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Old 08-03-02, 05:47 PM   #1
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how to get the whole pedal thingy off!

How do you get the whole pedal thingy off of a bike? undid all the bolts and washers but cant get it off!
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Old 08-03-02, 06:00 PM   #2
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What pedal thingy?? if you are talking about the crank arms the pedals attach to, then you need a crank puller if the cranks do not have a self extracing bolt. Pedals remove from the carnk arms with a pedal wrench.Right pedal has right hand threads,left pedl has left hand threads....Maybe you are pulling someones leg?
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Could you be more specific?

Pedals come off with a pedal wrench [or any open wrench of the same size]; some can be taken off with a 5mm allen key.
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Old 08-03-02, 06:14 PM   #4
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the pedal (at the base) had a nut shaped like a stop sign.
and then a washer and then the pedal is attached to a bearing i think.....i'm no bike genius and the bike i bought last (Dyno Air about 6 years ago) didnt come with anything except some manuals. This bike that i'm working on now is an old mountain bike.

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Bikes are about USING ones energy.Driving a big SUV is a WASTE of energy
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Old 08-03-02, 06:27 PM   #6
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i'm lazy. What can i say? hehe....i'm gonna just hit it with a hammer if i cant get it off..hehe

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Old 08-03-02, 06:38 PM   #7
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and also, where the F**K did u get SUV from? and btw i'm almost sure i'm gonna get booted and I DONT CARE!
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Penguin, Chill.

You question was about "the whole pedal thingy." I have no idea what that is. That's a little like referring to a car's steering wheel as "the controlling thingy." If you had provided a little more detail, like "the arm thingy that the pedals are attached to," I might have known what you were talking about.

Try not to get insulting when people who want to offer their help in good faith are stumped by your inability to describe yourself clearly.
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Actually, I think you're a troll.
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hahahahaa

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my ritcheys use 8mm allen key believe it or not.
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ok...cooling down..... but yeah it is the arm thingymabober whatchamajig. its confusing as hell...and who are you calling a troll? i'm a penguin! lazy one at that!
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if urr trying to get the "pedal arm" otherwise known as crank arm for future reference, you will need a crank puller. you can purchase one at most bike shops.
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Old 08-03-02, 06:54 PM   #15
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another thing. I'M NOT GONNA SPEND MONEY! but heh....its all good...i'm friends with the guys at the bike shop here cause i'm constantly needing to borrow tools and use their air pump for my bike cause i dont take care of it and i dont care about it but its all good!
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o yeah what i meant by that post is that i'll just go there and have them do it unless you can help
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Like IRC said...

The crankset -- this is composed of the chainrings, crankarm and pedal -- is connected to your bike by a spindle that runs through a mechanism called the bottom bracket. The spindle is tapered on each side, allowing the person who assembled your bike to push the crankset on firmly when he originally tightened the crank bolt. You need a special tool that screws into the crankset [you'll notice larger bolt threads around the insude of the big hole in the middle of the crankset] and then pushes it off the spindle. Look at this page for information on how that works. A picture is worth ten-thousand words, and the pictures there might be helpful.

All things considered, you might want to have your shop do it for you this time, until you get more experience working on your bike. But ask them if you could watch. That's the best way to learn.
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Old 08-03-02, 07:02 PM   #18
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It sounds like you've got a 1-piece crank This one's not too bad, just take the pedals off first, if you didn't (the left pedal has backwards thread, as you probably know).

Next, turn the big stop-sign-shaped nut clockwise (it's reverse-thread too). You should be able to take it from there. When you see the bearings, take note of the orientation of the retainer that they're mounted in, the "ring" side should face outwards and the "fingers" that hold the ball bearings should be on the inboard side when you put it back together.
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Ok mech that was the biggest help so far. Thank you thats the kind of info i need! thank you, Mech.
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Sure thing!
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o yeah mech...in your profile it says computers and hardware tweaks....u part of OCF? (overclockersforum.com) i am and i take that forum seriously. hehe
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No, I'm a longtime AnandTech Forum member, however... I even made some of the avatars they use, including the non-blinking version of my Cheetah avatar, which earned me an Elite status there.
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Velocipedio and MechBgon I admire your patience and helpfulness with this one!
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Ok aerobat! Thanks alot! i come here with a simple question, i edit my posts after i'm told that they are too strong, Meech answers EXACTLY what i asked, nothing more, nothing less. and in plain engilish too! and you come and tell everyone that i'm hard to deal with? HOW DARE YOU!@ its redicules that i cant even ask a simple question and get a simple answer without being criticized by you! This is the...no...wait....i'll continue posting here it might be fun :-)


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