- 1 What tools do I need to change bike pedals?
- 2 Do I need a special wrench for bike pedals?
- 3 Are all pedal wrenches the same size?
- 4 What size is a bike pedal nut?
- 5 Is it easy to replace bike pedals?
- 6 Can you remove bike pedals without pedal wrench?
- 7 How do you remove bike pedals without a wrench?
- 8 Are bicycle pedal threads universal?
- 9 Do all pedals fit all cranks?
- 10 Should you grease bike pedals?
- 11 Is 15 mm the same as 9 16?
- 12 Are all bike pedals compatible?
- 13 Are bike pedals left and right?
What tools do I need to change bike pedals?
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.
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).
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 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.
Is it easy to replace bike pedals?
Fortunately, you can easily replace your bike pedals at home using a few simple tools. When you replace your bike pedals, take the time to install the new pedals correctly so you don’t have a hard time taking them off in the future.
Can you remove bike pedals without pedal wrench?
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. If the pedal doesn’t have this, this method, unfortunately, will not work.
How do you remove bike pedals without a 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.
Are bicycle pedal threads universal?
Almost all modern adult bikes have the 9/16” pedal with 20 threads per inch (tpi). This thread size is what you will find on all the big brand mountain bikes and road bikes such as, Trek, Specialized, Giant, and any other big brand out there.
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).
Should you grease bike pedals?
Before screwing in the pedals, you need to grease them. If you have a titanium axle do not use grease, but instead use a titanium installation paste. Grease is water resistant and helps protect the treads of the pedal and crank from corrosion. When it’s time to change pedals again, you’ll be happy you greased them.
Is 15 mm the same as 9 16?
14mm = almost 9/16 inch. 15mm = almost 19/32 inch. 16mm = 5/8 inch. 19mm = 3/4 inch.
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).
Are bike pedals left and right?
It is often necessary to remove pedals to pack a bike for shipment. The right side pedal has a right-hand thread (removes counterclockwise, installs clockwise). The left side pedal has a left-hand thread (removes clockwise, installs counterclockwise). Many pedals are stamped “L” and “R” for left and right.