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Old 05-13-05, 07:10 PM
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Loosening Pedals

I have a Diamondback with some cro-mo one piece cranks and the pedals have not been taken off for a long time and I am having problem getting them off. I have not tried really hard because I am not sure which way to be putting all of my effort. When I am un-doing the pedal my right foot goes on which direction do I want to be pushing to loosen? Clockwise or Counter-clockwise?
Same thing about the left pedal. Which direction? Thank you very much.
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Old 05-13-05, 07:40 PM
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i believe most pedals are reverse threaded so u would wanna go clockwise (?)
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R: Counter-Clockwise
L: Clockwise
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Old 05-13-05, 08:29 PM
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Beerman are you 100% sure on that? Thank you
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Old 05-13-05, 09:09 PM
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Yes, I'm 100% sure. Unlike some people on here, I actually know what I'm talking about.
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Old 05-13-05, 09:44 PM
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Thank you so much.
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Old 05-14-05, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mude
i believe most pedals are reverse threaded so u would wanna go clockwise (?)
only the right side is reverse threaded becuase if it wasnt the pedal would naturaly unthread leaving you with one pedal same with the left side pedal its threaded regularly so that when you pedal it naturaly tightens the pedals and keeps them from comming off when there not supposed too.
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Old 05-14-05, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
only the right side is reverse threaded becuase if it wasnt the pedal would naturaly unthread leaving you with one pedal same with the left side pedal its threaded regularly so that when you pedal it naturaly tightens the pedals and keeps them from comming off when there not supposed too.
if that was true then pedals would fall off when fakieing
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Old 05-14-05, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
if that was true then pedals would fall off when fakieing
no, beacuse you dont fakie as much as you ride fowards.....unless your Rick Molenterno (i mutilated his last name)...and it really doesnt tighten it just spins in the tighten direction....(confusing)
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<sarcasm> on Diamondbacks you can't unscrew the pedals you just have to cut them off with a hacksaw that's why you're having trouble getting them off. </sarcasm>

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Old 05-14-05, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by kwhord
on Diamondbacks you can't unscrew the pedals you just have to cut them off with a hacksaw that's why you're having trouble getting them off.
NO, you dont have to use a hacksaw....YOUR ON DRUGS
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
no, beacuse you dont fakie as much as you ride fowards.....unless your Rick Molenterno (i mutilated his last name)...and it really doesnt tighten it just spins in the tighten direction....(confusing)
But when fakieing I backpedal about 3 or 4 rotations before halfcabbing or rolling out, unless i am going to do a trick fakie.

anyway, rick moliterno uses a freecoaster

it really is confusing, because in your earlier post you say that they naturally tighten
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Old 05-14-05, 09:13 PM
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If they are realy tight and/or rusted use a butane(spelling?)torch to expand the metal then screw them off.
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Old 05-16-05, 12:46 PM
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About the pedaling fakie thing, you would have to have some extremely tight bearings to have it unscrew on you.
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Old 05-16-05, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
R: Counter-Clockwise
L: Clockwise
Yep . . . right is right and left is wrong, so on the left pedal is loosened by turning it the "wrong" way.
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Old 05-20-05, 06:29 AM
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i know what you mean, i tried to get some pedals my bmx at it took me and my mate ages to remove them
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