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Crank Brothers Overhaul... help!

Old 06-01-07, 04:58 PM
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Crank Brothers Overhaul... help!

Alright. I already put 2000 miles on my CB Quattro SL pedals and they are making creaking sounds so I figured it's time to clean and lube.....

Now... how do you remove the spindle from the platform body? I can't find any instructions or a PDF entailing parts or tools. Anyone already disassemble these?
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Use a flat head screw driver to remove the cap from the end, then use a socket wrench (either 6 or 8mm, I forget which) to remove the retaining nut. After that you just pull the body off the spindle.
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while it's probably time for a cleaning, my cb pedals squeak when my cleats get dry. i think its just the brass on steel, but i find i have to keep a little grease on the cleats.
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Originally Posted by Yoshi
Use a flat head screw driver to remove the cap from the end, then use a socket wrench (either 6 or 8mm, I forget which) to remove the retaining nut. After that you just pull the body off the spindle.
That sounds like the eggbeater / candy removal. The Quattro has a very small opening on both end of the spindle and I can't figure out which tool to fit in there. hex?
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Originally Posted by Ryleeryno
That sounds like the eggbeater / candy removal. The Quattro has a very small opening on both end of the spindle and I can't figure out which tool to fit in there. hex?
Oh whoops, sorry. I don't have the Quattros...
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How about this?

http://crankbrothers.com/rebuild_kit.php?itemId=66639

I've also found my pedals creak but it's the plastic "pontoon" rubbing on the metal platform if i happen to twist my right foot a tad far on the upstroke...
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Originally Posted by Ryleeryno
Alright. I already put 2000 miles on my CB Quattro SL pedals and they are making creaking sounds so I figured it's time to clean and lube.....

Now... how do you remove the spindle from the platform body? I can't find any instructions or a PDF entailing parts or tools. Anyone already disassemble these?
Where's the creaking noise coming from? Are you sure it's the pedals? Maybe you just need to clean the springs?

I say this because I've got just under 10k miles on a set of quattros and they're fine, but I have had to clean out the springs every now and then.
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Originally Posted by kensuf
Where's the creaking noise coming from? Are you sure it's the pedals? Maybe you just need to clean the springs?

I say this because I've got just under 10k miles on a set of quattros and they're fine, but I have had to clean out the springs every now and then.
Upon removal and inspection of the pedal I noticed an excessive amount of grease has leaked out of the spindle shaft so I think it may have been a bad seal. I ordered the rebuild kit from CB. Now... I have no idea how to remove this spindle. I already removed the sleeve and bearing but can't remove the spindle itself. Is there a lockring located inside?

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