2 months ago I bought a pair pedals of VP Components VP-007. They stared squeaking when rotating. I've opened them to see what going inside, a lot of grease was accumulated at one place and spread it across the spindle fixed first pedal. The second have problems with the hex nut holding the spindle. It's a reverse threads and they were damaged (It was rotating at one place). After carefully pushing and pulling the spindle the hex nut comes out. I went to local bike shops, services, hardware stores, but they didn't find exact the same hex nut.
I've contacted the local shop where I bought the pedals showing photos and explaining the situation - they didn't help. Also the manufacturer VP Components told me that they never had such model
VP-007 and it's possible to be a fake product (I also showed them pictures of the pedals).
Why I'm writing this whole story, because one hex nut with price not more than a dollar fu*ked up a pedal with price around $80 (which is quite expensive for me).
And I'm searching for that da*n hex nut. I can't provide the exact specifics for the hex nut, but it seems to respond on M6 (size here is a chart https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server300/9376c/products/14718/images/14557/692824__37617.1489405294.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)
So far I found:
- Spindle from AliExpress, but they didn't sell the nut separatly
- A lot of results comes out for M6 nut, but can anyone fit ¯\(ツ)/¯
- not sure whether they sell only the hexagons (maybe I could ask them, but the delivery will be something like $20 )