I just ordered and received my bike with FSA Tempo CK-200 crankset and Shimano Saint MX80 pedals (really good deal).

Just received and it seems that they do not fit with crankset! The spindle on pedals is too big. I probably could forcefully put them on, however i believe I would break stuff.

Before ordering i read online and it seemed that all new bikes (road/cyclocross) have the same size and it should fit just perfect.

It does not. What size do i need? I tried googling FSA Tempo CK-200, but I cannot find any information!


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    You do known there is a right and a left?
    – paparazzo
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 16:25
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    okey, appearantly i was very gentle (new bike). Actually they fit, but i needed to add some power to turn first few rounds! Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 16:49
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    Note that the left pedal is opposite threaded while the right pedal is regular threaded.
    – Batman
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 17:08
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    @Batman Note that is the first comment and OP replied I know.
    – paparazzo
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 23:08
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    Knowing there are left and right pedals doesn't imply knowing the two pedals have different threading.
    – Batman
    Commented Jun 17, 2015 at 0:06

2 Answers 2


Are you sure? Pedal size is pretty standard. There is a right and a left. If you are worried about marring up threads maybe start on the back side. And grease the threads.

  • Yea, that what I actually did, i put some more grease and had to use a bit of force for first few rounds, then it went smoothly. Commented Jun 17, 2015 at 7:27
  • @nerijusgood - If you had to use force there's a good chance that you damaged something, sad to say. Commented Nov 7, 2015 at 3:00
  • @DanielRHicks Soooo sad to say
    – paparazzo
    Commented Nov 8, 2015 at 0:51

There are two common sizes of pedal thread.

  • 9/16" which is used for most bikes
  • 1/2" which is often found on kids bikes

Doubtless there will be the few oddballs with a metric thread as well, but they'll be really uncommon.

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