- Stubborn pedal.
The pedal on my city rat bike is creaking like mad.
It’s lived outside for four years and the chain gets a dab of thick oil every now and then.
One of the pedals has started creaking like crazy (at least I think its the pedal might be the crank/BB) and it’s annoying.
Tried to remove pedal last week, but no luck. Squirmed some penetrating oil all over it and left it.
Tried again just now and have snapped a spanner and an allen key.
Anything else I can try?Posted 1 year agohols2Member
I’ve always found proper pedal spanners are much better than regular spanners. If you can fit a big adjustable spanner in there and wind it closed good and tight, they have much stronger jaws so are less likely to round it off (this does not apply to small adjustable spanners, only big ones with heavy jaws). If you try using a hex wrench, a 1/2 inch drive powerbar with a hex bit on the end is much better than a regular Allen key because it won’t flex as much.Posted 1 year ago
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