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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Pedals not turning

So Christmas day and it seems the new bikes I bought the kids aren't quite going to plan! On my daughters 6 speed Viking Belgravia the pedals are not turning and the chain keeps coming off and on my ...
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Cleat problem, stuck in a shoe

I put the right shoe into the left SPD pedal. (I know, you don't even need to say it.) It was not even attached to the bike at this time. Just took both out of their boxes and thought to self, 'how ...
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Shimano SPD pedal - visible seal ring

I recently got a pair of XTR M9120 pedals. Today I noticed an elastic ring visible on the axel, and bits of grease on it too. The ring can be seen on the service manual This has happened on both ...
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How do you optimize the recruitment of our glutes when using a more upright bike?

How do you optimize the recruitment of our glutes when using a more upright bike? According to an answer for a previous question, rolling the hips forward slightly makes the glutes easier to recruit ...

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