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Old 07-25-18, 12:30 PM
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What size pedals?

I recently bought a Japanese built Raleigh Gran Sport from the 1980's for $150. It's in great shape other than the fact the pedals have some rust on them. I can't seem to find out what size they are so that I can replace them - are they 1/2" or 9/16th"? Also, can anyone suggest a decent clamp-on water bottle cage for the bike? I've looked at a few on Amazon and most seem to complain about flimsy construction or poor fit. The only available place for the holder is on the seat post.

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Old 07-25-18, 12:39 PM
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One piece cranks will be 1/2", any 3 piece with aluminum or steel arms,
will be 9/16"..

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Old 07-25-18, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by timbo59 View Post
I recently bought a Japanese built Raleigh Gran Sport from the 1980's for $150. It's in great shape other than the fact the pedals have some rust on them. I can't seem to find out what size they are so that I can replace them - are they 1/2" or 9/16th"? . . .
Have you considered measuring them?
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Originally Posted by AnkleWork View Post
Have you considered measuring them?

You mean actually gathering primary data? Many people don't seem to be able to do that anymore....... Sad isn't it?
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Originally Posted by nfmisso View Post
You mean actually gathering primary data? Many people don't seem to be able to do that anymore....... Sad isn't it?
Very sad and telling, but I continue the fight.
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You might first offer advice on how to measure.. ie. innermost diameter of the threads, or outermost
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Old 07-25-18, 04:48 PM
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really?

The wonderful thing about forums such as this as that one can always count on the anonymous resident smart arses to offer up a quip and a full-blown display of their personal shortcomings as human beings. The logic to the basis of the question of course sails over their heads - if I knew where or what part of the peddle to measure I would, geniuses, but as I didn't (after taking the calipers to the bike) I ventured on to this forum to simply ask, feeling that there just might be some people on here willing and able to offer up their expertise on the matter. How stupid was that now, expecting other cycling enthusiasts to happily share their knowledge?


Next time someone asks you why the rest of the world dislikes Americans so much take a good look in the mirror - I've lived in your country for 18 years and this kind of stupidity and snottiness is pretty much par for the course. The people who run the forum also might care to ponder just how beneficial it is having people on board who treat the place as their own private little club and act in such a typically repellent manner to anyone else who might have the misfortune to wander in.


Save the replies - I'll simply go down to the local bike store and ask there. Clearly this place isn't of any use. Funny that. I thought it said bike forum.


@Sy Reen - Thanks. Yours is the kind of intelligent response one would hope to receive. Too bad it's seemingly so rare.
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It's 9/16".
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This is a first. Except for the last post, Fietsbob provided the only useful response.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
You might first offer advice on how to measure.. ie. innermost diameter of the threads, or outermost
Or, I could give the benefit of the doubt that (in the internet era) one might be interested enough to do 30 seconds of research, and avoid giving insult by schooling someone unasked for. Turns out the OP isn't interested (see above).
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Originally Posted by AnkleWork View Post
Or, I could give the benefit of the doubt that (in the internet era) one might be interested enough to do 30 seconds of research, (see above).
Of course you're right, and in reality, there's really no need for this forum.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Of course you're right, and in reality, there's really no need for this forum.
So, you're saying that the purpose for this forum should be to explain all the things people don't ask about -- especially the standard things that are easy to find many, many other places. That's a great idea. Every thread would be interminable and avoid answering the question.

You have a lot of company. Just read all the threads full of respondents taking every opportunity to post all about themselves while not addressing the OP.
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Originally Posted by timbo59 View Post

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Next time someone asks you why the rest of the world dislikes Americans so much take a good look in the mirror - I've lived in your country for 18 years and this kind of stupidity and snottiness is pretty much par for the course. The people who run the forum also might care to ponder just how beneficial it is having people on board who treat the place as their own private little club and act in such a typically repellent manner to anyone else who might have the misfortune to wander in.

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It couldn't just be your perceptions, right?
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Here are some ideas about water bottle mounting:
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On some of those 80's bikes, the size of the pedal is engraved right on the flat end of the pedal, next to where they engrave "L" or "R." You'd probably have to take a pedal off to see this. Don't be offended (because I don't know how much you know) but you need to turn pedals to the Rear of the bike to Remove and to the Front to Fasten

Also, I don't know if you're looking to buy "good" pedals or not, but some of the (perfectly acceptable) XMart platform pedals come with an adapter for either common size.
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Originally Posted by timbo59 View Post
If I knew where or what part of the peddle to measure I would, geniuses, but as I didn't (after taking the calipers to the bike).
Remove the pedal from the crank, and measure the outside diameter of the pedal threads.
1/2" = 0.500" or 12.7mm
9/16" = 0.562" or 14.27mm
Note that male threads will generally measure undersize. For example, a 0.500" male thread will probably measure closer to 0.490".

Hope this helps.
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Also, can anyone suggest a decent clamp-on water bottle cage for the bike?
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