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    speedplay x/2 pedal rebuild kit question

    How do I get the old black bodies off my speedplay x/2 pedals so I can install the new bodies and bearings that come with the rebuild kit?

    bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiles
    How do I get the old black bodies off my speedplay x/2 pedals so I can install the new bodies and bearings that come with the rebuild kit?

    bill
    Go to the Speedplay home page. If you can't find instructions e-mail Speedplay from their site. Their customer service is great.

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    The question stands.

    Speedplay home page has nothing I can find about upgrade kits. No descriptions. No instructions. I emailed Speedplay twice over the past 10 days for instructions. Nothing. No response.

    The question stands.

    bill

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    It's in the pedal manuals on their website. To remove the body from the axle, take off outer dust cap, insert Torx T-20 driver, loosen axle retainer screw. Then, pull body from axle. Easiest to perform this procedure with the axle still mounted to the crank arm.

    BTW, you got new bodies as well? How does the cost compare to getting new pedals that also include cleats? You also have to take into account that the axle wears due to the center roller bearing.

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    thanks

    Thanks. Where do I get a Torx T-20 driver? I was only going to buy new bearings until my bike shop offered what they called a complete rebuild option. It cost $60.00 and included new bodies.

    FYI: I can find no pedal manual on the Speedplay site. Maybe you can post the URL for me. The closest I get is the Tech Support page:

    http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?f...n=home.support

    which lists a pdf for X1 & X2 Series pedal installation and maintenance.

    This flyer is only one page and has nothing about taking pedals apart or rebuilding them.

    Thanks again,

    bill

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    That is weird. There used to be PDF documents that contained both the front and back side of the printed manual. Now only the front sides are up on the site.

    You need a T-20 L-Key, a T-handle, or a regular driver handle with a hole through it so you can stick another driver through for leverage. You probably won't be able to loosen the screw with a normal screw driver handle and tighten it sufficiently afterward. The screw is also thread locked from the factory. According to the manual it may require heating with a soldering iron tip in order to facilitate removal. With a proper driver however this shouldn't be necessary.

    I think the most obvious source to attain such a tool would be a hardware store. Alternatively try online at http://www.wihatools.com/indexes/indxtorx.htm.

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    BTW, apply some Loctite 243 in the axle threads (use a toothpick) and screw before tightening.

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    Another case of disappearing information in the homeland security age.

    Thanks. If I am successful, I will let you know.

    wiles

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    IIRC, its a pretty easy thing to do. Once you get the dust cap off the end, its pretty well self-explanatory.

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    I've moved back to NoVA. PLEASE change the weather!

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    Speedplay tech support finally called me today.

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