Which direction should you tighten your bike pedals?
- Replacing the pedal in the socket and retightening it until it is secure is important. To tighten the pedals, spin the right pedal clockwise and the left pedal counterclockwise in the opposite direction of the right pedal. Once you begin to feel resistance, spin the pedal an additional 1/8 of a revolution to ensure that it is fully tightened. WARNING: When tightening the pedal, do not use excessive force.
Do all pedals fit all bikes?
Pedals are universal as long as the thread on the pedal is the correct size for the crank that you are using on your bike. Because of this, you may rest assured that when you purchase a current design bike, whether it is a mountain bike, hybrid bicycle, or road bicycle, you will discover that it requires a 9/16 20 TPI thread pedal.
What tools do you need to install bike pedals?
A 15mm open-ended wrench (also known as a pedal spanner), a 6mm Allen key, or an 8mm Allen key, depending on the pedals you’re using, will be required. Whatever the needed tool, having a long-handled version of it will provide more leverage for increased security and simpler removal of the tool.
How do you know if pedals will fit my bike?
All that is required is that you look at the cranks on the bike, which is something that manufacturers have made simple and straightforward. Pedals with a 9/16″ x 20 tpi size will be required if your cranks are made up of three different components, two separate crank arms, and the spindle that passes through the frame.
How do I know what size my pedals are?
If there is no documentation available for DIY: To check the hole diameter on the crank arm (on the inner side, opposite to where the pedal is) or to measure the threaded section of one of the original pedals off your bike (you’ll need a caliper for this), remove one of the original pedals off your bike and measure the threaded part.
Are bike pedals sold in pairs?
Yes, they are available in sets of two. One order equals two pedals.
What size wrench do I need to change bike pedals?
To remove and reinstall the pedals, use an 8mm hex wrench into the corresponding fitting. Keep in mind that the wrench is located on the rear side of the pedals while twisting them. Even if the threading direction of the pedal has not changed, the look of the wrench when it is rotated “clockwise” or “counter-clockwise” will be different.