Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-11-06, 04:54 PM   #1
Stu22
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stripped hex screw head. Now I can't get my pedals off!

I have a Raceface Evolve DH crankset with Truvative Holzfeller pedals. I was having a squeaking issue with my left pedal and wanted to take it off to take a look and possibly lubricate it. Well, I was attempting to find the right size hex key and accidentally stripped it by choosing the wrong size, and now I cannot get the pedal off. I need help on how to somehow get it out.
Stu22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-06, 05:00 PM   #2
JanMM
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In Central IN
Bikes: RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
Posts: 13,342
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
There aren't flats on the spindle for a 15mm wrench? Not familiar with those pedals.
JanMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-06, 05:01 PM   #3
jp_rcr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
use a pedal wrench or choose an allen one size bigger and a hammer. tap the allen into the pedal until it is snug. rember that your left side pedal is a left hand thread. turn left to tighten and right to loosen.
jp_rcr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-06, 05:03 PM   #4
Stu22
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I tried before and it does not fit. There is not enough area for the wrench to even get down to take it off. I read up a little about how to take them off and found that you need a hex key. Unfortunately, I stripped it

I'll try that right now, JP. Thanks
Stu22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-06, 05:21 PM   #5
Stu22
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well it turns out there were two hex keys in the pedal. One to remove it, and one that I guess removes the bearings of the pedal or something. That was the one that I believe I stripped. Chances are I will not ever remove that, and if I need to, I'll take it to a mechanic so he can look at it if there's ever a problem in there.

I used a much larger hex key which fix perfectly, and turned it to the left to remove the pedal (no idea why it worked when I turned it to the left, but it tightened it when I moved it to the right). A little cleaning removed the insanely loud squeak in it
Stu22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-06, 06:10 PM   #6
JanMM
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In Central IN
Bikes: RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
Posts: 13,342
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Very good. You might never need to service the bearings, with any luck.
JanMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-06, 06:17 PM   #7
aadhils
Bike Junkie
 
aadhils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Bikes: Orange Brompton M3L; Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Fixie (Eddy Orange)
Posts: 1,590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
These are what they look like if anyone's interested:

...
aadhils is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-06, 08:40 PM   #8
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
I notice that a lot of newer pedals are made without flats for a pedal wrench. Seems kind of stupid to me.
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:11 AM.