I do exactly what Dale suggests here, and was trying to figure out how to describe the process -- I'm glad he tackled it first.
One additional thing is, once you get the inner bearings greased and pressed into the inner cup with the spindle, pull the spindle back out and clean most of the grease off of it (and make sure the inner bearings, now in their proper places on the cup, have plenty of grease). That way, you dramatically increase the chances that the spindle can be backed out without bringing any bearings along for the ride, when you push the spindle back to bring the outer race against the bearings.
Remember, like Dale says.....turn the outer race, not the spindle (although it's less of an issue if you've cleaned it up like I've suggested -- I often get lazy and spin the spindle most of the way).
Works like a charm.
Scott Minneman San Francisco, California, USA
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Dale Brown Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 5:04 PM To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [CR] Overhauling Super Record Ti pedals
<< ...Is there a?trick to this... >>
They are tricky.
1. You already referred to this, use only the amount of grease that will properly do the job, no excess. Maybe use a hypodermic needle or something similar to insert extra grease after it's together...
2., Once you start to reassemble & thread on the outer cone and before it makes contact with grease laden ball bearings, pull the pedal spindle back so the outer cone and race contact the bearings. That will leave the gap at the back or inside bearings (hopefully they will stay in place!) . Then tighten the cone itself, not twisting the spindle but holding it stationary... That will pull the inside bearings and races together but with the twisting action now taking place up front where they are already safely in their track. The rear or inner bearings will be drawn together in a straight line with hopefully no twisting action which might have otherwise messed them up. (Does all this make sense?)
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA
-----Original Message----- From: Raymond Dobbins <email@example.com> To: Classic Rendezvous Bike List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 6:14 pm Subject: [CR] Overhauling Super Record Ti pedals
I'd never tried overhauling Record pedals before, and today I did it for th
e first time with?Super Record Ti spindle pedals.? I've done bbs, heads ets
and hubs, so I?wasn't expecting any difficulty...but I was surprised by how
difficult it was to?set up the bearings on the outside of the peda l
(closest to the dustcaps).? The loose bearings have to be in precisely the
right location in order for?the cone nut to engage them correctly as you
thread it on.? If you have too much grease on the bearings or the con e nut,
the bearings get pulled/pushed out of place as the cone threads in.
? It took me a few tries to figure out how to?get it right.
Are all?Record pedals as difficult (or easy depending on your level of ex
pertise!), or are the Ti?spindle pedals different?
Is there a?trick to this that I don't know?
Miami Florida USA