Has anyone ever stomped off a pedal?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by lectraplayer, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. lectraplayer

    lectraplayer Member

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    Yesterday, I was working on a friend's bike and was starting a test ride. A pedal come off the crank when I stood up and stomped down. The way the threads are boogered up makes it look like it wasn't screwed in all the way, though I did not notice this before the ride, though I called myself checking it. I had been working on a sticky shifter cable. Has anybody else performed an unplanned dissassembly of their bike using riding techniques? (Wrecking the bike DOES NOT count!)
     
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  2. maydog

    maydog Well-Known Member

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    I have cracked several plastic pedal bodies off of the spindle and once I had the spindle pull out of the threads on an aluminum crankarm - probably an assembly issue.
     
  3. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    I snapped an aluminum crank arm in two pieces. The result was an immediate loss of control There was no further damage or injury luckily. I never had a pedal come unscrewed from the crank arm or had a pedal self-disassemble itself (although I have witnessed both forms of failure on several occasions).
     
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