Low car diet
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR, USA
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I think what you mean by "front of the pedal or back", is using a 15mm wrench on the front or allen wrench on the end of the axle. Either works.
Like JanMM said, make sure you're putting the pedals in the correct direction (right clockwise with the 15mm wrench, left counter-clockwise--by the way, "right" pedal goes on the crank with the chainrings).
Make sure the threads are clean and apply a thin layer of grease before installing.