Available at a chemist or drug store near u....
1) remove screw in grease injection port in side of pedal body
2) put desired lubricant in syringe
3) inject lubricant until old lubricant is expelled from crank side of pedal body
4) wipe off old lubricant and replace injection port screw
Refer to pics & video below....
Not sure why the YouTube vid doesn't embed but that's the link anyways....
Forgive the quality as I was injecting the grease one handed while holding the iPhone with the other! I guess however, it does demonstrate how easy the process is if I can do it one handed, and proves that u don't need a $40 speedplay grease gun to do the job!
Hope that saves a few quid
If anyone has trouble finding a suitable syringe at the chemist or local doctors surgery, drop me a PM and I'll send u some...
Doing it after every ride in pouring rain or bike clean and I use standard thick-viscosity bearing grease from Cyclone.
The speedplay manual says "a waterproof, high-quality grease" will work.
FAQ on speedplay website says:
What type of grease do you recommend for the bearings?
A synthetic, waterproof grease such as marine wheel-bearing grease works best. Speedplay uses waterproof bearing grease in its factory. Do not use thin viscosity grease, spray lubes, oil, or dry-type (PTFE) lubricants on pedal bearings or damage may result. Speedplay Grease guns and recommended grease are available at your local Speedplay dealer or call us at 1-800-468-6694 to order.
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-oz-mini- ... 93486.html
2013 BMC TMR01 custom build
2013 Cannondale F-Series 29'er, Carbon 3
2012 Cannondale CAAD10-1 custom build, 14.06 lbs
1980 Palo Alto custom build
http://www.kleen-ritecorp.com/p-4566-su ... rease.aspx
The advantage (I think) of a gun over a syringe is that you can hold it very tight against the grease hole and inject grease with a lot of pressure.
I am not convinced Speedplays really need a lot of pressure or frequent greasing however. I used them for years with NEVER greasing them before I bought the grease guns. Frequent greasing certainly couldn't hurt though. Luckily, I live in a very dry area. maybe in a wet area more frequent greasing is warranted.
Phil Wood portable grease gun:
http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Merchant2 ... Code=Tools
ilvwhtgrls wrote:any recommendations on a grease thats available at a local US based store? REI, home depot or LBS type of thing.
You can go into your local CAT Earthmoving Dealer and speak to the parts dept..Ask for this part number... 183-3424 (US sized cartridge)..or if in Aust quote this part number 183-3425(450g)..
Its a water and temp resistant grease
As an experiment, I have oiled my right pedal and greased the left on my dry bike. Just to see if there was a wear issue. After 3 months, none what so ever. The right pedal does spin much more than the left [by hand]. If you remove the rubber 'O' ring, then it spins much more. If you are the type of rider that plays with their bike a lot, you can probably remove the seals and oil them regularly.
Both pedals are greased on my wet bike.
Just wondering what other greases people have been using? Do not want to go down the expensive speedplay route.
Will use syringe, and something like this...?....??
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/white-lightning ... 100g-tube/
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