just got my Candy SL's in the mail and was ready to install them on my bike but since I've never, ever wrenched on a bike I have some questions. Oh, for what it's worth, I have no trouble wrenching on cars, race cars and karts so i am not mechanically inept I just have questions about the bike specific things.
1 - I first did some web searches and noticed a lot of information about removing the pedals and everything I've read makes it seem like it is a special 15mm or 9/16" pedal wrench. Looks like a normal 15mm to me. Are these pedal wrenches special only because they have a long arm so that you can put a good amount of torque to put on/off?
2 - While on the topic of wrench sizing, are bikes predominantly metric or imperial? I don't have an imperial wrench but put my 15mm wrench on the pedal and it felt a little loose implying that it's imperial. My bike is a Kona Blast if that matters.
3 - The Candy SL's have an allen key on the threaded end. I'm assuming that once the other pedals are off, I can actually reach the allen end from the back of the crank arm. I'm actually pretty happy about this because I have allen key bits and I have a torque wrench so I'll torque the pedals to the recommended 25-30 lb-ft.
4 - Do the cleats have a tendency to come loose or come off the shoes? Would it be okay to use Loc-Tite to make sure they stay on?
5 - The instructions that came with the Candy SL's state that I should grease the threads. What kind of grease? What's the purpose, is it to prevent seizing? I love to use brake caliper anti-seize on anything I know needs to eventually come off and that may have a seizing problem. Is this okay? I have other specialized lubes like lithium grease, kart chain lube, etc. Should I just head to a bike shop to pick up a particular lube instead?
6 - Are the cleats that came with the Candy SL the only type of cleats that fit with the Candy? I know they are reversible but if I were to buy a second pair of shoes meant more for commuting/shopping , can I pick up any pair of cleats from my LBS or must I get Crank Brother cleats?