I received my new set of Ultegra PD-6700 pedals today so I figured I would just remove my 6
month old set of rusted PD-MB20 pedals, install the new ones and go biking....NOT!
I have had bikes for a long time and have changed lots of pedals but to get these recently installed MB's out I ended up using an Oxyacetylene torch and a 1/2" impact driver chucked up to 100psi of air pressure. I realize I ride along A1A and am subject to salt air but this was way over the top as far as I'm concerned.
The pedals were installed by my LBS. They wouldn't have tightened them that much, I don't think they even have the tools to do that. I was wondering if they installed them dry.
I installed my new set using a product we use in the marine industry called Tef-Gel, sort of an anti-seize on steroids for aluminium in salt air.
You haven't lived until you realize you are about to heat up a 6 month old FSA crankset on a new carbon bike. But there was no other way.