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    Drops small screws noteon's Avatar
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    Dumb pedal question

    I have VP117A pedals on my Swift.

    I want to take them off and install Grip Kings.

    So here I am, mug of tea doctored and ready for thoughtful sipping, "how to change pedals" references open, new pedal wrench at the ready...

    And I can't find a place on the VP117A's to put the wrench. All I see is an Allan bolt through the crankarm. Where I expect to see the part of the pedal that takes a wrench, I just see a very short stem, round in cross-section, no straight sides for accepting a wrench. (And the wrench is too thick to fit in there, too.)

    Is that all there is? Should I just crank hard on the Allan bolt with my hex tool?

    Thanks in advance. I owe you a beer.
    Last edited by noteon; 08-07-08 at 02:32 PM.
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    You just have to crank the Allen head. It helps to have a socket type Allen wrench and a breaker bar or long ratchet. Be careful, they will strip out very easily. Wouldn't hurt to soak it with penetrating oil first.

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    Drops small screws noteon's Avatar
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    Thanks. I don't have penetrating oil on hand--will WD-40 do?

    And what are we talking about, half an hour of soaking?
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