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Old 03-24-09, 06:23 PM
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speedplay zero pedal grease

So I finished up my first build a while ago and finally had some weather that was nice enough to take the bike out. I just bought brand new speedplay zero pedals this weekend for it and after a quick ride, about 5 miles around the block to see if everything worked alright, I came home and noticed that on one pedal where the spindle attaches into the pedal their is the grease from the inside bearings coming out. There isn't a lot but there is some. I am wondering if this is normal and why it would only be with one pedal. Thanks!
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excess grease will get pushed out.
it's all part of the design.
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normal!!!!!!!
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I'll add: don't get juked into paying $40 or w/e for the Speedplay grease. Just get a grease gun with any grease you like (Phil Wood, Shimano, Park, Finish Line, etc.) when it comes time to re-grease.

That Speedplay grease gun does look bling though so it's your call...
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Thanks guys... and who says there are haters here
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re grease gun, you dont need it often (once or twice a year?) so you can just take it to LBS for a 2min grease or have them do it every bike service. On the other hand the Zero cleat springs need to be lubed regularly, probably every 300-500km or after wet rides. Just a few drops of ProLink ProGold chain lube will do it.
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Originally Posted by acid_rider
re grease gun, you dont need it often (once or twice a year?) so you can just take it to LBS for a 2min grease or have them do it every bike service. On the other hand the Zero cleat springs need to be lubed regularly, probably every 300-500km or after wet rides. Just a few drops of ProLink ProGold chain lube will do it.
I'm no expert on "bike" lube, but I found that using a teflon lube helps keep the cleats a little cleaner. You need to lube more often, but dirt + friction = less life on the product. Just my opinion
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I also agree with saving your money on the grease gun. Any squeeze tube of grease with a tapered point will work exactly the same. However, I often spend money on things that look nice but I really don't need (women).
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I hope your wife does not look at bike forums, otherwise you will either need to spend a ton on roses...or else you will have nothing left to spend money on. Except bike stuff of course!
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you can get the grease gun at cheapy tool stores, or snap on , mac, matco cheaper than s/play, as far as grease i use mobil 1 syn grease and you by a large tube for the price of alittle one that you get from s/play, I grease every 500 miles as i have zero ti pedals and ti spindles don't last as long as stainless.
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