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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Road cyclist keeps popping out of speedplay pedals

I've been riding for years and suddenly I've developed a problem with my right foot involuntarily popping out of my speedplay pedals. New shoes/cleats and new pedals did not help. I've even been ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Indoor cyclist keeps popping out of clips

I bought a pair of Shimano indoor cycling shoes with two hole cleats to wear during my spin classes. Unfortunately, during my classes, I snap out of the clips. I know part of it must be my form but ...
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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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How to properly thread (textile) pedal straps

Is there a "correct" way to thread (textile) pedal straps for use with toe clips? In the photo above, I threaded the strap in the "opposite" direction to that of how Sheldon Brown threaded leather ...
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What is the safest type of pedal for all-weather city cycling?

I've been commuting by bike for many years on different types of strapless platform pedal and have always been nervous about clip-in pedals. Excluding any accidents caused by getting used to a new ...
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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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How to remove pedal bolt with round, smooth head

I'm trying to take the reflector off of some old French track pedals but can't remove one of the bolts holding the reflector on because the bolt holding the reflector onto the pedal rotates with its ...
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What are the advantages/Disadvantages to clip and clipless pedals? [duplicate]

I`m fairly new to the sport and I see the people in my town half have clips and the other clipless pedals. Is there any advantage to using clipless competitively or recreationally?
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What are "M14/125" pedals?

While looking for replacement pedals for my old French bike, I've come across products which are labelled as having thread size "M14/125". Does this denote the "traditional French" threading of 14*1....
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Why are my pedals not in the correct position

Why are my pedals not in the correct position? one is up the other is pointed forward. they should be 1 up and 1 down. Huffy Rock Creek Shimano
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How to install bicycle pedals without a notch on the spindle?

I bought a pair of bicycle pedals that to my surprise had no notches on the pedal spindle to use when tightening them. I managed to screw them in by hand, but they are not quite tight since I can't ...
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Can't identify pedals or find cleats

These pedals were on a used bike I purchased a year ago or so. I just switched them out for some old pedals I had because I didn't have cleats or shoes. Now I want to buy cleats and shoes, but I ...
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Need Help IDing SPD Pedal

Anyone know who makes these and which model it is? In the middle of the pedal I can kind of make out "C (possibly, not 100% sure)" "ARV" "E (also not 100% sure, just guessing)".
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Choosing a road pedal system - Focus on durability

What road pedal system can you recommend? They should be durable (pedal and cleats), have no tendency to fail hazardously and work well (a bit of float, support against rotation around the forward ...
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Pedal on exercise bike fell off, not going back on

My pedal came off my exercise bike/cross trainer. I have tried putting it back on, but the big screw will only go in so far. It is turning twice then getting stuck. Can anyone tell me what I need to ...
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Is the balancing easier on big cycles after the kid learns to ride pedal less bicycle?

Is the balancing easier on big cycles after the kid learns to ride pedal less bicycle? Kid is 2 years 8 months old. Is this a correct age to go for such a cycle?
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Pedals won't turn normally following strange noises

My bike suddenly started creaking and squeaking very loud, and moreso the more pressure I put on the pedals. Then the pedals got stickier and harder to turn until I couldn't turn them at all. This was ...
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Why am I getting no power when I pedal?

Yesterday when I was biking my mountain bike on level paved path, I would pedal but get no power to the wheel. To use a car analogy, it was as if I had the clutch in and was apply gas. It seemed to ...
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Are pedal washers necessary on a carbon crankset?

I'm wondering if pedal washers are necessary, or even recommended, when riding with a carbon crank, in order to avoid damage to one's crank arms? The main reason I ask is because I prefer to ride ...
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My pedals are forced forward when the back-pedal brake is on

I have to backpedal in order to brake. But when I do this, it works for about 3 seconds and then there's some kind of noise and my pedals start going on their own. The momentum of my back tire would ...
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Bike creaking (possibly pedals?)

When I pedal fairly hard there is a creak coming from the bottom of the bike. I have read several other questions which talk about a similar thing however my situation is slightly different: The ...
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Delta compatible shoes and KEO pedals

I am planning to by these cycling shoes which claims "Restriction of use:Only compatible with Delta Pedals and Cleats". Reading up about Delta and Keo I understand that Keo pedals and Delta cleats ...
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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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Carbon crank with loose pedal thread

I have a FSA Carbon crank where the thread/bolt for my pedal has become lose and wobbles. In all fairness the crank has has 20,000KM on it. Can it be repaired, can I replace just the crank, or do I ...
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Bicycle is harder to pedal when standing

From a few days now, when trying to pedal standing, my pedals become very rigid and it sounds like if the brakes are dragging. If I sit down again, the noise goes away and it's easy to pedal again. In ...
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Pedal thread gone SRAM 150/100 chainset - what can be done?

I recently bought an Eastway FB3.0 road bike (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/eastway-fb30-2014/) for commuting and the pedal thread has gone on the right hand pedal. Am I right in thinking the only solution ...
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SPD-SL pedals uneven wear

I have been riding my road bike for about 10k km on those pedals (shimano ultegra spd-sl) and it just so happened that the left one is now worn much more than the right one (check out photos). You ...
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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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Shimano Pedals M520

I recently replaced an old pair of Tioga clipless pedals with a new pair of Shimano M520 pedals. Compared to my old pedals, the Shimano pedals have much more side to side play in them. Is there an ...

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