Bicycle Mechanics - Pedal spindle size
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12-27-12, 08:08 AM
I have a 1997 Cannondale F700 MTB and I'm thinking of replacing the pedals.Are my spindles 9/16 0r 1/2 inch?Thanks!
12-27-12, 08:22 AM
Typically, 1/2" are only found on 1 piece cranks.
Cannondale should be 9/16".
12-27-12, 09:13 AM
Stupid me!!I didn't think of checking the crank I just replaced with a Shimano Alivio!9/16 it is.
12-27-12, 12:13 PM
Don't forget to grease the threads of the new pedals to prevent them seizing and to torque them firmly with a proper pedal wrench to avoid them loosening and stripping the threads. I always use stainless steel pedal washers as an additional precaution against seizing and galling the cranks.
Remember that the left pedal has a left-hand thread.
Also, if the new pedals are serviceable I would suggest that you check them for sufficient grease and adjust them properly. It has been my experience that new pedals, even high-quality ones, come skimpily lubricated and adjusted too tight.
12-27-12, 01:49 PM
Bill got your answer. You can get a little plastic caliper for $2 that could save a lot of frustration down the road when you have to measure diameter (axles, seatposts, bearings, OLD on hubs, etc.)
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