Spoked to Death
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Boulder, CO
Bikes: Salsa La Cruz w/ Alfine 8, Specialized Fuse Pro 27.5+, Surly 1x1
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Glad you solved the problem, but let me throw in two little suggestions for the future and for other readers... Using grease on the pedals when you install them is a good thing, but if you didn't install them, try using a little PBlaster, which is a penetrating lubricant you can get in auto parts stores (the packaging looks like its out of the 50s or something), and it just rocks the pants off of WD40 for penetrating and loosening corroded or rusted threads.
Also, forget the 'reverse threaded' and 'lefty loosey lefty tightey' business. Here is how I remember how the pedals are threaded. Put the wrench on the pedal, and turn it towards the front of the bike to tighten, and towards the rear of the bike to loosen. That is true on both sides of the bike, no matter what. Should be helpful to other numbskulls like myself who kept forgetting which side was threaded in what way. To the front = tighter, to the back = looser.