Is the pedal toast? Are you rounding off hex keys or the hex socket in the pedal?English Bob said:Hi,
Obviously, I must of forgotten to put in enough grease. i can't get my pedal out. The pedal doesn't have an axel that allows a spanner to be used, it's a #6 allen key/hex wrench only and I've rounded off several already, even with a long metal pipe on the allen key/hex wrench for extra leverage. I've tried soaking in WD40 for a week with no luck. I am tying to undo in the right direction.
I was wondering about putting the crank in my freezer to see if the alu crank would contract a but to help loosen it from the axel. I would think heating it would cause the alu to expand, making the seal even tighter.
Any other ideas before I take a dremel to destroy the crank!
i am never going to buy another pedal that doesn't have wrench slot on the axel!
If you're rounding keys, then you may be using the wrong size key or keys made of cheap material. Try getting a good quality hardened hex key.
Try the freezer. Can't hurt.
If you have to destroy something, which is more expensive, the pedals or crank?