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onedudeinca 02-02-2014 01:48 AM

Where EXACTLY to lubricate double pedals?
Hi everyone,

I have DW7000 double pedals and Iron Cobra double pedals. I'm looking around on the forums and online searches that show exactly where to lubricate the double pedals. Some say "wherever metal hits metal," but I was wondering if there is actually any picture or chart that shows this? I do better with pics versus only words. Manufacturer websites don't say much, YouTube doesn't say much, and other forums just suggest what to use/ not use.

Also, I bought 3 different oils/lubricants:
1. "All Purpose Machine Oil" by Singer
2. "Silicone Lubricant" by Permatex ("prevents wear and repels moisture")
3. "Chain Lube" by Permatex ("extends chain, gear & cable life")

The forums say different things, but wanted all your opinions on these before I have at them.

Any help? Thanks all.

Pocket-full-of-gold 02-02-2014 01:54 AM

Re: Where EXACTLY to lubricate double pedals?
Any section where one part moves against another. The hinge on the footboard is a good example. As is the point where the chain connects to the top of the footboard. After that, it'll basically come down to anywhere that squeaks. Don't over think this though mate. It's something that only has to be done once in a blue moon when things start making noise. I've had pedals last for years before the need to lube, so it'll just depend.

I use a drop of sewing machine oil. I've seen all sorts of wonderful concoctions suggested. Pick one that tickles your fancy. As long as it lubes, it'll be good to go.

bud7h4 02-02-2014 03:34 AM

Re: Where EXACTLY to lubricate double pedals?
Definately lube the joints on the drive shaft. That's actually all I lube, but my pedals are fairly new and never leave the house, so no need to lube bearings for a long time yet.

I would not oil bearings I would grease those if I ever lubed them at all.

Les Ismore 02-03-2014 10:25 AM

Re: Where EXACTLY to lubricate double pedals?
I like "wherever metal hits metal,"

That pretty much describes it and out of those three-"Chain Lube" by Permatex ("extends chain, gear & cable life")

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