Changing pedals

CarleyB
CarleyB Posts: 475
edited June 2010 in Workshop
Ok I know you will all think..how easy?

I have tried to remove toe clip pedals from my bike to put clipless on...but can't for the life of me get it (the pedal) to turn even slightly.
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Comments

  • topmoxy
    topmoxy Posts: 138
    one side has left hand thread , are you undoing correct way. look at the thread on the new pedals and it will make sense. to prevent them undoing whilst pedaling.
  • CarleyB
    CarleyB Posts: 475
    Its just no use i can't do them. They are stuck fast!!
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  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Carley, they both undo by rotating the spanner toward the rear of the bike... Right pedal is a regular R/H thread, left pedal is Left Hand thread.
    It's possible that they will be tight in the cranks, if they were fitted dry, or if they were tightened too much!
    You need good spanners about 12" long, to get sufficient leverage.
    Or nip to LBS and get them to just 'crack' them for you. Shouldn't cost anything, if you use your female charm, bat eyelids, etc... :wink:

    EDIT:
    Not so
    CarleyB wrote:
    yey got it working thank you whoop whoop for the lady please

    Yet! :wink:
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  • CarleyB
    CarleyB Posts: 475
    My spanner is a short one... hmm improvise
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  • Lochy
    Lochy Posts: 70
    How can you do bike mechanics and post?!??!? You surely are a multi task queen....
  • CarleyB
    CarleyB Posts: 475
    Absolutely...lol
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  • CarleyB
    CarleyB Posts: 475
    See there is a geezer in Blackpool who could come and help...but no I bet you are sitting in your back garden sweating off a hangover?
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  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    CarleyB wrote:
    My spanner is a short one... hmm improvise

    Is your spanner open ended, both ends?
    If so, you can get another spanner (ring type) and locate it over the end of your spanner, once it's in situ on the pedal shaft!
    This will, in effect, double the length of your other spanner :wink: ....
    Place the ring of the 2nd spanner over the bottom section of the 'open' end spanner, it should kind of jam on!

    Sorry, extremely difficult to explain, and I'm not near a camera...
    If you try it, and get it to work, it could take you to new heights of tech respect in the BR forum! :wink:



















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  • Lochy
    Lochy Posts: 70
    Your bet would be 98% correct Mrs B - sat in on the laptop watching the cricket, nursing said hangover and contemplating getting out for a quick spin.

    p.s. i'm rubbish with spanners, ha
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,860
    if the spanner is too short, try this...

    assuming you start with the left pedal...

    looking at bike from the left side

    get the crank arm at just above 9 o'clock position

    fit the spanner

    now, under the other end of the spanner, put something stable and solid, stack of books might be ok, if there's a step or kerbside nearby that is the right height then that's ideal

    now hold the bike steady and put your weight on the pedal, it should undo - be careful as it'll go suddenly

    it's easier if you've got someone else there to help steady things

    repeat process on other side

    when you fit the new pedals, grease the threads, and do them up mmnnffhhh hard, not MNNNGGGGGRRRRGGGHHHH crazyhard
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  • dcab
    dcab Posts: 255
    take it to your lbs and ask for help! any shop worth its salt will do it for nowt!
    and then try to sell you summat :twisted:
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  • CarleyB
    CarleyB Posts: 475
    I managed it - well hubby managed it actually. :lol: Thank you
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  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    I was waiting for the 'happy ending'!
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