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Speedplay O-Ring/Bearing Replacement

Old 05-11-12, 05:38 PM
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Speedplay O-Ring/Bearing Replacement

How often do Speedplay O-Ring/Bearings need to be replaced? Where do you get the replacement (Speedplay Zero) parts?

I did a search and got some info about Speedplay and some guy who sold kits and a lawsuit. Anyone know of where to get a kit currently, other than the LBS? & how often this is necessary.

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Old 05-11-12, 05:40 PM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pedal-Bearin...ht_1981wt_1294


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thanks-- that guy includes the O-ring. I think when I did the detailed product search last time I couldn't find the O-ring and got confusing information about the bearing size/type. His might do the trick. Anyone know how often they should be replaced?
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Speedplay

Can I rebuild my Speedplay Zero pedals?
Speedplay Zero pedals were designed to be user-serviceable and rebuildable. Because Speedplay pedals are a high-performance product designed for safety and reliability, it is important to only use genuine Speedplay parts available from Speedplay retailers and to carefully follow the steps for disassembly and assembly found in the Speedplay Zero Pedal System instructions. Do not attempt to remove the needle bearing from the Zero pedal body as it is permanently bonded and cannot be removed without damaging components. The proper procedure for correctly installing the needle bearing into Zero pedals is critically important. Therefore, in order to ensure safety and reliability, this operation for all Speedplay Zero, Light Action Titanium, Light Action Stainless, X/1 and X/2 Pedal Systems is only performed under Speedplay supervision at our facility in San Diego, California. Attempting to remove and replace the needle bearings in Zero pedals or reusing bent or damaged parts may result in severe injury. Additionally, attempting to remove and replace the needle bearings in Zero pedals will void the manufacturer's warranty. If the needle bearings in your pedal bodies need to be replaced, rebuild kits with the bearing factory installed in Zero pedal bodies are available from Speedplay retailers.

https://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?f...=home.zerofaqs
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Not 100% true. Do a web search (hint weight weenies site) for details.
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I am not at all surprised that Speedplay would attempt to control the repair and rebuild of their pedals, considering how tightly they control sales and prices.
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Originally Posted by Ramjm_2000 View Post
Not 100% true. Do a web search (hint weight weenies site) for details.
No need to go off BF for the whole story.
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Originally Posted by ticktockpedal View Post
How often do Speedplay O-Ring/Bearings need to be replaced? Where do you get the replacement (Speedplay Zero) parts?
I'm sure there are many here on BF with many, many miles more than I have, but I have about 4000 miles on a pair of chromoly Speedplay Zeros and all I do is grease them every now and then, using this grease gun and this grease. So far, so good.
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I rebuilt a pair of used X-2 pedals with non-Speedplay bearings for my own use, they are still running years later with no trouble. +1 on the grease gun, it's a good investment.
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i've got circa 8,000 miles on my speedplays. should i think about replacing the bearings/o-rings?
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Just use a lauer-lok syringe for grease. Fits fine and does the job for about $1.
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