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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:59 pm 
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Here's a simple DIY for all you beginners out there.

Changing out your pedals:

Tools/equipment needed:
1. Pedal wrench or 15mm open end wrench
2. Allen (hex) keys, if your pedals have an Allen socket on the shaft.
3. A tiny bit of grease.

Using the open end wrench, remove the old pedal by turning the top of pedal shaft towards the REAR of the bike. This applies to both left and right pedals (because the left pedal has a reverse thread).
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If your pedal has a hex socket hole on the end of the shaft, you can use an appropriately-sized allen key, like this:
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Unscrew the pedal completely, but take care not to lose the washer. Remove the washer and transfer the washer onto the new pedal.
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Put a small dab of grease on the threads of the new pedal, and proceed to screw the pedal into the cranks. This time, turn the shaft so that the top goes towards the front of the bicycle. Tighten the pedal to about 35ft-lbs.
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All done!!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:36 pm 
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I'd like to add that if you own a set of cone wrenches, do not use the 15mm cone wrench in place of a proper pedal wrench. The cone wrench is not designed to withstand the amount of force necessary to properly tighten (or in some cases loosen) pedals. You'll just end up ruining a nice cone wrench. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:53 pm 
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marpilli wrote:
I'd like to add that if you own a set of cone wrenches, do not use the 15mm cone wrench in place of a proper pedal wrench. The cone wrench is not designed to withstand the amount of force necessary to properly tighten (or in some cases loosen) pedals. You'll just end up ruining a nice cone wrench. ;)


Or simply buy a respectable 15mm spanner. The pedal wrenches are typically of pretty poor quality, or overpriced.

A Stahlwille 15mm spanner, will outlive most people, and costs like $10.


Magura :)

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