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Hi,

I just bought a rebuild kit for my egbeater 3.
Removing the old bearings, with new cartridge and needle bearing went with no problem, but when I reassemble the pedals I run into problems.

When I insert the axle/spindle it is like it goes to far into the pedal body. If I tighten the 8mm nut with the axle pushed all the way in, the axle is almost to tight to turn, and the end of the axle i sticking 3-4mm out of the other end.
If I choose not to tighten the nut all the way I get 5-7mm play between the axle and the pedal body. The play can be removed when I insert the end caps (the end cap is pushing the axle back - But I doubt that is the right way to do it.

Have I done something wrong (maybe put in the needle bearing to far, allowing the axle to go in to far?) or am I missing something?

Christian
 

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I just did my first EB 3 rebuild and ran into the same thing. I was like wtf? This can't be right. I took the cap off the other one and was able to get it to move as well. I guess that's how they are supposed to be???

Seems like a poor design.
 
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