- 1 What size wrench do you need for bicycle pedals?
- 2 Can you use a regular wrench to remove bike pedals?
- 3 What tool do I need to remove bike pedals?
- 4 What size is a bike pedal screw?
- 5 Can you change pedals without pedal wrench?
- 6 How tight should pedals be?
- 7 How do I know my bike pedal size?
- 8 Are all bicycle pedals the same size?
- 9 Do all pedals fit all cranks?
What size wrench do you need for bicycle pedals?
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.
Can you use a regular wrench to remove bike pedals?
Depending on what pedals you have, you might be able to use a regular combination wrench instead (most pedals are 15mm). Note that some pedals are installed and removed with an Allen wrench (photo). You’ll need one with a long handle. You also must remove the pedals when you ship your bicycle in a bike box.
What tool do I need to remove bike pedals?
Use a pedal wrench or hex key to unscrew the pedals from the crank arms. Right pedals loosen by turning counter-clockwise, left pedals loosen clockwise. Apply bike grease to the new pedals and screw them in at an even 90 degree angle.
What size is a bike pedal screw?
Bicycle pedals are commonly a 9/16″ x 20 threads per inch. The inside diameter of the internal thread (the “nut”) must be smaller. Measured in millimeters, the OD of the pedal is typically 14.2mm. For cranks the internal thread is nominally 13mm.
Can you change pedals without pedal wrench?
Since you don’t have a pedal wrench, typically, your standard 15 mm open-end wrench will do the trick just as easily. Older mountain bikes or even some road bikes have pedals that simply do not have wrench flats that are compatible with your standard 15 mm, and need an 8 mm Allen bit instead.
How tight should pedals be?
Always be sure to double check that the pedals are tight. They should be firmly snug but don’t have to be herculean tight. Losing a pedal is a recipe for crashing and a loose pedal can damage your crank arm threads beyond repair. Installing pedals is easy when you know what to do.
How do I know my bike pedal size?
Check the Cranks on the Bike If your cranks are made up of three separate sections, two separate crank arms and the spindle that goes through the frame then your pedals will be size 9/16” x 20 tpi.
Are all bicycle pedals the same size?
Most pedals have 9/16″ x 20 tpi threads. Pedals for one-piece cranks are 1/2″ x 20 tpi. Older French bicycles used a 14 mm x 1.25 mm thread, but these are quite rare. Look if the manual of your bike or the crank arm specifies the size, or if the size might be stamped on the existing pedal.
Do all pedals fit all cranks?
Are All Mountain Bike Pedals the Same Thread Size This answer is very simple, Yes. The TPI or threads per inch is 20 for both the 9/16′ inch diameter pedals and the 1/2′ inch diameter pedals. This is the same for all cranksets no matter how many pieces.