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Will leaving pedals in freezing temps damage them?

Old 02-11-17, 05:29 PM
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Will leaving pedals in freezing temps damage them?

Might be a stupid question lol I Left a new set of pedals in my trunk for a couple months. I wasnt sure if this could damage them in any sort of way? Figured maybe the freezing temps could mess with the bearings?
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no they are wrecked. Send them to me and I can fix them for $50 +s&h
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Originally Posted by SHK View Post
Might be a stupid question lol I Left a new set of pedals in my trunk for a couple months. I wasnt sure if this could damage them in any sort of way? Figured maybe the freezing temps could mess with the bearings?
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They'll be OK as long as you took them apart and removed the summer grease and put them back together with winter grease.
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Think about all the mechanical stuff that is routinely left out in bitter cold, starting with the car you left the pedals in. Do car bearings get damaged because people live in Fargo, ND?

The only thing that can happen to your pedals when you freeze them is the grease stiffening, which may cause friction until they loosen up.
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I have, like $20 pedals, on my main commuter. No problems after 3 years of continuous usage. And look where I live. Not pedal friendly.

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Thanks guys. Yeah my concern was the grease freezing.. expanding.. asploding or something.. who knows lol.
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They'll be OK as long as you took them apart and removed the summer grease and put them back together with winter grease.
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A guy my wife worked with just about had her convinced that it is necessary to remove the summer air from her car tires and to replace it with winter air.
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You might manage to create a problem if you soaked the pedals in water and then froze them (although I haven't, so far). Does your trunk have a leak?
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A guy my wife worked with just about had her convinced that it is necessary to remove the summer air from her car tires and to replace it with winter air.
sounds like he was flirting with her
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sounds like he was flirting with her
Not hardly, he was 30 years her senior, married, and she wouldn't have been interested one bit if he were.
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A guy my wife worked with just about had her convinced that it is necessary to remove the summer air from her car tires and to replace it with winter air.



That's nothing. My former boss's wife drove her Jaguar from Farmington to the dealer in Albuquerque to have the air in the tires replaced with nitrogen. It was a gas mileage thing, and I did not ask her how much gas she used on the 400 mile round trip. Hey, if she was happy, I was happy.
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Thanks guys. Yeah my concern was the grease freezing.. expanding.. asploding or something.. who knows lol.
There aren't too many elements or compounds that expand when frozen. Water does and the element gallium does and perhaps silicon but there's not much else that does. Since your pedals probably don't use water as a lubricant, there's nothing to expand.

If you had put them in there after a rain ride and the seals were poor, water trapped in the grease might have expanded but for any damage to occur, you'd need a lot more water than grease which is unlikely to happen.
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That's nothing. My former boss's wife drove her Jaguar from Farmington to the dealer in Albuquerque to have the air in the tires replaced with nitrogen. It was a gas mileage thing, and I did not ask her how much gas she used on the 400 mile round trip. Hey, if she was happy, I was happy.
I really think that nitrogen in tires is a ripoff. There's not much evidence to support the idea that 100% nitrogen improves fuel economy to the point that it's worth the astronomical prices places charge to put it in. And since the air we breathe is 78% nitrogen anyway, I don't see how a further 22% will make that much of a difference. Certainly not worth driving 400 miles to have it done.
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I really think that nitrogen in tires is a ripoff. There's not much evidence to support the idea that 100% nitrogen improves fuel economy to the point that it's worth the astronomical prices places charge to put it in. And since the air we breathe is 78% nitrogen anyway, I don't see how a further 22% will make that much of a difference. Certainly not worth driving 400 miles to have it done.
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A guy my wife worked with just about had her convinced that it is necessary to remove the summer air from her car tires and to replace it with winter air.
I'm sure there's a percentage of people out there who believe this. Like the people who pay big bucks to have their tires filled with nitrogen.
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