Threading Problem with Pedal

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  1. Novatian

    Novatian New Member

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    Hi, I have an MTB and a pedal broke, the replacement with not thread in, but at an odd angle. Need I use a conical file or the likes to fix this? What can I do?
     
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  2. jpr95

    jpr95 Active Member

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    Did you get the correct pedal, and are you trying to thread it in the correct direction? L and R pedals have opposite thread twists.

    Jason
     
  3. tafi

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    Yes Right hand pedal = right hand thread. Left hand pedal = left hand thread.

    A conical file will only remove the thread, not fix it.

    As a first port of call I would try to get it re-tapped. Otherwise it is helicoil time....
    In either case you're best off going to a bike shop.
     
  4. Novatian

    Novatian New Member

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    I tried putting the original right pedal back on, it also goes at an angle, I was thinking that the initial thread is damaged.
     
  5. Novatian

    Novatian New Member

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    The damaged old right pedal, will not thread in the old part. I am thinking the thread just at the entrance is damaged.
     
  6. ambal

    ambal Active Member

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    You might be able to get a shop to re thread the crank.
     
  7. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Is there ANY possibility that the OLD pedal (and crank) has a different thread size than your NEW pedal's thread size?


    • that is, 1/2" for the old spindle vs. 9/16" fo the new spindle? Hold the ends of the old & new pedals end-to-end for a quick visual comparison.


    If so, you will need a different set of pedals OR a different crankset.
     
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