First of all, please read "Go ahead, laugh and get it out of your system" so you aren't tempted to respond with the humor my decision to NOT go clipless undoubtably deserves. That's why I created that thread. In this thread, I have a serious question.
I bought a pair of Wellgo platforms for my bike. I've been trying to remove the existing pedals and can't get them loose. (I know about which way to rotate, by the way). I put WD40 on them over night as well, and no joy.
I have a cheap pedal removal tool, made by Spin Doctor, which is a fairly short, light metal wrench. I have tried whacking it with a hammer, but ain't nothing working.
My LBS changes pedals for $30, which seems outrageous for a task that will take them 1 minute. But I can't get mine off, so my choices are: let the LBS do the change, or buy a better tool. They seem to range from about $15 - $25. Would it be worth it, or am I going to find out even with a better wrench I STILL can't get the pedals off? Remember, I have the mechanical aptitude of a banana slug.
And I have no rack to hold the bike so I'm trying to do this while holding the bike steady.
I hate mechanical projects!
So...get a better wrench or let the LBS do it one more time???