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Pedals OFF??(12 posts)

Nov 14, 2001 6:54 PM
How are you suppose to take off your clipless pedals? Or should i just go to my LBS? Your help is greatly apprecitated, thanks. I have a 5200, and the icon pedals suck.
re: Pedals OFF??Mikey1
Nov 15, 2001 7:17 AM
With a 15 mm wrench (or a pedal wrench if you have it). The left pedal is "reverse-threaded" such that you need to turn the wrench clockwise to get it off. The right pedal is normally threaded.
DO NOT:Rusty McNasty
Nov 15, 2001 7:40 AM
Use a hammer on the wrench! You will likely damage the BB.
Just to keep things clear, one of the spindles will have either a 'L' or a 'G' stamped on it. This is the pedal which is left-threaded, and must be removed clockwise.
I always remember it as "right is right"pmf1
Nov 19, 2001 11:56 AM
The pedal on the right side screws off right (counter-clockwise like you'd think it should), the one on the left is the opposite.
re: Pedals OFF??MikeC
Nov 15, 2001 11:48 AM
This is one of those circumstances where it really helps to have the right tool. An adjustable wrench is probably gonna be too wide at the jaw to work, and the 6" kind won't give you enough leverage. A 15mm cone wrench will probably twist. Buy a real pedal wrench, and a job that seems impossible with the wrong tools will suddenly seem ridiculously easy.
at least double-up the 15mm cone wrenches. (nm)Rusty McNasty
Nov 15, 2001 12:58 PM
Works for me...AgainKStone
Nov 15, 2001 1:55 PM
Posted this in General Discussion on 11/12-go to previous50 to view complete thread.

Remove the bike from any stand and put in on the floor on it's wheels and lean it against a wall or something. With a 8-12 inch block of wood(2x4)back pedal until the wood is between the floor and the inverted pedal.

Now you can turn the pedal wrench in the correct direct without tranfering the force to the frame, BB,chain or bending something expensive! Much safer than the long pipe on the wrench method. The wrench can also be TAPPED with a hammer if needed, without risk of damage.

Once you've loosened the pedal remove the block of wood and spin off the pedal.

Pedals can be tightened the same way.

Works for me...Again and AgainBuzzy
Dec 5, 2001 6:02 PM
Since reading this suggestion, I have used it three times now. I found the right board the right size right away, and took the right pedal off the right way. Turned myself around and did the left in a sort of sinister way
Icon makes pedals??? (nm)DavidS
Nov 15, 2001 5:03 PM
Icon makes pedals??? (nm)NeWBieHeLp
Nov 15, 2001 6:46 PM
Ya, icon makes pedals, the 2000 models were the first and only years that it came with the 5200. Like mickey mouse crap! BTW,thanks or your guy's help, keep em' comin' if theres more help, thanx!
God ... Trek pedalspmf1
Nov 19, 2001 12:01 PM
What will they not stoop to making for a buck?

They're probably designed to seize up in the Icon cranks making it necessary to re-install and integrated Icon bottom bracket that gets damaged after you repeatedly try to get them off. This is somehow connected to the Icon headset which strips the Icon stem and breaks the Icon bar.
Trek RD working on a solution - RSNgrzy
Dec 6, 2001 11:46 AM
RSN = real soon now.