- 1 Are all pedal wrenches the same size?
- 2 What size wrench Do I need to remove pedals?
- 3 What size is a bike pedal nut?
- 4 Do I need a special wrench for bike pedals?
- 5 Do all pedals fit all cranks?
- 6 Can I use a regular wrench instead of a pedal wrench?
- 7 How do you remove pedals without a pedal wrench?
- 8 How do you take pedals off a bike without a wrench?
- 9 How do I know my bike pedal size?
- 10 Are all bike pedals universal?
- 11 Are all bike pedals compatible?
- 12 What can I use instead of a cone wrench?
- 13 How do I take the pedal crank off my bike?
Are all pedal wrenches the same size?
To tighten and remove pedals, the axles have either spanner flats, sockets for a hex key, or both. The flats on almost all modern pedals take a 15mm spanner, though many pedal spanners also have a 9/16-inch jaw for older pedals.
What size wrench Do I need to remove pedals?
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. The pedal thread direction has not changed, but the appearance of the wrench turning “clockwise” or “counter-clockwise” will appear different.
What size is a bike pedal nut?
Bicycle pedals are commonly a 9/16″ x 20 threads per inch. The inside diameter of the internal thread (the “nut”) must be smaller. Measured in millimeters, the OD of the pedal is typically 14.2mm. For cranks the internal thread is nominally 13mm.
Do I need a special wrench for bike pedals?
Most pedals (like our reliable Thump flat pedals) require a pedal wrench, which is a long, thin tool specifically designed to fit the external spindle flats between the pedal and the crank leg (fig. 3).
Do all pedals fit all cranks?
Most pedals have 9/16″ x 20 tpi threads. Pedals for one-piece cranks are 1/2″ x 20 tpi. Older French bicycles used a 14 mm x 1.25 mm thread, but these are quite rare. French-threaded pedals are commonly labeled “D” and G” (French for “droite” and”gauche” (right and left).
Can I use a regular wrench instead of a pedal wrench?
Determine Your Pedal’s Size Since you don’t have a pedal wrench, typically, your standard 15 mm open-end wrench will do the trick just as easily. Once you’ve located the flat wrench spindle next to the bike pedal, it’s time to get to work.
How do you remove pedals without a pedal wrench?
How To Remove Bike Pedals Without Pedal Wrench
- Step 1: Position the bike accordingly.
- Step 2: Insert the spanner where it is to belong.
- Step 3: Rotate the spanner in the anti-clockwise direction.
- Step 4: Free the Pedal.
- Step 5: Turn the bicycle around.
- Step 6: Rotate the crank arm.
- Step 7: Position the spanner accordingly.
How do you take pedals off a bike without a wrench?
How to remove bike pedals without a pedal wrench? (How to Take Off Bike Pedals Without a Pedal Wrench?)
- Make Sure Your Bike Is Stable.
- Get Your Pedals Into A Comfortable Position.
- Use A 15mm Spanner Or an Adjustable Wrench On The Pedal Spindle.
- Rotate Each Pedal spindle in the correct direction.
How do I know my bike pedal size?
Check the Cranks on the Bike If your cranks are made up of three separate sections, two separate crank arms and the spindle that goes through the frame then your pedals will be size 9/16” x 20 tpi.
Are all bike pedals universal?
Yes, pedals are universal for mountain bikes. But this depends on the type of crankset you have. A 1-piece crankset uses 1/2′ inch in diameter pedals. Two piece and three piece cranksets use a 9/16′ inch in diameter pedals.
Are all bike pedals compatible?
First things first, the good news is that 98% of the pedals you can buy today are interchangeable with standard bicycle cranks. They prety much all use the 9/16″ x 20 tpi (threads per inch).
What can I use instead of a cone wrench?
In most cases, a standard open-end or adjustable wrench can be used for cone locknuts, but the cones themselves can be adjusted only with a cone wrench, because of narrow flats and close clearances. Cone wrenches usually come in 13 x 14-millimeter, 15 x 16-millimeter, and 17 x 18-millimeter sizes.
How do I take the pedal crank off my bike?
Use a 15mm wrench to loosen the left pedal from the bike. Then, hold the left pedal and rotate the crank arm to completely detach it from the bike. Both pedals should now be completely removed. If you’re standing on the right, or drive side, of the bike, rotate the crank arm clockwise.