Had to ride 3 miles on a nub.
I'm riding up a steep hill and hammering to get to the top when I feel my left pedal tilting outward. I'm thinking, "Is that my imagination or is my..." SNAP! The stupid pedal comes completely off. I stop and examine it, and my pedal threads are covered in metal goo and the crank head is totally smooth inside:
Brand new bike too (Specialized Sequoia). What causes this? The actual pedal is just fine, threads are in tact but my crank is 100% stripped and smooth. Any suggestions on alternate pedal/crank shaft so I don't take another nosedive in mid-street with cars coming?