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Pedals jammed!

00cheesey00cheesey Posts: 46
edited May 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
Hey,

I have a set of CrankBros. Acids and was going to take them off for a clean but they have completely stuck! I have even bent an allen key trying to remove them! I really need them off coz i have a race tomorrow,

Do u have any advice? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks :D

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    you are turning then the correct way?

    get some bits and a holder for a ratchet.

    some Plus Gas might help.
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    Don't you use a spanner to take pedals off? I've found that whacking the end of the spanner with a hammer loosens them up, also try dribble some oil into the threads if you can.
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  • abarth_1200abarth_1200 Posts: 370
    Silicone spray or WD in the threads, heat, brute force, long handle for more force.

    Did you use anti seize paste when you put them on, might be a lesson learned here
  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    thel33ter wrote:
    Don't you use a spanner to take pedals off? I've found that whacking the end of the spanner with a hammer loosens them up, also try dribble some oil into the threads if you can.

    A lot of pedals don't have spanner flats.


    To the OP, why not just clean them on the bike?
  • 00cheesey00cheesey Posts: 46
    thanks guys, ye well actually it's a m8s bike i'm fixing for him so i don't know but i don't think he's taken them off since he got the bike a few months ago :P but ye, CrankBros. pedals don't have spanner flats. But thanks for the help guys :)
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