Author Topic: SiNi balls in the pedals after 1 year and 5000 miles.  (Read 514 times)

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Offline zerodish

SiNi balls in the pedals after 1 year and 5000 miles.
« on: June 26, 2013, 05:38:10 pm »
There is no noticeable wear on the balls I would have went through 5 sets of steel balls in the same amount of time because of rust. The outer race is better sealed than the inner race so you could use ceramic on the inside race to save money. I was unable to get every thing in focus at the same time however the axle cone is the most worn.      http://www.flickr.com/photos/63373992@N07/9144861293/

Offline DaveB

Re: SiNi balls in the pedals after 1 year and 5000 miles.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 10:13:17 am »
You would have gone through 5 sets of steel balls in 5000 miles?  Where do you ride, under salt water?  I have Speedplay Frogs with 36,000 miles and the bearings are just now starting to develop some play and they have never been replaced, only greased every few months with an injector.  I have Shimano's cheap M515 SPD pedals on my rain bike and with no maintenance at all they are in fine shape with thousands of miles of abuse.

I suggest you rethink your maintenance procedures or buy higher quality pedals to begin with.