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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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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Pedals hits the ground too often while turning at relatively high speed

I’ve been riding for 40+ years of which the last 25 I’ve ridden Specialized. Around April last year I decided to replace my old bike with a brand new Sirrus Sport, on an XL frame. While I love the ...
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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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Difference between road pedals and MTB pedals

I am interested in buying some pedals I can clip into for my bike. I currently ride a mountain bike/hybrid but I ma looking to get a road bike next year some time. What are the differences between ...
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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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Crank sliding horizontally through the bottom bracket

Was out biking today when I noticed the pedals were moving side to side, with the pedal arm almost coming off the left side. As I was investigating the washer with "LH fsa AL" actually came off in my ...
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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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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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Does an SPD-SL AND SPD compatible pedal/shoe exist?

I am soon going to buy a pair of pedals (and new shoes of course) for my road bike (mostly used for commuting, and short-ish rides (40-50 miles/80Km). Most important to me is being able to walk in my ...
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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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Shimano PD-6800 vs PD-9000 pedals

Other than a 12g saving in weight and the Dura Ace label, are there any further potential reasons to prefer Shimano PD-9000 pedals over PD-6800? Edit: This question is specifically about pedals ...
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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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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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Need to know the wrench size for 10.9 screw

My pedal just unscrew. It has a hexagon-headed screw with '10.9' screw label. Anybody knows what size of wrench I need for this screw?
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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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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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What causes the threads on bike pedals to become stripped?

Is there something I can do to prevent my bike pedals from wearing out? And what causes the threads on a bike pedal to wear out? I have a 4 year old Raleigh road bike with just regular open pedals. ...
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Bike Pedal Falling Off

While riding her bike my daughter's pedal came off. It appears to be stripped. This has happened to her with a total of three bikes. What could be causing this to happen?
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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. ...
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Need help with picking right shoes for riding my new bike

I haven't been on a bike since I was a child. I have had had weight-loss surgery due to being extremely over weight. I now have a bike but my feet keep sliding off the pedals or just don't feel ...
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Tick sound on every pedal only for 5 minutes

I am having a new MTB Montra Rock 1.0D 2016. When I ride my cycle, for first 5 to 10 minutes, I hear a tick sound on every pedal when my pedal is at 3'o clock to 6'o clock position on my right foot. ...
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Loose pedals on Norco MTB

Just replaced my pedals on a very old Norco MTB. I noticed while working on it that the whole pedal structure is wiggling from side to side is this normal? I took the plastic caps off the base to ...
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How to weight pedals?

I have some odd kind of track pedals on my bike. I believe they are clipless pedals; but for description, on one side they are flat and comfortable to pedal with. On the other side there is a raised ...
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Why not place the cleats further back on the foot?

I've found a number of articles saying there is no advantage in having the cleat under the ball of your foot as opposed to further back towards the arch. The reasoning is that the calf muscle is not ...
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How to pick mountain bike pedals (platform)?

I am new to mountain biking, I have a Novara Ponderosa 29er and one thing I have noticed is my feet are slipping off the pedals with frequency. I don't have mountain bike specific shoes but I have ...
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Is it worth it to repair or is it better to buy?

I found an old bike on my grandpa's house and since i am in need of a decent bike i wanted to know if the bike was good enough to be refurbished (new gears, pedals, brakes, tires etc.) or if would be ...
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What are the disadvantages of securing your foot to the pedal?

I understand that there are many benefits when it comes to different methods of securing your foot to the pedal, and how they allow for more power through an entire revolution of the pedal. However ...
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Why do my pedals move when I move my wheel in both directions? How do I fix it?

Whichever direction I rotate my pedals, the wheel rotates. And when I move the wheel, same thing. How do I fix it? Here is a clip: This is the model: http://www....
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Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?

When I pedal forcing a little with my right leg, the bike makes a noise that I don't know how to describe. I'll try to do it. It's like: a short "ting" a tiny bell if a small rock hits the down tube ...
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Bike pedal not working [closed]

My kid got new bike but the pedal not working, it was working for two days and then stopped working I've tried to loosen it but I couldn't. Don't know what to do.
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Pedals no longer increase speed after a relatively low speed

So i have this bike: MENS PRO MOTIVE DS400 DUAL SUSPENSION MOUNTAIN BIKE Bought it 2nd hand quite recently and had this thing that after reaching a certain speed no matter how hard i pedal speed ...
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Clipless pedals for my 9 year old

My 9 year old son has a Trek 220 mountain bike and really wants to get clipless pedals because he tried a mountain bike race and is doing a cyclocross clinic that he loves. Problem is that he rides ...
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Can someone give me a short description and comparison of the different road cycling pedal / shoe systems?

I am looking at buying a pedal/shoe system as the clips and straps I am using are hurting my feet again. It's been a long time since I have bought a road pedal / shoe system, and I have forgotten the ...
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Why are my quill pedal cages “wobbling”?

The plates and connectors on my old quill pedals "move around" in relation to the pedal axle itself: In the photo below, I'm pushing the pedals to opposite sides to show how the pedal cage "distorts". ...
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Does the extra cage on SPD pedals help riding with normal shoes?

Some Shimano Pedal Dynamics (SPD) pedals come in two variants - without and with a cage - e.g. M520 and M530. While it isn't the main purpose of the cage on M530 does it make cycling in normal shoes, ...
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Left pedal coming loose

On my bike, which I just built out of spare parts, the left pedal seems to constantly be coming loose. It seems to come out about 5m every time I ride ~10km. It's an old cotter pin crank, and the ...
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Why do my pedals shake and pop?

I just purchased a cruiser bike online that I had to assemble. When I rode it for the first time, I notice my pedals felt shaky, whether pedaling or coasting, and when I did pedal every few seconds ...
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Do the benefits of clipless pedals out weigh any danger they may pose the rider?

As a newbie rider, I was asked by many experienced riders and bike shop experts if I was using clipless pedals yet? The implication was you are not really a serious rider until you are clipless, sort ...
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Noise from crankshaft spindle and then the pedal falls off

In the last 6 months I have been getting really bad noises, creaks, clunks, etc coming from somewhere around the spindle connecting to the crankshaft. Every time I put pressure down on the left hand ...
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Slipping when pedalling

I have a repair question. I am experiencing some slipping when I pedal, once-per rotation, however, it is not the normal chain/gear skipping that I have read about most of the time. The bike is an old ...
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How to select gearing for descent?

For riding on level surface one should strive for high cadence. However, what is the best solution when descending over rough terrain? On one hand, because the legs are better suspension when the ...
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Vibrations in one of the pedals [closed]

I feel vibrations in one of the pedals when I put my weight on it. It feels like the ball bearing is broken or something. Is that possible? How difficult is it to fix the ball bearings on the pedals ...
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Foot shifting while pedalling

I have been contemplating clipless pedals as the next logical step. So after a bit of research and reading this question and it's answers I find myself a bit unconvinced mainly because nothing covers ...