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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Fixie bike crank/pedals give in when back pedalling

Recently was given a fixie, but with braking issues. Whenever I back pedal (as in lock up and stop pedalling completely), the crank/pedal seems to give in and not stop the rear wheel from moving ...
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Removing a pedal that has skipped a thread

When getting on my bike I stood on the left pedal and my full weight caused the pedal to skip a thread. The pedal is now squinted and stuck in the crank. The pedals were cheap, but I am hoping to ...
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Adaptative Pedal or crank for a handicap user

I encountered a person with a disability in one leg. They are unable to control their ankle/heel movement. They are unable to maintain their foot parallel to the floor at the top of the pedal stroke (...
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How to adjust Wahoo Aero float

Wahoo tells me that a phillips #0 screwdriver will turn the float adjustments on their disc pedals. I have a genuine #0, and I cannot get good enough engagement to turn the float screws. All it wants ...
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Could the spindle of a pedal have just one set of bearings, not two?

Pedals can be cleaned with a solvent and an air compressor without removing the races from the spindle. How is that possible? It would seem that there must be a second set of bearings—one that's only ...
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Are there recumbent-specific pedals with reflectors on the top and bottom instead of front and back?

At least in Germany, amber reflectors on bicycle pedals are a legally required. All my recumbents have them, but neither of these reflectors is any useful, because they usually point upwards or ...
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I cannot find the correct Crank Arm Bolt for my bike

Recently, when I was riding my bike, one of the crank arms fell off and I realized that the crank bolt wasn't properly adjusted when I ordered the bike, hence when it fell off, I was able to put the ...
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Can anyone identify this pedal a Jamis Nova road bike?

Can anyone identify this pedal on a Jamis Nova road bike? This is my first road bike and I'm prepping to take it out for a spin. I know this is a MTB pedal, I'm just wondering if is Shimano SPD? ...
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I pedal on the flat surface of Shimano 105 SPD SL

I've been cycling on the flat surface of my SPD SL pedals. I never intend to use the clip mechanism. Should I just use flat pedals for better comfort and speed?
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Because of a pedal rattle and squeak should I remove my pedals off and how?

The pedals are little rough and rattle quietly. The spindle creaks sometimes. It is not so much its condition but rather that it fail that worries me. I see no way to get the pedals off separately ...
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alleviating localised pressure from pedal cage

I ride my Brompton in normal shoes with quill/cage pedals and half-clips: I've done 25-100 miles journeys, and occasionally find the balls of my feet get sore / toes go a bit numb. It feels as though ...
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wrench stuck on right side pedal

There are a thousand and one questions and answers, on as many different websites, if your pedals, cranks, or any other part is stuck are stuck. What I cannot find, is advice for my having gotten my ...
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Wondering what type of pedal/adapter I need for these crankarms

Just bought a Rocky Mountain Dirt Jumper, not sure about the exact model because the previous owner custom-painted it. It is missing a pedal and I noticed that the crankarm wasn't threaded like a ...
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Why my bike gear won't change only when I stop pedaling?

I have an issue with my bike, it works nicely until I am changing the gears. Every time I want to change one gear up, I have to stop pedaling or it won't change. There is no issue going back one gear.
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can't stop pedaling or chain drops down

Managed to unstick derailer. But can't stop pedaling or chain drops down.So when trying to stop bike. have to take feet off pedal to not catch chain
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What are the counter-intuitive surprises an amateur bike mechanic encounters, after pedals and cables?

Pedals It's pretty obvious that one of the two pedals needs be tightened counterclockwise, but which one? A brief reflection on the right pedal's sense of rotation (while pedaling forward) with ...
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What's the point of double-sided SPD pedals if SPD pedals with platform are more convenient and lighter?

Briefly I don't get it. Why would anyone want to use dual-sided SPD pedals—such as PD-M520 (left of the image), PD-M8000, PD-M9000, PD-M9100, ...—when single-sided SPD pedals with platforms—such as PD-...
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What type of pedal are these?

My son bought a bicycle with these clipless pedals and is hoping to find the appropriate cleats. What pedal model are they?
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Service DMR V8 pedals - V2 and V2.1

I have been using DMR V8 pedals on my bikes for just a couple of months. They started to spin slowly and make noise really quick so I'm trying to service them. I'm not sure that I got it right with ...
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Noise when powering down on left crank only

This one is a mystery to me. I ride a carbon road bike and just recently a clicking noise has developed when I push hard on the left side crank only (right side makes no noise). I have tried different ...
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Old Motobecane pedals without bolt on axle - How to remove?

I took off some old pedals from a motobecane frame. I wanted to change the bearings but figured out there is no bolt. I have looked everywhere but can't find the model and how to remove it. I thought ...
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Campy cranks and pedals compatibility

I have a campy Super Record crank set from around the 1970’s stamped with 9/16x20F and campy pedals stamped with 9/16x20, but am met with lots of resistance when I try to install them. The cranks came ...
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How to Remove Square Taper Chainring Bolts

I have removed my chainring from my Bicycle, but I do not know how to remove the chainring bolts I have tried using an Allen key but I cannot move it. Do I need a special tool? Here is a photo Any ...
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Mtb vs Road Pedal Stack Height

Recently went from mtb pedals( shimano pd-m520) to road pedals (spd-sl pd-r7000) on my road bike. I feel that saddle is a little bit higher for the road pedals. Is the stack lower on road pedals ...
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Cannot fix pedal into crank spindle hole: what is the appropriate repair?

My pedal cannot get attached to the crank because the crank threads are worn/stripped. Based on this link, the solution appears to be to drill out the threads and insert a helicoil. I approached a ...
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Searching for hex nut for spindle pedal

2 months ago I bought a pair pedals of VP Components VP-007. They stared squeaking when rotating. I've opened them to see what going inside, a lot of grease was accumulated at one place and spread it ...
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Sourcing vintage style pedals [closed]

Looking for a replacement set of pedals for the image shown below (EU/DE). Came off a Diamant Rennrad, not an expensive bike but would like to keep the styling similar to the original. I've seen a ...
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Which bike independent powermeter to choose for non-click pedals? [closed]

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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