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Don't remove pedals in a hurry-you will regret it.I did.

sturmeysturmey Posts: 964
edited February 2010 in Workshop
Try and remember some basic safety precautions when removing pedals.

Don't be a stupid c**t like I was this morning:



  • care to explain how that happened?
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  • plowmarplowmar Posts: 1,032
    looks as if he slipped or the removal tool did. looks nasty though. :shock:

    but it's only skin, blood and bone? :twisted: and will heal. so a quick lie down, grapes peeled and your favourite magazine read to you and you'll be fine in a month or two.

    do you have one of these wife, girlfriend, partner things to help you? :wink:
  • sturmeysturmey Posts: 964
    Undoing pedal with hand moving in direction of exposed outer chainwheel teeth. Pedal suddenly loosens off, knuckles fly hard against said teeth.

    I carry out this task several times a month,swapping pedals between bikes.
    Just got lazy and tried to do it while the bike was locked up in a corner of the garage in semi-darkness..
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,936
    Ouch! I know what that feels like. Always wear gloves now when i'm having trouble with any kind of stiff bolt.
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  • Mike67Mike67 Posts: 585
    Yeah, me too, been there done that etc. Usually gets full of oil too to make it look really grizzly.

    Also took my thumb nail half off when trying to push a tyre lever around a stiff tyre whilst taking it off.
    Spokes are ideal for catching the end of your nail just right :cry:

    In fact if a bike was a piece of works machinery they'd be banned under health and safety laws :D
    Mike B

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  • markos1963markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    Easy to say after the event but don't forget to put the chain on the big ring before hand and you'll avoid this sort of thing. I've done it as well so I have the scar to prove it(took 3 months to heal properly as well)
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