What’s the best tool to remove bike pedals?
- A typical hex wrench will be 6mm or 8mm. This tool is ideal to use for pedals with short spindle and disc brakes. However, it might not work effectively with stubborn pedals. The subsequent removal tool that you should use is an Allen key. This tool will help you tighten and loosen the bike pedals in seconds.
- 1 Can you use a regular wrench to remove bike pedals?
- 2 What size wrench do I need for a bicycle pedal?
- 3 How do you remove stuck bike pedals with an Allen wrench?
- 4 Is a pedal wrench necessary?
- 5 How do I take my bike pedals off?
- 6 Do you need a torque wrench to install pedals?
- 7 What tool do I need to change bike pedals?
- 8 How do you get a stuck Allen key pedal out?
Can you use a regular wrench to remove bike pedals?
Since you don’t have a pedal wrench, typically, your standard 15 mm open-end wrench will do the trick just as easily. From there, take a look at the pedal and ensure that it has a wrench flat on the spindle for your wrench to attach to.
What size wrench do I need for a bicycle pedal?
Some model and makes of pedal do not use a pedal wrench flat. These pedals will typically have a 8mm hex fitting in the back side of the pedal thread. Use an 8mm hex wrench in this fitting to remove and secure the pedals. When turning the pedals, keep in mind the wrench is on the back side of the pedal.
How do you remove stuck bike pedals with an Allen wrench?
With the crank angled back toward the tire, but not overlapping with it, you can insert an Allen wrench into the spindle so that it sits horizontally. Regardless of which side we’re talking about, pushing down on the wrench will loosen the pedal.
Is a pedal wrench necessary?
You don’t need a special pedal wrench. But no, you likely won’t find a suitable one at the hardware store. The flats on most pedals are thinner than the width of common 15mm open end wrenches. If you find one that’s real thin, it may work.
How do I take my bike pedals off?
At a Glance:
- Use a pedal wrench or hex key to unscrew the pedals from the crank arms. Right pedals loosen by turning counter-clockwise, left pedals loosen clockwise.
- Apply bike grease to the new pedals and screw them in at an even 90 degree angle.
- Screw in until each pedal is fully inserted and tight; then hit the road!
Do you need a torque wrench to install pedals?
Yeah, pedals should be tighter than just “hand tight” and you don’t need a torque wrench.
What tool do I need to change bike pedals?
Tools needed Depending what pedals you use, you’ll either need a 15mm open-ended wrench (pedal spanner), a 6mm Allen key, or an 8mm Allen key. Whatever the required tool, a long-handled version of it will mean extra leverage for extra security and easier removal.
How do you get a stuck Allen key pedal out?
If you can’t get it off by hand 1) put your bike on the ground (not a stand) 2) put the pedal in a low-forward position 3) put the wrench on it with the handle facing back 4) stand on the handle of the wrench. Just hang onto something because it might break free and you’ll suddenly drop a few inches.