Why the f#ck do bike shops put pedals on so tightly? By design, the cant undo when pedalling. They simply don’t need to be on that tight. After a service I now can’t get them f#cking off and so can’t pack my bike up for my race. Thank god I tried to do it tonight so can go see them in the morning and finish the packing tomorrow night. Screws up my Wednesday evening though.
After f#cking ages of trying, I finally got one off. But then on the second one the pedal wrench slipped as I was having to put so much force through and f#cked both my pedal wrench and my pedal.
At least I can pack the bike but I’m going to have to nick the pedals off my road bike and now buy a new set for the TT. F#cking bike shops
Stenard, don’t the pedals have a hex bolt on the other side? I have a very good pedal spanner but have always found if there is a hex bolt as well, they come easier using that. I bought one of those long handled Park Tolol 8mm P wrenches for this purpose.
Yes, which I realised after I’d got it off but screwed the pedal. I’ve never used a hex on pedals before, mainly because I never over tighten them so the pedal wrench is more than adequate. Lesson learnt however.
(I do. I think the latent paste on the spindle and crank thread is the only reason I managed to get them off at all. I honestly cant describe how much force I had to put through a long arm Park Tool pedal wrench to get them off)
I had to resort to drilling a pedal out on a MTB we were selling many years ago - nothing would shift the bugger! that was my lesson learnt in not overtightening so these days, it’s barely fingertight and greased