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Created/Edited: Oct 5, 2011 / Oct 5, 2011

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Fixing recalcitrant pedal bearings

The left pedal of my old city commuting bike was crackling since some time, and I knew by experience that if I waited too long, there would be irreversible damage and I would have to buy a new pair.

So it was time to act ! I sat at the table, opened a wide newspaper, and made it together with my son who surprisingly didn't mess with items... Good occasion to make an MBPost tutorial I told myself :)

Removing things

Remove the pedal
Remove the pedal

List of tools
List of tools

Remove the pedal s frame
Remove the frame

Remove the oilproof cover
Remove the oilproof cap

Remove the axis
Remove the axis

Remove the balls carefully
Remove the balls carefully and check them

Keep old good balls
If some of them aren't round anymore, take the clean ones you kept from old pedals...

Clean the axis
Clean the axis, and the inside of the pedal as well

Putting back things together

Put back the axis
Put back the axis

Keep the balls safe
Take the (good) balls

Put back the balls
Put the balls back

Lubricant
Put few drops of clean oil

Put back the balls
Put the balls in the second end

Tighten the axis
Tighten the axis.. but not too much

Put back the frame
Put back the frame

Remove the pedal
Put back the pedal

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