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Old 01-21-12, 07:41 AM   #1
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eggbeater removal

I'm trying to remove stubborn pedals. They're newer Crank Brothers Eggbeaters (http://crankbrothers.com/support/ins..._eggbeater.php) that have an allen key socket rather then flats for a pedal wrench. The socket is on the end of the spindle that threads through the crankarm, so that the socket is accessed through the inner face of the crankarm (the face that faces inwards towards the frame).

I know that, ordinarily, when removing pedals, the rule is counter-clockwise=loose for the right pedal, and clockwise=loose for the reverse-threaded left pedal. But I've gotten myself confused because the allen socket on these pedals faces inwards. So looking at the bike from the right side (i.e. facing the outward face of the right crankarm and spider) means I'm looking at the allen bolt from its backside. Does this mean reversing the direction I turn the wrench?

The pedal is stubborn, so it doesn't immediately loosen in either direction. Before I start applying more muscle/torque, I'd like to make sure I'm doing so in the right direction.

Hope this description is clear enough to understand. If not, I'll try to describe it another way.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-21-12, 07:47 AM   #2
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When removing pedals, I just remember that turning (the shaft) toward the front tightens, turning to the back loosens. Works no matter what side you view the pedals.
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Thanks. This makes sense when I think about it.
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