My Pedal is stuck!

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by dan4923, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. dan4923

    dan4923 New Member

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    I tried to take my pedals off today to (ironically) put some grease on but, to my dismay, found one of them is on damn tight. Any hints to getting them off? I've been trying some old fashioned 'elbow grease' but just ended up with a nice cut which resembles my crank.
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Left pedal is LEFT HAND THREAD!! :eek:
     
  3. mikesbytes

    mikesbytes New Member

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    Some pedals can take an allen key in the end and a spanner. You could try putting the arm in a vice and then using two people to loosen at the same time.

    BUT MAKE 100% SURE YOU ARE TURNING IN THE CORRECT DIRECTION. otherwise you will really stuff it up.
     
  4. HowardSteele

    HowardSteele New Member

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    As long as you are loosning THE PEDAL in the correct direction.
    Have the correct size spanner for the job,Use a rubber mallet.
    You can use a block of wood under the crank arm as to not dammage the BB.
    Then give it a firm tap.
     
  5. lks

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    Never tried it, but saw a dealer heat up the end of the crank arm and spray a little Co2 on the pedal spindle. That did the job.
     
  6. PeterF

    PeterF New Member

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    Just had the same problem. I took the crank off, brought it to my LBS, where they put it in a vice and were able to muscle it free.
     
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