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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How to fix a stripped pedal crank

The threads on my bike's pedal crank just became fully stripped and the pedal fell off, though the pedal itself is fine. Is there any way I can fix this without fully replacing the pedal crank?
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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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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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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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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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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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Something clicks while pedaling

My road bike with square taper Chorus crankset has developed a click when pedaling. The click happens always in the same pedal position, right crank forward, on both chainrings. Since the noise ...
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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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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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Replace Brompton folding pedal - what tool is needed?

I've managed to completely break the folding left-hand pedal on my Brompton. The bit where it fastens onto the crank* is fine, but the rest of it gone. What tool(s) do I need to remove the broken ...
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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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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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How to measure pedal axle/spindle size?

How do you measure pedal axle/spindle size? Replacement pedals and accessories specify a size like 9/16" or 1/2". How do I measure my current pedal to see what I need? Is it just a matter of ...
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Do pedals come in widths?

Do pedals come in widths? Can I get a wider pedal to fit my wide feet? I wear a size 13 EEEE, a wide shoe. I'm biking in regular shoes, not cleated. My pedals are plain platform style (not cleated, ...
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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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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 pedal do I have and what shoes do I need to buy?

Based on my limited research, I think these are SPD-SL clips? But I really just want to know what shoes I can get that will clip into these. I don't ride my bike a ton, so I just want your normal, run-...
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Can pedal-based power meters be used as flat pedals?

I would like to collect as much data as possible about my daily road rides so recently I am considering pedal-based power meters such as Faveor Assioma or Garmin Vector 3. However, I don't want to ...
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Replacement Crank Arm? [closed]

Hi I have a 12 spline left crankarm to replace but can't find the right-hand side crankarm. got ok for 12 spline its just the size. My one is TR7JAED 165
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Are modern clipless shoes and pedals that much better than toe clips and straps?

I've recently returned to cycling after a couple of decades, and I'm trying to get familiar with the current gear and components. I still use toe clips and straps on the pedals on my 1990 Trek road ...
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Clicking while pedalling

Hi all while I'm pedalling I get clicking noise I feel it in the left side of pedal I change the pedals I thought that may of been the problem but it's still there but funniest thing is if I stand ...
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How to repair pedal snapped off crank arm? [closed]

The pedal axle snapped just where it enters the crank arm. This left the threaded portion of the pedal axle in the crank arm hole. How do I remove this to replace the pedal?
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What's the story of Shimano PD-T780 Deore XT Pedals?

I've seen these alleged XT group pedals on several web sites, but they aren't on Shimano's site. The "PD-T780 Deore XT Pedal" is sold at Arts Cyclery (http://www.artscyclery.com/), Amazon, and REI, ...
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Bicycle clicking popping sound felt in the pedals usually when pedalling hard

Bicycle is a year old fairly cheap road bike with ~1000 miles. Transmission is 2x7 speed-derailleur design, so 14 gears total. Clicking noise somewhere near the drivetrain-ish area when pedaling ...
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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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9/16 pedals wont go in crank - they're too big

What about if you have two gears on the crank. I used a 5/8 open wrench to take out my original pedals on my Schwinn Sierra and the new 9/16 pedals won't go in - they're too big. What size would it ...
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Which Crank Brothers cleat do I need?

I ride these pedals: which came with these cleats: Now I see that Crank Brothers are selling their "Premium" cleat: I'm ready to replace my cleats. Is the premium cleat compatible with my pedal, or ...
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Speedplay pedal grease problem

I’m trying to grease my speedplay pedals, but the little end screw on one of the pedals just spins. It will not unscrew, thereby allowing me access to the grease port. Any thoughts? Thanks, Scott
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Maximum weight of a pedal vehicle

I can't seem to find a straight (approximate) answer to this question. What is the maximum weight of a pedal vehicle (cargo bike, rickshaw etc) an average person can drive at a decent speed, say 15-...
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New pedal fell off maybe 50 miles after installation. Should I replace the entire crank, just the arm, or repair the thread?

Repair newbie here just getting back into mountain biking after a long absence. I recently bought a Cannondale Catalyst 4 from REI. It's a fine introductory bike for what I'm looking for, but I ...
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How do I get a cleat that's stuck in a pedal, detached from the shoe, out?

While out riding on my XC bike today, I encountered an issue with my cleat: The connector between the cleat and the shoe - the part that you screw into - died, and I lost a screw. So I had the shoe ...
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My old pedals don't spin freely, is it worth lubing them?

I have a bike that has been left outside and unmaintained for a while, so now I'm trying to fix it back up. One thing I notice is that the pedals don't spin freely if I flick them with my foot. I don'...
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How to choose pedals with 1/2 inch axle (single piece crank) for a non-bmx?

Me and my daughter use a tag-along, and her pedals are slippery. So I'm looking for a pair of metal pedals. Due to the axle size, most of them are advertised as BMX, are too wide and long (10x13 or so)...
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Pedal sometimes getting stuck

Back story During this weekend we went on a trip with rented bikes, and observed the following problem on one of them: the left pedal would sometimes not spin on the shaft (i.e. it remained in the ...
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How to get my feet out of SPD pedals?

I just bought some SPD shoes and pedals last night and I was trying them out (on one foot) while balancing in my living room. I ended up falling over because I couldn't get unclipped. What suggestions ...
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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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Damaged pedal axle thread in crank arm [duplicate]

I'm brand new to cycling and I have an entry level Cannondale catalyst 3. I was riding my bike on a trail and when I got home I noticed my right pedal was wobbling around. I tightened it but the pedal ...
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Cruiser bike weird pedaling problems, feels like back tire moving

For awhile pedalling my bike has been getting increasingly difficult. First there was a squeaking. I figured maybe because I had put too much force riding uphill. Then there was a screeching cracking ...
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Re-greasing Raleigh rea268

I have some pedals very similar to the one in the image. It appears both sides have these seemingly non removable pins. The round bit with the logo doesn't appear to be a dust cap. I already tried ...
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Compatibility Look-Keo/Look/SPD-Sl Plates & Pedals

i got some old Look Road Pedals (see picture). Now i found plenty of Cleats for cheap, but they all are for either Look Keo, Delta or SPD-Sl. Are those compatible? Did anything change from the old ...
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Strange long squeal sound when I pedal hard - how to track this down?

It's kinda hard to describe but there's a sound coming from somewhere on the bike when I pedal hard - I can't figure out where it's coming from. It's sort of like a high pitched pig squeal. It started ...
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What is the proper placement of the feet on the pedals when viewed from the top?

When placing my feet on the pedals with the balls on it, the outer part doesn't fit the pedal anymore. If I moved the foot backwards, the pinky would not be on the pedal anymore. I wonder if that is ...
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Pedal extensions for one-legged bikers

I have tried the classical plastic pedal extensions as in the picture. I have tried riding with one foot, but it was a little bit hard pulling up. I was wondering if anyone knows of an extension for a ...
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Are all folding pedals a bit… bendy?

I have recently acquired a folding bike. One of the most irritating things is the folding pedals, as pictured: Pedal in folded position Pedal in deployed position, ready to ride Close up of pedal ...
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Why do my tires seem to be jumping?

I bike for work and I've taken a few days off for the holidays. It's been very cold and rainy and Ive tried to keep my bike covered. I hopped on my bike after about a week and a half of disuse, and I ...

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