Bike shop told me to use thread lock on pedals


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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 @


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


Legendary Member
I use a bit of this on the threads when I need to remove/replace the pedals.
Does the trick.

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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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!

Gerry Attrick

Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant
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.
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.
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