In a Nutshell:
- To remove the pedals from the crank arms, use a pedal wrench or a hex key to turn them. Right pedals are loosened by turning them counter-clockwise, whereas left pedals are loosened by turning them clockwise. Apply bike lubricant to the new pedals and screw them in at a 90-degree angle to ensure a secure fit. Screw in each pedal until it is completely installed and snug
- then get on the road!
How do you take a bicycle pedal off?
- Adjust the bike’s position as needed so the left pedal is comfortably accessible. Position the pedal wrench onto the left pedal such that it provides a solid mechanical advantage, then grip the right crank for the second lever. To remove the left pedal, spin the pedal wrench clockwise, or turn the crank so that the pedal is cycling forward. Remove the left pedal from the crank entirely.
What can I use instead of a pedal wrench?
Because you don’t have a pedal wrench, a conventional 15 mm open-end wrench will usually suffice, and it will work just as well. Once you’ve done that, check at the pedal to see whether it has a wrench flat on the spindle to which you may connect your wrench.
Is a pedal wrench necessary?
There is no need for a specialized pedal wrench. However, you are unlikely to locate a good one at your local hardware shop. A standard 15mm open end wrench has a width of 15mm, although the flats on most pedals are narrower than that. It could work if you can get one that is really thin.
Are bicycle pedal threads universal?
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.