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Clicking SpeedPlay pedal

Old 06-12-19, 11:17 AM
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Clicking SpeedPlay pedal

A clicking noise has developed over my past couple rides. It seems to happen with every revolution of the pedals and I think I have isolated the source to my left SpeedPlay pedal.

The clicking seemed to start not long after I re-greased both the pedals.

I'm wondering:
  1. What the reason for the clicking is
  2. If there might be a way to fix it
  3. .......or if the bearings are shot and I need to buy new pedals
  4. If the pedal will fail if I keep riding on it as-is

Any insights would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 06-12-19, 11:49 AM
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grease it again? Maybe there's a bit of air in there?
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I will certainly try greasing them again.

Also worth noting, I have been able to feel a very subtle grinding/roughness in this pedal for some time now despite multiple greasings. Never thought much of it but wonder it that was an onset of the current issues.
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I have had clicking from the cleat. The older X-2 pedal cleats use a round spring. It was cracked from wear
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Should have mentioned I have SpeedPlay Zeros, and that I actually just replaced my cleats within the last couple weeks (had a good 4k+ miles on the old ones).

Given the cleats are so new I figured it was more likely it had something to do with the pedal itself (pedals probably have 15k+ miles on them).
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Originally Posted by tsmith41094 View Post
A clicking noise has developed over my past couple rides. It seems to happen with every revolution of the pedals and I think I have isolated the source to my left SpeedPlay pedal.

The clicking seemed to start not long after I re-greased both the pedals.

I'm wondering:
  1. What the reason for the clicking is
  2. If there might be a way to fix it
  3. .......or if the bearings are shot and I need to buy new pedals
  4. If the pedal will fail if I keep riding on it as-is

Any insights would be much appreciated. Thanks!
The bearings can wear out.. how many miles/years do you have on them? FYI, there are rebuild kits.. still expensive, but less than full set of new pedals:

Speedplay Zero Rebuild Kit
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Thanks for the suggestion! I may have to spring for new ones if worse comes to worse. Purely due to the fact I will probably screw something up in the rebuild.

I'd say I have about 20k miles on them over 5 years (with 10k coming in the last 2 years). I will admit, early on I did not re-grease as frequently as I probably should have. Not really sure how long I should expect these to last.
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