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Old 12-09-02, 10:17 AM
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SPD-R pedal service

Hi,

I decided it was time to service the bearings on my SPD-R pedals.
It looks simple enough to me - I have an exploded diagram of the workings, downloaded from the Shimano website and have ordered the special Shimano tool required to undo the locknut. However, I was wondering if anyone out there has experience of this?

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I did mine. Two reasons... I wanted to replace the oobleck that Shimano packs them with, and I mistakenly thought one of them was the cause of a clicking noise (indicating shot bearings). Turned out the be the chain (Doh!).

Any specific questions? There were no unpleasant surprises. My only comment is that it's a pain to get the bearings adjusted right.
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Thanks Roadbuzz, that was just what I wanted to hear

No specific questions - I was just mindful that even though it looks simple enough there may be some trick to getting everything back together that the instructions don't tell. I'm used to careful adjustment of bearings, so that part should be OK

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See also for the SPD types:
http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQpedls.shtml
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Originally posted by Ed Holland
I'm used to careful adjustment of bearings, so that part should be OK
It's been over a year, so I forget exactly what made it difficult. I believe there was a little nut on the end of the axle/spindle that would get "re-adjusted" as I screwed the assembly into the pedal body. Also, it was a little difficult to get the bearings all seated correctly when putting it back together (I gooped them in place with grease, but still..). I didn't have the Shimano tool... that complicated things a little.
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Thanks to all for the advice and links etc. I'll post a progress report once I've had a chance to mess things up for myself

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