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#26 2012-05-25 1:40pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

need to do this

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#27 2012-05-25 2:34pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

just an FYI guys, ANY dx style pedal (and that means millions of them,VP/GT/FUSION any dx from anybody) spindles will drop right into shimanos, so unless you are really particular about having the shimano style allen head end on the spindle, you have millions of choices for spindles from any 3$ pedal you can find to save yourself some cash. cool

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#28 2012-12-21 7:57pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Where can I find those plastic black end seals?
If not, is there anything else that can work that I could pick up from Home Depot??

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#29 2012-12-22 6:16pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Anyone want to sell a set of the Shimano Pedals with the end cap seals?  If so how much?


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#30 2012-12-25 6:38am

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Is it safe to say that the 1/2 inch spindals are for one piece cranks and the 9/16 are for 3 piece cranks?  I believe the GT Platform pedals are the closest pedal you can get to the Shimano DX pedal.  Great work on restoring those pedals!!  What is the trick on getting the pedals to spin?  Just cleaning the bearings out which means taking it apart like you did?


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#31 2012-12-25 6:49am

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Hollywood 1 wrote:

Is it safe to say that the 1/2 inch spindals are for one piece cranks and the 9/16 are for 3 piece cranks?  I believe the GT Platform pedals are the closest pedal you can get to the Shimano DX pedal.  Great work on restoring those pedals!!  What is the trick on getting the pedals to spin?  Just cleaning the bearings out which means taking it apart like you did?

Yes to the crank sizes

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#32 2013-02-26 7:06pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

caleb_k31 wrote:

i have done several sets, i filed them down to bring back the lines.  i sent mine to Chip for powder.
started with them looking like the top one,  bottom one is after a i took a file to it.   
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183 … JAD125.jpg
after powder, with the repro end caps
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183 … JAD131.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183 … JAD132.jpg

awesome results cool


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#33 2013-03-17 5:01pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

I am restoring a set of DX and want to paint them blue. Any ideas what color blue I should use or where I can get it? hmm


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#34 2013-03-18 7:19am

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Great thread!  Just completed my first spindle exchanges between a set of DXs and PD-MX15s yesterday.  Thanks for the how-to!  smile

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#35 2013-03-30 3:56pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

This is a great thread - stripped my DX down today.  Left them in Citristrip for over 24 hours and it didn't touch them....tried oven cleaner (on the off chance they were anno'd...)which did even less so decided to hit Ace and get some Klean Strip which was mentioned in an earlier post......

This did the job but its not a 'clean' strip and still needs to be scrubbed hard with a tooth brush to get the paint off - never seen paint like this before!

Spent a few hours messing about with dremels, sand paper, wire wool and stripper but got there in the end....one pedal done!

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#36 2013-05-16 9:48pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

I decided to do this project. I bought a beat up pair of DX's off of Ebay :
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-used-BMX-Shimano-DX-pedals-9-16-4-Haro-GT-Hutch-Redline-CW-Dyno-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/Jc8AAOxyQj9RTz~k/$T2eC16JHJGsFFMeIimrlBRTz+k),9w~~60_14.JPG
pretty chewed up here :
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lM2_HhW2U4k/UbKRMnMedbI/AAAAAAAADLI/wZFUpKVXjUM/s640-Ic42/20130531_190417.jpg
I bought  a cheap file kit from Sears, got the pedals, took them apart, and started filing, Started here:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sK4ggvS7JeY/UXC6p0ytFnI/AAAAAAAAAsg/V4KuC1u_xLw/s512/20130416_004516.jpg
and took my time shaping. When I was done shaping I sent them off to the powdercoaters for a flat black finish. On a side note these are riders so that's why I went with powdercoat instead of paint, I need a tougher coating than paint, cause these are going to be ridden.
Put them back together, greased them up with this stuff :
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yyBXKJ15LXc/UZWzg_GchtI/AAAAAAAAAuA/rwLFSxVHux4/s640/20130517_003411.jpg
and put em on the Quad...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BGqU1YInR_Q/UZW0kI0WRJI/AAAAAAAAAuI/T8BruJeAOqE/s640/20130517_003831.jpg

This was a great little project, and I saved a boat-load of cash on the pedals I had when I was a kid.

Save some DX's! Do this project.

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#37 2013-05-16 9:50pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Small pics, my bad.


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#38 2013-05-16 10:17pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

I did a set last winter and it included removing some pins, that can be a task. you have to get a slide hammer and hook it to a vise grips. you can try to flip the pins over and put them back in, because they are the exact same on both ends. if the pins are to messed up to come out you must drill them out, then have a cnc machinist make you new pins, thankfully I have a friend who is great with cnc and made me a few pins.

i can show you some of this later, but i don't have pics of it in progress.


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#39 2013-10-30 3:43pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Hey in the process of rebuilding a set. Replacing balls & completely cleaning/ regreasing internals. Question: did anyone figure out an alternative solution to replacing the plastic rings on the inside of the spindle (crank side)? Leaving for the hardware store now to see if an O-ring in that diameter stretched may fit/work.

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#40 2013-11-24 7:40am

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

caleb_k31 wrote:

i have done several sets, i filed them down to bring back the lines.  i sent mine to Chip for powder.
started with them looking like the top one,  bottom one is after a i took a file to it.   
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183 … JAD125.jpg
after powder, with the repro end caps
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183 … JAD131.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183 … JAD132.jpg

Restoring a set of black ones also. Cleaned/ filed to bring em back to life. They are going to Chip tomorrow for powder also. I plan on filing (fine tooth/ emery polishing the SHIMANO logo on the inside spindle body as original. My question is the plastic shims on the spindle. One of mine is missing. Anyone have a good solution to replacing these or where I can find some or something compatible? These are going to be nice when done...

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#41 2013-11-24 2:42pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Heres a set I've just finished - waiting for the end caps off a member here.

  Before .......

  http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/Rabdul06/P1020629_zps7eff929f.jpg

  http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/Rabdul06/P1020630_zps38843d69.jpg

After......

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/Rabdul06/P1020785_zps2cbfcd22.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/Rabdul06/P1020784_zps7d7c5e40.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/Rabdul06/P1020786_zpsc78185d0.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/Rabdul06/P1020787_zps571766f1.jpg

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#42 2013-11-24 5:04pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

I did a really rough set a DX's few years ago and several set since. I painted blue with Metal Cast. They looked about like your.

One little trick some of you may try if you are filing and refinishing DX pedals. After your file and sand use a wire wheel with steel wire, (not brass - brass is too grabby) and lightly brush the pedal's file marks. These pedals are cast aluminum and had a slight wavy surface. The wire wheel pushes the aluminum surface around removing file marks and making them look much more like a wavy cast surface. They you can paint them metal cast and your favorite candy coating and they will look almost NOS.

Also be careful not to remove too much metal from the ends of DX pedals, the dust cap will stick out if you remove too much.


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#43 2013-11-24 5:09pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Great job

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#44 2013-11-24 5:54pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

'One little trick some of you may try if you are filing and refinishing DX pedals. After your file and sand use a wire wheel with steel wire, (not brass - brass is too grabby) and lightly brush the pedal's file marks. These pedals are cast aluminum and had a slight wavy surface. The wire wheel pushes the aluminum surface around removing file marks and making them look much more like a wavy cast surface. They you can paint them metal cast and your favorite candy coating and they will look almost NOS.'

  Good to know. I was playing around with various ideas on how to rough them up a bit after filing them. As you can see there are a few chips in the paint so I may strip them down and try your idea with the wire wheel. These were painted with Metal Cast using the clear adhesive promoter.


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#45 2013-11-25 8:22am

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

BritUS wrote:

'One little trick some of you may try if you are filing and refinishing DX pedals. After your file and sand use a wire wheel with steel wire, (not brass - brass is too grabby) and lightly brush the pedal's file marks. These pedals are cast aluminum and had a slight wavy surface. The wire wheel pushes the aluminum surface around removing file marks and making them look much more like a wavy cast surface. They you can paint them metal cast and your favorite candy coating and they will look almost NOS.'

  Good to know. I was playing around with various ideas on how to rough them up a bit after filing them. As you can see there are a few chips in the paint so I may strip them down and try your idea with the wire wheel. These were painted with Metal Cast using the clear adhesive promoter.

The original paint was much tougher than Metal Cast. With metal cast you can't spray too much on either because it gets dark in a hurry, therefore the paint is really thin when you are finished. The slightest nick reveals the aluminium below.  I used clear over and an adhesion promoter too. I have a red set on my PL24. I would have painted others but they wear too much when riding. The other two sets on my 2 PR's I left raw. They look nice and I don't have to worry about chipping.


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#46 2014-04-02 4:24pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Awesome thread, really informative....thanks smile

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#47 2014-04-02 6:07pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Yep, wish I saw this prior to completion of mine~

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#48 2014-04-02 9:36pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/20140328_115117_zps368c2ad4.jpg

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/20140328_115146_zps70cb099f.jpg

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/20140328_120911_zps2f82cf89.jpg


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#49 2014-10-10 3:58am

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

I have done a heap of these pedals for people. After shaping them, I blast them in my sandblasting cabinet to give the texture and removed all machining marks. This is what they look like blasted

http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af272/Tackoz/Ozbmx/2bc6692f0bf95ddc273a0389d3e85551_zps0f74eee1.jpg

And a set I finished, with the lite textured finish.

http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af272/Tackoz/Ozbmx/be8d3cc14b6c8e2b907caf938ed0508a_zpseb09ccbd.jpg

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#50 2014-10-20 8:34pm

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Re: Shimano DX pedal restoration and spindle exchange..

Holy cow, Tack. Those look amazing. Just got some pretty chewed up ones today. I've GOT to find a sandblasting cabinet. Wow.

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