Questions tagged [pedals]

The things you push your feet against to make the bike go. Pedaling technique, and other stuff related to pedals. Clips and clipless pedals.

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Which bike independent powermeter to choose for non-click pedals?

I (will) have the following bikes: Bike1 (current bike): https://www.boc24.de/p/compel-rr-100/213327/#itemId=213327-1 Bike2 (potential): https://www.canyon.com/de-at/gravel-bikes/all-road/grail/grail-...
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Very rapid clicking on pedals

I purchased a brand new Raleigh Overtake hybrid bicycle last week. On my fourth ride, the pedals started clicking loudly and rapidly, not unlike the sound of winding an alarm clock. It only makes the ...
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Clipless vs. Flat Pedal Speed Difference

Assuming one is biking on flat roads and assuming equal power in both scenarios, how much faster would one go using clipless pedals versus flat pedals? [Note that this question relates to: https://...
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How strong are pedals?

Pedals are obviously a critical interface with the bike. A broken pedal axle would be catastrophic, most likely causing injury or even death, especially considering that pedal failure would really ...
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Connecting and disconnecting clipless bike shoes from Shimano pedals

I bought my first pair of clipless bike shoes (Northwave MTB) and pedals (Shimano 8100). The connection is SPD, since they're MTB shoes. I had them show me in the store how to connect and disconnect ...
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I want to change the pedals on my spinning bike but to clipless but [duplicate]

Ive bought a spinning bike to help in lockdown, and its ace...I want to change the pedals to a clipless set. I bought some clipless pedals, but the thread on the pedal is way smaller than the ones ...
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Foot Position on Pedals

So, I'm a mountain biker, and recently, I've started doing bigger jumps on trails (5-12 ft). I ride a Trek Marlin 7 (hardtail) and I upgraded to Deity Deftrap pedals. Sometimes after landing a big ...
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What type of pedals are these?

My brother bought a second hand bike. He’s now looking to buy shoes. But we are uncertain what type of cleats he needs. Is there some sort of guide on how to identify the pedals?
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Pedal axle measurement?

Could somebody please tell me what the numbers 19 and 12 mean that are stamped on my pedal axles? I’m looking to buy new upgraded pedals for my new Scott aspect 940 but need to know the right diameter....
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Will magnetic pedals interfere with ebike batteries or motors?

I am wondering if magnetic pedals would induce current in mid-drive ebike motors or batteries. I am assuming for theoretical purposes, they would, because all oscillating magnetic fields induce a ...
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Spinning bike's pedals are way bigger than the cleat pedals I have. What size do I need?

I’ve bought a spinning bike that has the cage pedals. I have cleat shoes which I prefer to ride in, so I bought some cleat pedals to fit to the spinning bike. Trouble is I've just taken the existing ...
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Is there a left-sided powermeter that requires less than 8 millimeters of clearance?

I'm willing to spend some money on a powermeter to train a tad more effectively on my bike. The problem is, that my frame (Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 2018) does not have the required clearance between ...
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Kids bike question

I bought my 4 year old a 12 inch bike with training wheels, are the pedals supposed to move when the wheels moving, he pushes his front foot down but even with the speed the back one never comes up ...
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Tricycle wheels won't turn when pedaling

I have a tricycle that I just changed the tubes on all wheels. Went to ride it and the pedals will just turn but not engage the chain or wheels. Chain is on correctly, wheels are on the same side as ...
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Diagnosing the cause of clicking sound coming from drivetrain

My bike is making a clicking sound on every downstroke of the left crank. Here's a recording I took while out on a ride: https://soundcloud.com/jugdish/20210309-1510-recording-2-edit/s-x5znI4sdTPu It ...
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Screwing reflectors to pedals - what washers do I need, and where?

I have Shimano M324 pedals on my bike, and I decided to buy the optional reflectors (Shimano Y41B98010). They arrived with no fitting instructions. There are 4 reflectors, each with 2 threaded "...
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What tool do I need in order to remove these pedals?

I own this set of HT pedals. They were attached by a mechanic at a bike shop. I'd like to avoid a return trip and remove them myself. Most articles I've found about removing bike pedals mention a tool ...
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What is this part that came with my eggbeater pedals?

I bought some second-hand Crank Bros Eggbeater pedals. They came in the original box, apparently with all the bits except the cleats. (That's fine. CB cleats are effectively a consumable.) One of the ...
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Despite removing and greasing it, my pedal still won't rotate - I can't figure out why

Yesterday out cycling on muddy farm roads, my right pedal seized up and stopped turning (the crank turns fine, but the pedal itself doesn't turn to stay parallel with the ground, making cycling ...
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Prepping pedals when installing

I am moving my pedals from one bike to another, and removing them caused a lot of frustration. I had greased them before hand with some basic automotive grease, and the threads were still greasy when ...
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What causes a slight rhythmic knock in the pedal?

My left pedal is sending a slight knock to the sole of my foot at every turn, at the 1 o'clock position. What could cause this? It happens on all chainring-sprocket combinations though not with the ...
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Bolt dimensions for Peloton cleat

I cant find this answer anywhere but what is the screw size of the Peloton sclip that goes onto the cleat? I need a longer screw for my shoe but cant determine the thread size to make that ...
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Can PROMEND cleats match Fizik Shoes and Look pedals?

I got a look keo classic 3 road pedals and I'm looking to buy a pair of Promend road cleats. Will these be compatible and fit my Fizik Tempo R5 road shoes? I've attached the picture of the pedals and ...
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Replacing non-standard pedals on an exercise bike

I'd like to replace the pedals on my "Pro Fitness" recumbent exercise bike, and use clipless pedals instead (MTB or SPD). I tried to replace them, but found the diameter on the crank hole is ...
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Fit a throttle to a pedal assist.bike?

Can I fit a throttle to a pedal assist Viking Gravity ebike? If yes what is needed other than a throttle? Thanks
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Bike pedals not moving for upright position

I need the help with my bike. When starting a bike (stopped position), I cannot move my pedals to the upright (power) position before starting. When I stopped in the traffic light, I need to move my ...
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How practical are clipless pedal shoes on a long bike tour?

In the last years I did a couple of long bike tours. So far, I always had platform pedals with pins on my bike and I've worn "normal" shoes. For my next tour I'm considering clipless pedals. ...
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Flat Pedal Pin Installation

Do you have to screw flat pedal pins in all the way, or can you make them longer by leaving them screwed out and using a thread locker?
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Pedal that stays horizontal

Sometime when I step on the pedal my foot slips off because the pedal is in vertical position, not a horizontal position. I used to own pedals that always stayed in a horizontal position, but I forget ...
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Vibration from pedals at slightly higher speeds?

I've bought myself a new bike (BTwin Riverside 120) and I've taken it out for a couple of spins as of yet.. When speeds go above, say, 20-25 km/h (12-16 mph) (I'm giving a rough estimate based on ...
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Advice for shorter toe clips

I ride a road bike daily for commuting (~2.5 miles) and I like having toe clips (cages, straps, whatever other name they go by) so that I don't have to use special bike shoes. My bike came with toe ...
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What can I do to pedals to help kids or smaller riders use the bike

We recently bought a recumbent tricycle second-hand for our special needs daughter (catrike pocket). The bikes pedals are a little bit out of reach for her (~4 inches). These bikes are expesive and we ...
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Pedals coming loose [duplicate]

I changed the pedals on my bike from clipless to regular pedals. But after pedalling a few kilometers the pedal fell off. I put it back on by hand but it kept falling off. I thought they tighten as ...
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Which Shimano pedals have reverse threaded bearing adjustments?

I was attempting to tighten the bearings in my Shimano PD-M530 pedals. I've done this procedure several times before on my other pedals, and I've never had issues before (M737 and M980). For some ...
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Pedals turn but bike doesn't move

The bike I am riding is an older mountain bike that is a cheaper model, likely from Walmart or somewhere similar. I picked it up at the flea market and have been doing repairs on it as a way to learn ...
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BMX pedal thread pitch

I found a bmx in the garbage and fixed it up but when went to replace the pedals bought the wrong size. I'm wondering if someone can help me out. I was testing the old thread in my socket set an it ...
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I cannot change my pedals because of a plastic cap

I cycle casually every day and I know at least something about bikes. But not that much that I know how to deal with the problem I experience. Recently I got a new great bike (for me at least), but I ...
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Pedals wobble and click under load

I've been maintaining my own bike for a while now, the one thing I haven't been able to fix is the pedals wobbling. This is a little hard to describe but hopefully it's understandable, and I've ...
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Why can't I use my new pedal indoors?

As seen below, I got a paper slip telling me not to use my new pedals on indoor equipment. I don't want to anyway, but I wonder — if threads would fit, is there any real reasons not to do it? Probably ...
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How do I disassemble these AHF pedals?

I am trying to disassemble a set of pedals to service them but I can't figure out what tool to use on the nut (see photo). I just need them temporarily until I can cycle to the bike co-op to change ...
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Pedals feel like they’re clicking while pedaling

I am new to cycling and have recently purchased a brand new 2020 Cannondale Caadx 105 Cyclo-cross Bicycle. I have had it for around 2-3 weeks now and I’ve started to notice a clicking feeling while I ...
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What would cause a pedal to loosen from its spindle while riding?

I recently serviced an old pair of Wellgo platform pedals. They were already old and well-used by the time I got them, and they were slightly too loose, but useable. I rode on them for a few months ...
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Should my pedal be this shape or is it bent?

I took my pedals off my old bike to grease them and I noticed that they were both splayed outwards on the outside edge. This means that either they sit on the top of the axle cup (if that is the name)...
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Look Keo pedal no longer floats. Can it be fixed?

I've had look Keo pedals installed on my road bike for a few years. Recently the right pedal has felt like it no longer has any float (potentially seized up?). This is starting to cause me foot pain ...
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What to substitute a lost pedal dust cap with?

I am working on my 90s Raleigh mtb (it's awesome), where one of the pedal dust caps was lost. Subsequently, the pedal without one had much more sand inside, and is in worse shape overall. As I'm ...
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What are the values of Average Power Phase in the .FIT file?

I'm trying to understand the Average Power Phase values inside the .fit file. There are four of them, for example avg_left_power_phase: (355.7812555590821, 199.68750312011724, 202.50000316406255, 97....
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Shimano SPD-SL pedal tension adjustment not clicking, possible counterfeit?

So when I read the manual, it says the 105 pedal I have (5800) will have a click when tightening or loosening the tension adjuster, supposedly 4 clicks for 360 degree rotation, however mine don't ...
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WD40 for crank arm

There is visible rust where my left crank arm meets the bottom bracket which I believe is the cause of the creaking (only present when pedalling hard on left side). Is it okay to spray WD40 in there ...
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Installing flat pedals (with pins) on a MTB for rainy/wintry conditions?

I have some RaceFace Chester pedals that I want to install on my beater MTB, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea. Basically, I have two bikes and I want to use one for the "bad" weather conditions (...
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Is there a simple way to hack a bicycle so it moves back and forth based on pedaling back and forth?

Can we make changes in flywheel so that cycle can move back upon pedaling back?

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