ASC1951 said:You can go for various heating and cooling techniques - cranks are usually aluminium and pedal axles steel - but I must say I never found that very effective.
You're always onto a loser doing that, look up the required direction before hefting away at a gert big spanner possibly the wrong wayBond said:I want to put new pedals on my dawes giro 400 but the pedals will not budge when I am trying to take them off. I tried Both pedals and both directions but nothing. Can anybody suggest ways I can try that I haven't thought of?
That's definately correct.02GF74 said:pretty sure the RH is RH trhead and LH is LH thread (opposite to BB). no doubt someone wil quote Sheldon Brown to confirm.
I find taking the cranks off and putting them in a soft jawed vice is the best way, and use an allen key like this,02GF74 said:Pedal spindles can be a bugger to undo - you need spanner and if your spindle has it, an allen key from the other side, then a big lever to turn them. Often the seize big time but should be undoable. Try penetrating fluid .e.g plusGas from both sides of the spindlem having cleaned them to lalow the fluid to penetrate.
Heat may help too.
BigSteev said:Not if your bike has left hand drive.