Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby danose on Tue 8/Sep/09 4:08pm

shmoodiver wrote:cranke bros pedals seized into cranks, have tried some heat... any other suggestions?


ditch the allen key for a proper driver on a breaker bar, then don safety glasses and be brave (something will give - hopefully the pedal, but flying bits of driver is a possibility)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mr_Bob on Tue 8/Sep/09 4:13pm

shmoodiver wrote:cranke bros pedals seized into cranks, have tried some heat... any other suggestions?

take crank arm off, heat, few drops of oil in the threads overnight, should come off pretty easily
Or..., a long leverage bar as suggested
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby phunk on Tue 8/Sep/09 4:23pm

shmoodiver wrote:cranke bros pedals seized into cranks, have tried some heat... any other suggestions?

Turning it the right way?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Colin on Tue 8/Sep/09 4:28pm

Impact driver
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby onyabike on Tue 8/Sep/09 4:40pm

Colin wrote:Impact driver


big hammers - i luv em!
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby MattV on Tue 8/Sep/09 4:43pm

shmoodiver wrote:cranke bros pedals seized into cranks, have tried some heat... any other suggestions?



I had that trouble yesterday removing/fitting some pedals on a friends bike.


In the end I got a small adjustable spanner, tightened it firmly on the flat, and smacked the spanner with a hammer. Took about 6 solid hits, but they came off in the end.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 8/Sep/09 5:08pm

yeah no flats and pedals have been installed for a couple of years with 0 maintenance.

oh and p hunk yeah i'm turning them the right way.

will hit them with the powerbar tomorrow
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby phunk on Tue 8/Sep/09 5:13pm

On that note, do people install pedals with grease on the threads?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Colin on Tue 8/Sep/09 5:15pm

phunk wrote:On that note, do people install pedals with grease on the threads?

I use oil Oli
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Conners on Tue 8/Sep/09 5:16pm

phunk wrote:On that note, do people install pedals with grease on the threads?

I know I do. But I'm a injaneer not a mechanic, so you're probalby not meant to ;)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 8/Sep/09 5:18pm

i don't know of any thread that doesn't need grease
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 8/Sep/09 7:55pm

shmoodiver wrote:yeah no flats and pedals have been installed for a couple of years with 0 maintenance.

oh and p hunk yeah i'm turning them the right way.

will hit them with the powerbar tomorrow


I have had this with CBs a few times, there is something with there thread cutting on those pedals. I put the bike upside down and get a willing helper hold it. Use a park allen key and rest it against the back tyre so you can lean a bit on the tyre. Put a bar on the key to increase mechanical advantage and go for it. Make sure you have the chain on the big ring to. When it cracks it will go off like a gun. If you have a power bar thats fine but leaning against the tyre does help stabilize as it needs a stack of torque to crack em. HTH. :)

Be careful not to slip it will fucking hurt.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 8/Sep/09 7:57pm

phunk wrote:On that note, do people install pedals with grease on the threads?


All treads should have a thread prep of some type on them. Ether grease, anti seize or loctite. For pedals its anti seize.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Tue 8/Sep/09 8:02pm

Or grease.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Tue 8/Sep/09 8:06pm

I grease everything


(that's what she said)

loctite is for people who cant torque things properly
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