Many riders neglect their Speedplays. They will wear out faster.
If they spin more than one turn when you spin them with your finger then they need lubrication.
A Speedplay Gun is best but you can use another gun if it has a small enough injector needle.
It must also have the correct grease. Non water soluble as specified by Speedplay.
You only have to remove the outer screw. Do not remove the plug.
Force the grease into the screw hole until it exudes from the spindle.
Make sure the plug remains in snug and replace the screw.
Wipe of excess grease. It takes about 2 minutes.
The pedal will now spin freely only about a half turn. This is correct.
Sydney RAW Christmas Track Carnival
Racing is to be held in December 2013 over 5 days at various venues ;
Friday 27 Dec at DGV
Saturday 28th Tempe
Sunday 29th Lidcombe
Monday 30th Hurstville
Tuesday 31st DGV
START TIMES Saturdays (Except public holiday weekends) – Juniors start at 2pm. Seniors A, B, C & D grades will start at 3pm. Note: No change of start time during Daylight Saving times – Juniors start at 2pm. Seniors A, B, C & D grades will start at 3pm ALL YEAR ROUND ! You must race in your club uniform,
Brake lever play is important When a road bike’s brakes are ideally adjusted, you’ll be able to pull the brake levers ¼ of the way to the handlebar before the pads touch the rims. This play in the lever travel is useful for three reasons : First, it helps you find just the right braking power. If the pads touch the rims as soon as the levers are pulled, it’s hard to feather them for smoothly graduated braking. Of course, for obvious reasons you don’t want the levers to reach the bar before you attain full braking power.
They say the fear of death was so palpable for many of the soldiers in World War 1 that very commonly they would scream for their mothers. This morning’s spin class was perhaps as close a moment for me.