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Replacing clipless pedals(4 posts)

Replacing clipless pedalsBrian T
Jul 2, 2003 3:25 AM
I'm hanging my head as I'm typing this one, but, I'm trying to replace my pedals and cannot seem to be able to un-screw them. I can't get a good angle on them. Any ideas?
A good long 15mm open end wrench.94Nole
Jul 2, 2003 3:32 AM
and remember, the left side pedal has a reverse thread so it goes against the normal righty tighty, lefty loosey.
Tips...biknben
Jul 2, 2003 4:49 AM
On the drive side, point the crank forward, put the wrench on so the handle is pointing backwards. When you put force on the wrench the crank will be less likely to turn and you can get more leverage. If the crank is turning as you apply force, put one hand on pedal to counter it.

Because the left (non-drive) side is threaded backwards set it up the same way.

Use a little caution on the drive side. When the pedal finaly gives in, those chainring teeth will take skin off your knuckles faster than you can say "Mother F-er".
too loosen wrench toward back wheel to tighten wrench .......abicirider
Jul 2, 2003 4:59 AM
In 99.9% of all pedal threads an easy way to remember is that to loosen pedals the wrench should be pointed to the back wheel an easy way to not get confused loosen = back wheel to tighten pedals wrench toward front of wheel, when installing new pedals or old pedals make sure you grease threads.
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