1/2 inch serviceable pedals?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Ken, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Yeah I know not too many road riders use these today, but I have a set of
    1/2 inch *x-mart* Union pedals, that look to be non-serviceable. And doing
    some surfing at bikepartsusa, and a couple of other sites, I found some 1/2
    inch pedals that *look* like they would be better and may be serviceable.
    Does any one know about these pedals? I know some of them are not really
    intended for road use i.e. more for bmx / mtb bikes.






    Oh yeah, the Unions I have on the WF now have some serious play in them and
    feel like they have only a short amount of life left in them, like maybe
    another 400 to 500 miles. So they need to be replaced. I would like to put
    some better pedals on this thing. I have a 3 piece crank I was thinking
    about upgrading to if decent pedals can't be had.

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  2. well, chosing a nylon screw at hardware then matching the screw to a
    specific drill size (or 2)
    carefully drilling into the cap and sssllloowwwwlyy inthe last grind
    thru leaving the metal twists attached if possible
    flush and spin the unit with 5w
    or PCB and let sit then rinse with 5w
    dry in hot sun
    fill with 70W trans oil
    and cut screw to fit and thread but not butt into
    screw and ride.
  3. actually, i empathize as i restored one pedal for a "free spirit"
    intending to use the pedal as a spare for my raleigh but it's a size
    smaller with the same wrench od.

    the deal is you can flea market a 1/2" pedal that's actually unused but
    very old and using this method recondition the set.
    but don't "fill" the pedal- two tablespoons, turn pedal, and allow to
    run down to the inboard bearings
    then let sit in sun for 2-3 days. the trans oil has a tendency to dry
    and gum greaselike.
    watch your step on the rug-the inexpensive gear oil stinks.