I was pretty disappointed last night to remember that my MTB has a bent crank arm. I guess It wasn't a big problem with the old pedals when used it last in 2006? But it was darn obvious and annoying last night in the parking lot with the new pedals.
I'm hoping I can take it off and whack it a bit back into a close enough position to work adequately. I got the nut off but the arm didn't come off easily. I imagine that will take some muscle or taps or leverage.
Any comments about straightening a bent crank arm?
Here's a picture showing how the pedal is not perpendicular to the line of travel, so-to-speak.
FYI: I'm not the original owner, I picked it up many years ago in a trash heap in Harvard Square.