I got the Assioma Duos for xmas, and have struggled to clip in due to how freely the pedals spin. This is especially bad when starting off on an upward incline, as you have to push off with more force, which causes the pedal to spin even more. I find myself looking down, trying to stop the pedal from spinning with my foot, and then clipping in. I had several close calls, usually in traffic, which has made me look for a solution. My previous pedals (Shimano 105 SPD-SL) would barely spin at all when pushing off. I wanted to make the Faveros behave the same way.
I ended up replacing the bearings with some cheap ebay bearings, which I packed with grease. This has increased the friction and the pedal now spins much less than before. It has made clipping in as easy as can be.
Here is a video that shows the results. I have next to no mechanical or DIY skills, so if anyone thinks I have violated some best practices, please let me know!
- Thin walled 9mm socket to remove the spindle nut. I had 3 different 9mm sockets on hand, and none would fit the 13mm opening. I found this tekton socket, which has a 12.9mm outer diameter, and it fits.
- 10/15/4mm - inner bearings (2 per pedal)
- 6/13/5mm - outer bearings (1 per pedal)
- Park Tool Polylube