I am trying to get some pedals off without killing myself. I have a small MKS pedal wrench which was just not doing the job. I don't have a proper pedal wrench so I tried to use my torque wrench with the 6mm allen bit, connecting it to the pedal on the back of the crank where the allen connection is, rather then in front of the crank where the pedal wrench hooks onto the pedal. I got it up to about 120 in. lbs but then the bit slipped out and my hand bashed into the chainring. Ouch. Anyhow I am starting to get the feeling that a torque wrench won't do in this situation either. If the pedals are on there that tightly should I just get it taken off at my LBS, or will a good pedal wrench be able to succeed where the torque wrench failed? Thanks for any help
Oh yeah I am definitely going in the right direction, I know that L/R pedals are differently threaded.