I have a 30 year old road bike with a Sakae "Custom" alloy 3-piece crank, and the original (Japanese) steel spindled Right Side pedal badly cross-threaded in the crank arm.
I removed the left side with no issue, but this right side pedal was driven home cockeyed, possibly at the factory, since the prior owner was not disposed to work on his bike.
I was able to back it out about 1 turn by pounding on my 15mm pedal wrench, but now it only seems to be getting TIGHTER. (I can see that that it was driven in not-square-to-the-crank)
I don't know what to do -
- Should I continue to pound on it?
- Is there a better way to remove it?
- If I do get the pedal out, WHAT can I expect to find ?
- Will this crank be TOAST? - - Or can I chase the threads?