindle. The Duelco can also be used to dispense grease for any other application like hubs and headsets so it's a versitile tool.
Exactly what I have found with my Dualco. Also bought online for about $10. Wonderful little tool.
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I just purchased my Speedplay pedals, so I have the grease port screw. I used a plastic syringe. Once the needle was removed, the small plastic opening fit weel into the grease port. The grease I used went easily throught the syringe and into the gresse fitting.

Worked great and it was free
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Originally Posted by djm1834
I just purchased my Speedplay pedals, so I have the grease port screw. I used a plastic syringe. Once the needle was removed, the small plastic opening fit weel into the grease port. The grease I used went easily throught the syringe and into the gresse fitting.

Worked great and it was free
Ooo, good idea! Did you use a syringe with the pointed tip, or the kind where you can screw a needle onto the top? And what kind of grease did you use?
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Old 04-10-06, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by djm1834
I just purchased my Speedplay pedals, so I have the grease port screw. I used a plastic syringe. Once the needle was removed, the small plastic opening fit weel into the grease port. The grease I used went easily throught the syringe and into the gresse fitting.

Worked great and it was free

Yup that's what I do. Wife brings 'em home form her vet clinic, when I need one.

I use Finish Line Teflon Grease.
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Old 04-27-06, 10:57 AM
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I used one of the many syringes that I get for my kids medicine. This is the best idea ever.

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