I'm sure this question must have already been answered somewhere here, but it doesn't show up in any search results I make...
I'm changing the pedals on a 40 year old bike. Pretty sure the pedals are original. The left one came off fine. Unfortunately, I got the thread directions mixed up and tightened the right one by mistake!
Now the right pedal won't come off at all. When I apply force to the pedal wrench (in the correct, counter-clockwise direction), the crank just backs up, and the pedal doesn't budge.
I have two questions:
Short of making the trek to my LBS (which is a little out of the way) what are some ways I could try to get the pedal unstuck?
Is there some way to immobilise the crank? I don't think I have the tools necessary to take the arm off the bike.
Things already tried:
- Penetrating oil in the screw.
- Hammering the wrench.
Things I don't have the equipment for:
- Heating the screw.
- Lengthening the wrench.
EDIT: An additional note: It seems the reason the pedal wouldn't come out is that there's something wrong with the threads on the crank. I can't get the old or my new pedal to go in past the second turn. Going to have to take it to the LBS anyway...