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    Crank Brothers Candy - what is up with no pedal wrench option?

    Why do Crank Brothers Candys not have pedal wrench detents? I hate using a hex wrench for putting them on or off. Their 5050 offering is able to use a pedal wrench so I know they can do it if they wanted ...

    Is there something I don't know that is bad about pedal wrenches? It takes me twice as long to do the hex wrench method, and easy on the one side to push your hand right into the chainrings if bike is upside down.

    I know this isn't terribly important or wisdom-revealing. But I find it really annoying.

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    if hex wrenches are taking you longer, you're doing it wrong methinks
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Many pedals come this way and have for years...I actually prefer the hex over a pedal wrench. A long ratchet and a 6mm bit makes it no problem at all and less chance of slipping.

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    Hmmm... I put it in and turn?

    I like the leverage of an almost 2-foot long pedal wrench. I'll see if I can get a 'standard' way of holding the bike and angles and whatnot that makes it easier. I probably don't have the bike itself in the right place.

    I do have a 4+ inch hex from sears, I assume that is what you mean by long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightMiner
    Hmmm... I put it in and turn?

    I like the leverage of an almost 2-foot long pedal wrench. I'll see if I can get a 'standard' way of holding the bike and angles and whatnot that makes it easier. I probably don't have the bike itself in the right place.

    I do have a 4+ inch hex from sears, I assume that is what you mean by long?
    Once you break the bind, you can spin the allen (hex) wrench between your fingers and ZIP!, the pedal is out. - You cant do that with a pedal wrench.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Yeah, with a pedal wrench I used the 'spin the pedals' method, so after the initial tension was gone, I just spun the peals around a bit holding the pedal wrench sort of in one place (really at one angle) and the thing would come off pretty quick. But, agreed, if you have to hand-spin a pedal wrench around and around, spinning a hex in your fingers is much, much better.

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    I know what you mean by spin the pedals (cranks) method - I do the same for my non-allen pedals.
    The allen wrench is still faster by like 3, maybe 4 seconds
    If you want, I'll race you sometime.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightMiner
    I do have a 4+ inch hex from sears, I assume that is what you mean by long?
    No...a long ratchet looks like this


    And hex bit sockets look like this

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    i like the hex alot more. very easy and seems less prone to stripping the threads.

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    if you need a 2ft wrench to get you pedals off you need some grease and lower torque pedals do not need to be that tight

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