Bike shop told me to use thread lock on pedals

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Alembicbassman, 14 Apr 2010.

  1. michaelrmgreen

    michaelrmgreen New Member

  2. drolandrew

    drolandrew New Member

    Problem is people don't understand thread locks there are so many out there different strengths etc the best ones i have i got them from work as the guys there swear by them - these are t-locks which consist of three types basically tlock1 (nothing will come apart be warned!) through to 2 and 3 - 3 gentle great capillary action and a gentle break info can be find @
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Never bothered with any threadlock - TBH I always ensure threads are greased or coppaslipped !
  4. the snail

    the snail Veteran

    +1 Broke my spanner trying to get a friend's pedals off :sad:
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    I've had a bit of spanner hit me in the face while trying to get one of mine off once. I'm fairly sure I was trying to get it to turn the right way.

    I read something ages ago by Mr Paul about only doing them up finger tight, which depends on your fingers but I've not snapped a spanner since. And greased them occasionally.
  6. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    only if you or anybody else never wants to remove the pedals
  7. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I can think of no legitimate use for thread lock on a cycle.
  8. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    I use a bit of this on the threads when I need to remove/replace the pedals.
    Does the trick.
  9. Sleeping Menace

    Sleeping Menace New Member

    definetely just a little bit of grease. Don't use any kind of a thread-locker or you'll hate yourself later.
    I have some 'White Lightning' white grease in my toolbox for just such occasions.. never had any problem with them loosening, nor have they ever been a problem to remove.


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  10. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Use spring washers under the screws. You may regret using thread lock when you come to removing the cage fasteners.
  11. Davidc

    Davidc Guru

    Somerset UK
    I would just never ever go near that bike shop again.

    It's bad advice, there's no need to even tighten pedals beyond finger tight, they tighten in use, that's why the L and R ones have opposite threads, so both sides tend to tighten in use. What's needed is grease to stop them being too tight to get off!
  12. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    that's bad advice from the bike shop. as said the thread is reversed so you don't undo them while pedalling.
  13. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Nr Cambridge
    I suggest you start talking to a lot of bike & bike component manufactures then because pre-applied thread-lock is found all over the place.
  14. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Yes it is. The reason I suggest, is to fend off spurious litigation from clowns who claim to have had accidents because something fell off. Like I said, I can think of no legitimate reason why threadlock should be used on any cycle component.
  15. mcshroom

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Egremont, Cumbria
    I haven't found any threadlock on my bikes yet.

    I tend to put a tiny amount of Vaseline on the threads before putting the pedals on. It seems to work well enough.
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