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Old 12-13-13, 07:41 PM
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Can you replace bearings in Look Delta pedals?

I've got a pair of Look Delta pedals that look like the ones in the pic below. The outboard bearing on the right pedal has some play. The pedals are fine otherwise and I would like to fix them, instead of buying a new pair.

Can the bearings (especially the outboard side) be replaced?

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I have those pedals and love them. Look PP 396.
The bearing unit is some kind of cartridge unit, and in theory could be replaced, but I'm not sure if they are actually something that can be found. I'd look for replacement pedals used on eBay, or just get the Nashbar-branded Look delta-style pedals (that I use on one of my other bikes)
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Doesn't speak to replacing the bearings:

https://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum...ice-32888.html

Also:

https://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-719170.html
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Originally Posted by Wheels Of Steel
I have done a couple of searches on Look pedal rebuild, Look pedal bearing replacement, etc, but couldn't find anything useful. If it could be done, one would think that there would be easily obtainable information on the 'net, but, so far, I haven't had any success in finding it.
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Since it's bad anyway, why not take it apart, get the bearing out, and see what it's about? Odds are that it's a common size. And if it's not, you've not lost much..
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Originally Posted by Erwin8r
Since it's bad anyway, why not take it apart, get the bearing out, and see what it's about? Odds are that it's a common size. And if it's not, you've not lost much..
I like to be prepared when I do projects, even little ones, like this. I did a search on Look pedal replacement bearings and came up with nothing. That, and the other searches I've done, indicate that it hadn't been done; that's why I'm asking here. I could take it apart (and probably will), but from what I've been able to find, it probably won't do a lot of good. But, there is a very small chance that it could be repaired. But, if that were the case, wouldn't somebody, somewhere have documented the fix?

I'm guessing that the outboard bearing is pressed into the pedal body and isn't removable, making the pedal a throwaway, but I don't know for sure.

I would just spring for a new set of pedals, but financial constraints don't allow that for the foreseeable future.

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Part of you problem might be you are looking for Delta pedals and those are just regular Look pedals. Deltas use a diffferent cleat and connecting system. If the movement is side to side you probably jusst need to tighten the nut that holds the pedal together. There was a special tool that came with the pedals to do that. If you take the nut loose the bearing assembly just slides out so you could at least look at and grease the bearings. Roger
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The outboard bearings are needle bearings. The inboard is a radial bearing held on with a cir-clip.. It's been a long time, but I don't think you could replace the outboard bearings.
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Could I?, Probably, shop might have to contact the Look distributor about the parts sources.
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Well, here's an old thread of similar Looks and overhaul. https://forums.roadbikereview.com/com...als-71259.html
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Originally Posted by Crankycrank
Well, here's an old thread of similar Looks and overhaul. https://forums.roadbikereview.com/com...als-71259.html
Thanks for the link!
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