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What size wrench Do I need to remove bike pedals?
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.
Do I need a special wrench to change 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?
Pedal wrench flats are typically 15mm in size. 9/16″ (~14.3mm) is somewhat common on older pedals. 17mm and other sizes have been used, but you aren’t very likely to encounter them.
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.
Can you use regular wrench for pedals?
Normal 15 mm wrench works for all mine 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. Another option for occasional use is a 15mm cone wrench, which is plenty thin enough, actually too thin for good durabilty.
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.
What torque should your pedals be?
most manufacturers prescribe around 30 foot-pounds of torque on their pedals, which should make you strain your arm just a bit.
Will any pedals fit my bike?
Pedals are universal as long as the thread is the right size for the crank that you have on your bike. The 9/16 20 TPI size is pretty much standardised on adult bikes in the industry now, meaning there are just the two main threads as previously mentioned.
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.