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Old 12-31-14, 03:41 AM   #1
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Shimano Saint pedal problem

I wondered if anyone can help me out. A couple of months ago I put a pair of Saint pedals on my bike. Gradually the left pedal went quite stiff. So I tried to take it apart and made a mess of it.
I like the pedals, so I bought a new pair from a different shop. Just got back from my first ride with them, and one of the pedals has gone stiff. Where it won't even do half a spin by giving it a flick. But the other pedal spins freely. Am I just unlucky or is there a reason for this?
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Take them back to where you bought them.
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Here is the manual for the pedals.

It looks quite similar to my SPD pedals. They were pretty easy to clean, pack, and adjust. If you have new pedals, you would just need to adjust them and tighten the lock nut. However, if you bought them at a LBS, they should be able to do the adjustment under warranty.
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My experience is new pedals usually don't spin very well. You need to ride them a few times. I'd also look into adjustment.
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My experience is that pedals generally come skimpily lubricated and adjusted too tight. I always lube and adjust new pedals' bearings, first thing. Checking by spinning them tells one little; totally dry bearings will spin longer than ones with enough grease.
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