Author Topic: Non-folding pedal service  (Read 135 times)

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Non-folding pedal service
« on: July 25, 2020, 09:11:47 am »

I noticed there's some play in the non folding pedal of my Brompton. Does this require any specialist tools to service? I'm guessing I just replace the bearings.

Any idea what size I need so I can order them before I take it apart?

J
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Aunt Maud

  • Le Flâneur.
Re: Non-folding pedal service
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 11:56:53 am »
Mine spewed its guts, so I just got a replacement. I don't think they're designed to be serviced, as they just fall apart being made of oats and cream cheese.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Non-folding pedal service
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 12:03:22 pm »
The earliest ones used bushes and were non-serviceable. More recent ones (sometime this century) use ball bearings and are pretty standard cheap pedals. The main hassle is stopping the cone from rotating and changing bearing clearance when tightening the locknut. I cannot remember if there is a keyed washer but even so, some Tennessee windage would be needed.

I have never bothered servicing them as the plastic dustcap tends to fall out and get lost. They are overpriced but still cheap.
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quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Non-folding pedal service
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 12:48:11 pm »


Hmmm. It's a €10 part. I may just buy a new one. I could then fettle the old one as a potential spare... Maybe...

J
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Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/