Bicycle Mechanics - pedals stuck
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so ive had my bike 3weeks now and im changing my pedals but there jammed on real tight. i can see my lbs has greased them but i still cant get one off. i got one off before but with a spanner and wooden mallet. and tried the same with the other but it just wont budge! a friend suggested spraying something flammable aroung the threads and setting alight to it? is this a good idea or not?
any comments will be great guys!!
Don't set it alight. Perhaps the pedal you can't remove is the non-drive side, and that would be due to it being reverse threaded.
02-27-06, 02:46 PM
I have had pedals that were well greased and only on for like 6 months be a total ***** to remove. I ended up jumping on the pedal wrench to break it loose.
IT sounds really stupid but double check Park's website. they have big red arrows to show you which way to turn just in case you are doing it wrong.
02-27-06, 07:21 PM
I second that your probably turning one the wrong way. Drive side pedals are a right hand thread, Non drive is a reverse thread.
02-27-06, 07:36 PM
Jag-a little detail to the above.
If you are sitting on the bike-the pedal on the right side should screw out like a normal screw-if you are staring at it like a clock-it unscrews counterclockwise-the normal way.
The left pedal-screws out clockwise-bazz akwards.You turn it the way that would normally tighten a common screw.
This bassakwards arrangement is to prevent the normal pedaling motion from loosening the left pedal.Luck,Charlie PS-This was one of the least of my mechanical fups.Everyone who just has at the bike has done this one..Now some candyazzes read the instruction manual or go to a tool site for info,but that is for strictly old gimps. "We don't need no stinkin' manuals!"
Just kidding-the park tool site is great.
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