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    RXS pedal service - clockwise or counterclockwise?

    I also posted in the Time forum but no one reads it?

    So I've got a lot of RXS pedals (from First to Ulteam), and typically the inboard bearings go bad and need to be replaced. The problem I have is that there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to the threading on the caps. On some the drive side pedal cap is right hand threaded, on some left. The non-drive is (I think) always right hand threaded. I've broken caps because I guessed wrong, does anyone know what to look for before trying? I can't see any thread with the cap screwed on.
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    On Look pedals (which are French made), the mark threads as "D" (droit) for right-hand thread and "G" (gauche) for left-hand thread. I believe Time is also a French company.
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    There are D and G marks on the pedal bodies but those only indicate the pedal side, not the thread. I can't find any markings for the thread.
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    What tool do you use to remove the cap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChipper View Post
    What tool do you use to remove the cap?
    I use a wrench that came with titanium spindles I bought a while back. It works by threading the pedal and wrench on the crank arm, then turning the wrench.



    BTW the Ti spindles are defective and I wouldn't recommend them. They're missing the groove for the inner bearing retaining clip, and the spacers/clips that come with them don't fit inside the pedal body. I made it work by machining in the missing groove for the OEM clip in the photo.
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    Interesting, thanks. Might be worth it to me just to get the wrench. I have a bunch of Time pedals several of which need the bearings serviced. Way cheaper than replacing them.
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