Greasing Pedals

by notfastenough   March 13, 2012  

I need to grease my speedplay pedals soonish, but don't want to spend £40 on Speedplay's own grease gun and lube.

http://www.probikekit.com/uk/tools-maintenance/bicycle-lubrication/speed...

Can I simply buy something generic?

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Just use some generic copper grease for the threads, assuming it's the threads you're talking about and not the surface of the cleat plates.

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posted by dodgy [117 posts]
13th March 2012 - 10:41

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posted by jimmo62 [59 posts]
13th March 2012 - 10:43

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jimmo62, thats just for the grease, you still need a gun to apply it to the internal bearings.

You can buy cheaper grease guns... I have this one and it works fine :

http://www.highonbikes.com/fat-spanner-workshop-bike-grease-gun.html

Here is some advice for when you first try it, leave the pedals on the bike, it makes applying pressure to pedal much easier.

Here is a video too :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9bTnfMI-6I

Spin the pedals while you push the grease through, this makes sure you get all the old dirty grease out.

here is another video of someone doing it with a 3mm syringe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1hst38NpA

Happy Pedalling

posted by ashleybrookes86... [9 posts]
13th March 2012 - 11:32

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Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer. I'm referring to the little grease port that is on the side of Speedplay pedals for bearing lubrication without disassembly.

I've seen the lube itself for about £11 (thanks Jimmo) but the gun is another £30! It's a proprietary size I think, as well.

Presumably you can just get bearing grease in a little gun?

(Grease is already on the spindles, but not needing a gun, that is easier to apply. I use dry lube on the cleat, since that is the moving part, not the pedals.)

EDIT: Ah, you beat me to it Ashley, thanks for the pointers.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3123 posts]
13th March 2012 - 11:46

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Parker International currently has the Speedplay grease gun, complete with grease, for £27.95

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posted by netclectic [118 posts]
13th March 2012 - 12:11

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Ah, now that's little more like it. Still overpriced, but doesn't make me choke on my drink! Thanks.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3123 posts]
13th March 2012 - 12:27

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