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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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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How to mount clipless pedals on a tandem?

My wife and I have recently purchased a vintage tandem, and are willing to switch to Shimano SPD pedals (M520). The problem is that there are 3 "chainring" sides on a tandem, 2 of which are located ...
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Schwinn AC Plus Performance Carbon Blue spin bike pedal removal

What tools do I need to remove pedal from crank arm? I assembled pedals to wrong pedals to the crank arm. Right pedal to left and left pedal to right. I can't remove it. What size crank puller do I ...
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Right Shimano SPD pedal clicks on down stroke

I recently bought Shimano SPD pedals for indoor cycling on Zwift. I have not had them very long at all maybe a month. Every downstroke I hear a loud click on my right pedal. I thought it may have ...
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Should “universal pedals” be avoided?

Are universal pedal axles weaker than standard axles? If so, should they be avoided? These are inexpensive pedals so let's focus on inexpensive normal, solid axles vs these universal pedals. Each ...
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Extra wide pedal

I'm 75 y/o and have arthritis in both of my ankles and the only exercise I can do is ride my exercise bike. But as my ankles got more deformed they stick out on the side of my foot. So every time I ...
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What are the thicknesses of different two-bolt bike shoe cleats?

I've been riding with Shimano SPD pedals/cleats for a while now and I really don't like the way the cleats scrape against the ground (or floor) when walking. I have heard that both Crank Brothers and ...
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Changing my P1s cleats

I was wondering if it was time to change these Powertap P1s cleats. Do we have a rule of thumb for this? Also, can anyone share his/her feedback to 0-degree cleats of the same model? Thanks!
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Pedal bearing stuck to the spindle

I was changing the spindle for a longer one in three Crankbrothers pedals (Candy 1, Eggbeater 1 and 2). Two were wery simple, the plastic cap, the spindle nut and take down the pedal body with all the ...
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Ways to lock my feet to the pedals, OR, Cycling shoe options for (really) wide feet

I have very wide feet, like ridiculously wide. I found some data for Australian male foot sizes and I'm at the 80th percentile for length but the 99.7th percentile for width. I'm currently wearing ...
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Gear 5 and 6 got slower in bike?

Yesterday I pedaled reverse (one circle) while getting on my bike, I heard a sound at the chains and after that the bike speed on my 5th and 6th gear got slower. Before I used to pedal less and the ...
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Pedal doesn't rotate freely; occasionally comes with grinding / clicking

Apologies if that has been asked before; the search function shows up related but ultimately different issues. Here's what's going on: As I pedal along, occasionally the left pedal will be reluctant ...
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What's the pedal spindle size for the NordicTrack GX 4.7 R exercise bike?

I am trying to find out pedal spindle size for the NordicTrack GX 4.7 R exercise bike. Is it 1/2 or 9/16? I want to replace the pedals with larger more substantial ones with a strap. Thank you!
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Looking to get new pedals for my bike? [closed]

I'm looking to purchase some quality flat pedals for my bike. I've been riding cheap plastic ones and they keep breaking! I am currently looking at the Race Face Aeffect since they are aluminum. Any ...
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Newer Shimano R7000 pedals having smaller contact area than older R5800?

I was comparing Shimano PD-5800 and the newer PR-7000 SPD-SL pedals. Judging from the metal contact plate on them, the newer model seems to have a far smaller contact surface area. Is this correct ...
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Is it OK to use a crankset with partially stripped pedal threads?

The threads on the right side of my crankset have been stripped and now only about half the threads remain (see picture below). I can still insert my pedal all the way into the crank. Would it be OK ...
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Pedal decision factors

I’ve been thinking of getting new pedals as mine are worse for wear. What are the best factors to consider when choosing pedals? I’m on an electric cargo bike and ride fairly fast and aggressively. ...
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How much side-to-side foot movement is possible in Crankbrothers clipless pedals?

To be 100% clear I am not asking about rotating the foot, but moving side to side along pedal axis. The Crankbrothers cleat web page states there is -2/+2mm adjustment but this, as I understand it, ...
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Will changing pedals every week lead to long-term problems?

I have clipless pedals that I love and my standard flat pedals with toe clips. However, the clipless pedals just aren't comfortable for me to wear without cleated/clipless shoes, and they tear up my ...

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