Bicycle Mechanics - Pedal washers?
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01-28-06, 10:08 PM
Are these necessary on modern cranks? When are they needed, or is it a personal choice? I've never used used them, and our local LBS doesn't either.
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Check your pedals. If they're gouging into the cranks then you might want to consider using washers. If not or you don't care then I wouldn't bother. If you have carbon cranks and the shoulders of the pedals are touching beyond the non-metallic threadsert of the cranks thus contacting the carbon itself then it's probably a good idea to use washers to cover that area.
01-28-06, 10:37 PM
I use them if they are included with the crankset and don't worry about it if they'er not.
01-28-06, 11:23 PM
Thanks guys. They didn't come with any of the cranks on any of our bikes, and they seem fine. I always make a point to grease the threads and the face of the threadset, and I haven't seen any gouging or galling.
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