Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-14-05, 01:49 PM   #1
KegsterB91
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Petal Trouble

OKAY, i want to change my petals, but i have NO CLUE how to get the petals off. you would think after all the biking ive done, i would know this. but i dont. so PLEASE HELP ME
KegsterB91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-05, 01:57 PM   #2
cyccommute 
Mad bike riding scientist
 
cyccommute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: Some silver ones, a black one, a red one, an orange one and a couple of titanium ones
Posts: 18,067
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 233 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KegsterB91
OKAY, i want to change my petals, but i have NO CLUE how to get the petals off. you would think after all the biking ive done, i would know this. but i dont. so PLEASE HELP ME

Pull them off one at time reciting "She loves me. She loves me not."

If you want to get your pedals off, use a 15mm wrench on the flats next to the crank.
__________________
Stuart Black
New! Pokin' around the Poconos A cold ride around Lake Erie
New! Dinosaurs in Colorado A mountain bike guide to the Purgatory Canyon dinosaur trackway
Solo Without Pie. The search for pie in the Midwest.
Picking the Scablands. Washington and Oregon, 2005. Pie and spiders on the Columbia River!
Days of Wineless Roads. Bed and Breakfasting along the KATY
Twisting Down the Alley. Misadventures in tornado alley.
An Good Ol' Fashion Appalachian Butt Whoopin'.

Last edited by cyccommute; 04-14-05 at 02:36 PM.
cyccommute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-05, 01:59 PM   #3
PaulBravey
Senior Member
 
PaulBravey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Rafael, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 532
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hopefully you mean pedals and not parts of a flower. Most pedals need to be removed (or attached) with a pedal wrench. A simple guide with pics can be found at:

http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQpedls.shtml
PaulBravey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 05:22 AM   #4
Reptar
Junior Member
 
Reptar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Waterford, MI
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Remember that the left pedal has a left-handed thread, meaning it loosens and tightens in the opposite directions of "normal" threads.
Reptar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 05:57 AM   #5
algarde
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 66
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just changed some stuck pedals and the easiest way for me to get them off is to remember that to loosen them you always turn toward the rear wheel. WD40 helps a lot!
algarde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-05, 09:51 PM   #6
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
Posts: 15,061
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by algarde
I just changed some stuck pedals and the easiest way for me to get them off is to remember that to loosen them you always turn toward the rear wheel. WD40 helps a lot!
Greasing the threads when you put them back on will help more.......
__________________
Raiyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:46 AM.