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How to Tighten Eggbeater Candy C Pedals??

Old 06-11-07, 10:17 AM
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How to Tighten Eggbeater Candy C Pedals??

I have some eggbeater candy c pedals by crank brothers. I don't know how to securely fasten them though because there is no place for a pedal wrench to hook on. It's simply round all the way around, without the grooves for a tool to fit in. Anyone have experience with these and know how to tighten them down?
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look at the end of the pedal spindle that threads through the crank.

You will see a nice octagonal hole designed to receive the business end of an allen wrench.

tighten away to your heart's content.
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The egg beaters originally had the fairly standard 15mm sized flat spots on the axles. But I just bought another set a month ago and they only have a allen wrench spot in the end of the threaded area of the axle. Prhaps this prevents overtightening? Or perhaps it's just so people don't have to buy a pedal wrench to install their pedals; however they'll probably need one to remove the old pedals, so what's the diff?
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Originally Posted by orange leader
Perhaps this prevents overtightening? Or perhaps it's just so people don't have to buy a pedal wrench to install their pedals; however they'll probably need one to remove the old pedals, so what's the diff?
I've had no problem breaking loose a stubborn pedal with just the allen wrench. The Crank pedal is sized for a 6mm wrench, pretty beefy. USe a good wrench, one that is rounded off and a cheater, you'll have no problems.

And a properly installed pedal shouldn't need much muscle to get it off.
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