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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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Safety guidelines when using MTB clipless pedals on a road bike

Yesterday, I went for a ride and my legs felt really great (hadn't been cycling for about 2 weeks) so when I was climbing on a hill, I decided to go on a full blown sprint and unfortunately... somehow ...
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Pedal: Platform came off axle which remained in crank

I have Shimano PD-T780 pedals. I bought them almost new only a year ago and they aren't cheap pedals. On one pedal, the platform suddenly came off, revealing an axle which tapers off towards its end ...
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Feeling of click/slip when pedalling

This is very hard to explain, but I will try my best. I recently got a Shimano Ultegra cassette, crankset, front and back derailleurs, chain, and cables installed on my Giant TCX SLR1 2015 bike. ...
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Pedals won’t complete a rotation

When I get on my bike and pedal when the right hits the top I can’t pedal and it stays and it keeps happening when the right goes to the top it stops and I can’t keep pedaling how to fix and any ...
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Do Left handed bikes feel different to ride?

Want to buy a BMX bike but they only have left hand drive ones in stock. Does it feel the same as a right hand drive?
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Pedal foot position - balls or arches

I notice that when I pedal that I mostly seat the pedal in the arches of my foot naturally. I also notice that the cycling shoes tend to seat the cleats in the balls of the foot area, as do other ...
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Relation of rebound setting and pedal choice

I used to ride clipless pedals all my MTB life and have recently switched to flat pedals because I feel that having my feet free makes me experiment more with my riding technique and progress faster. ...
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Clicking while pedaling

I recently purchased a 2nd hand bike, and I am facing a clicking noise when I pedal (under slightly higher than normal load). I feel it almost as a pair of clicks in both pedals, and I feel one click ...
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Derailleur tension causing chain friction?

I have a foldie which recently seemed a bit harder to pedal. Specifically back pedaling seems harder than it should be (if I kick the pedal back, it barely travels a quarter or half turn. I noticed ...
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Can't remove 6mm hex pedal

I've ruined two hex wrenches trying to remove my pedal. I actually got one off after blasting it with a hot-air heat gun for a while. The other one remains stuck and Yes, I'm turning it the right ...
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Replacement crankset and pedals for Schwinn Meridian trike

Where can I buy a replacement crankset and arm pedals? My pedal broke off, so I need to replace the sprocket side crank arm. Can I simply replace the sprocket with another of any brand?
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The bolt of my pedal's crank arm broke, what could be the causes?

It broke while as I started pedaling when a redlight turned green. In the pics it is possible to see that basically the metal broke! Was it just a poorly constructed product or are there some common ...
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Different trike, same problem [duplicate]

I posted about this about two years ago and the other trike is no longer on the road. New trike (got it about a year ago) is now having the same issue as the last. It's no longer pedaling. I have a ...
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Tools needed to unmount bike pedals

My two pedals are squeaking a bit and probably need to be lubricated. But, I'm not sure which tools I need to buy to unmount them. What's the size of the square drive sockets to get to unmount the ...
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What is causing this sound?

https://vimeo.com/270962821?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749 Guys at the bike shop recommended a bottom bracket change would fix the problem however ...
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Options for servicing Speedplay Zero pedals

I have used Speedplay pedals for ages and I think I am on my third set of pedals. I have the new aero walkable cleats and at the weekend I replaced my old knackered cleats with a new set. Now that I ...
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Are quick-change pedals a thing?

I'm considering buying clipless pedals for riding my bike on the weekend, but they might not be the best choice for a 15 minute ride to work during the week—I'd need to drag along my regular shoes in ...
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Leaving a pedal in a cross threaded state

I have a Kona Jake (specs here) with Shimano M520 pedals and I noticed that one of my pedals wasn't quite all the trough the crank arm compared to the other pedal, see images below: The difference ...
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Why does a loose pedal destroy the crank threads?

Can someone cite with sources the process by which a loose pedal pretty quickly destroys the crank arm threads necessitating a helicoil repair? I'm interested in how the thread on the crankarm gets ...
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My left pedal keeps falling off

my left pedal keeps falling off, I think it's loose, or I'm not tightening it properly, but every time I ride my bicycle it gets loose
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different pedal formats for a recumbent?

We're reasonably familiar with pedals on conventional bikes. Flats are convenient for normal shoes Clips and Clipless provide foot retention and option of pulling up A recumbent has additional ...
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What is the metric thread diameter of my crank arm pedal thread that's stripped

I'm in the market for a threading repair kit. I live in Australia so the closest options for me are to go to Supercheap Auto or Bunnings Warehouse (links to products from those stores). These repair ...
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SPD pedal float becomes restricted

I have a strange problem with my clipless pedal float becoming restricted. I recently installed Shimano M520 SPD pedals on my bike, with SM-SH51 cleats on SixSixOne Expert MTB shoes. A few weeks after ...
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What is the loud screeching noise coming from my bike?

I can ride my bike for ~10 minutes before a very loud screeching noise starts. It only happens when I pedal; when I brake is the only time there is no sound. Once this noise starts I cannot ride my ...
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Are my pedals greased correctly?

When I spin my pedals by hand they spin very fast and long, almost like a fidget spinner, making a sound too. I somewhere read that this means that the bearings are 'dry', and that pedal spin should ...
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Which ball bearings to put in Union K10491 pedals?

I am trying to put a neglected bicycle back on the road. It has a pedals marked with W. GermanyK10491. Google search revealed that they are Union K10491 pedals. I have found good pictures on ebay. My ...
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Fixed Gear crank arm slips

The crank arm on my fixed gear "slips" when I put large pressure on the pedals like when I take that first pedal to get the bike moving or pulling up hard on my toe straps to slow down. The slip is ...
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Pedal power meters on off-road / MTB

I can't easily change my crankset or hub, so I'm looking at pedal power meters. All of them (PowerTap, Garmin Vector, bePRO, Xpedo Thrust-E) use Look/Keo/SPD-SL cleats. For me, walkable riding shoes ...
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What kind of shoes can you use with Garmin Vector pedals?

I was looking at these Garmin Vector pedal power meters, and the site says they are "Look Kéo Compatible". Can you put different cleats in them for other brands of shoes? Would they work with regular ...
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Why are tandem pedals mounted with the same position?

I have noticed that on all the tandems I have seen the pedals are mounted in the same position. i.e. while the front right one is up, so is the rear right one, and not front right up and rear right ...
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Removing smooth bolt pedals? [duplicate]

Let me begin by saying that yes, I am trying to unscrew the pedal in the correct direction. It is the right side pedal, I am attempting to turn it counter-clockwise. So here are the pedals I have: ...
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Role of the part situated below the pedals?

I'm wondering what's the role of the plastic/metallic part situated below the pedals on the image below taken from a road bike?
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the thread for screwing in the pedal has been stripped on right side. Any way to avoid buying a whole new crank? [duplicate]

Put a new pedal in, and followed advice not to screw it in too hard. Unfortunately, I made it too loose... and the thread on the right crank is now almost completely stripped because the pedal was ...
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When I pedal they keep shifting forward randomly but not moving the bike forward [duplicate]

When I try to pedal fast or hard or just put any sort of pressure to move the pedals foward they seem to give out, randomly jerking forward and not making the bike wheel move. https://drive.google....
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Curious about foot position on clipless and regular pedals when mountain biking

I normally ride flat pedals and being a mountain biker with a little bit of training behind me, I pedal with the balls of my feet in front of the spindle. I had a pretty good trainer and once I ...
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Car as a bicycle

Is there any realistic, cheap way to change a car into a pedal-driven vehicle you can ride yourself? (I'm not quite sure if this is the right category to ask, but I couldn't find a better one.)
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What sort of SPD pedals should I use for cyclocross?

So I do cyclocross and have recently got some SPD cleats, the problem is my pedals are eggbeaters which isn't great. I was thinking in investing in some half and half pedals (like enter these) or ...
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Adding pedals & training wheels to this balance bike?

Is there any way to add pedals & training wheels to this balance bike?
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How much float do the Speedplay Zero pedals have?

I was reading up that the "Speedplay zero" has a unique float and a wide range, but when reading up on the page dedicated to the "Speedplay zero" it mentions thatit is for Rider who prefers a fixed (...
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Are there big differences in maintenance/care between different types of clipless pedals?

I was reading this article http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/gear/article/best-road-bike-pedals-33045/ and it talks about maintenance/care with a couple of the pedal options, even mentioning that "...
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Looking for cleats to match my vintage Mavic pedals

Which type of current cleat would match these vintage Mavic pedals (Mavic 646 LMS SSC I believe)? Thanks in advance.
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What to do If your pedal are squeaking and are not straight?

I have a dtb and the pedals aren't straight they are kind of bent It seems that something is broken in the place where they are join. update: It's moving sideways and the outer bolt are quite slanty ...
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Metal part of the pedal is coming off

I noticed that screws connecting the metal part of the pedal are loose (I don't know the proper name for the metal part). I would like to screw them in but there's a piece of plastic that is in the ...
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Pedal spin resistance a good thing?

I've noticed cheaper pedals (also the <5$ ones) spin forever if you give them a tap with your finger. My own pedals seem to have a little resistance in the bearing. You can turn them with no effort ...
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Most effective pedal position to jump start from still situation

All other conditions (strenght, gear, etc.) being the same, what is the most efficient position of the pedals when starting from a still situation on a very short sprint (like crossing 10 meters wide ...
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Pedals rotate backwards when I move the (rear) wheel in reverse direction

I recently bought a bicycle and am new to biking. So I decided to try it out on an inclined part of the road near my home. as I descended on the incline just after travelling a few metres I heard a ...
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How to identify where a creaking/squeaking sound comes from?

There is a creaking/squeaking (halfway between each, I would say) sound in my bike. Here is what I know so far: Happens during pedaling when the left leg goes down Only when I press sufficiently hard ...
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There is a grinding feeling at the end of my pedaling at high speed

I bought a road bike about 6 weeks ago, but I just only realised it now that at the end of my pedaling (when either foot pushes down), I can feel a bit of a drag/friction/grinding on either pedal. I ...
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will any shimano pedal fit any shimano crank?

I bought a second hand boardman cb pro mountain bike. It came with no pedals (as expected) but the guy gave me some 1/2 inch screw pedals, flat basic ones. But they don't fit. The screw diameter is ...
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How to roll-start with a back-pedal coaster brake?

I have a bicycle with a coaster brake. It is very "handy" to brake even without hands. But somehow I can only do a stand still start. This means if have to get on bike first and then start pedaling. ...