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Pedal Changing

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:56 pm
by Conrad 37988
So I bought some new pedals. I got the left changed ok. I am having problems getting the original right pedal off. I'm almost to the point of rounding the bolts with how much pressure I am putting on the bolt/nut. Any suggestions?

Re: Pedal Changing

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:25 am
by urbanbigfoot
I may have this backward, but I believe "righty tighty, lefty loosy" is reversed when it comes to that pedal. That pedal has reversed threads so that it doesn't come unthreaded when pedaling. So try "righty loosy, lefty tighty" :)

Re: Pedal Changing

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:30 am
by jnecessary
when you do get it off, add a dab of grease when putting the new ones on, avoid headaches later.

Re: Pedal Changing

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:11 pm
by Charleswv
Investing in a pedal wrench for your specific pedals is a very good investment. They don't mar(sp) up the pedal like a normal wrench does.

Check with your local bike shop to see what you need.

Re: Pedal Changing

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:19 pm
by Conrad 37988
For the record the left peddal is oppisite of standard threading. The right peddal or "drive peddal" follows the right tighty method.

Thanks for the greade idea Jim. I went all out on my new pedals because I bought them for my next bike that I'll get in a few years.

I bought the tool, and it helped a lot, Thanks.