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    Stripped my pedal and can't take it out...

    Pissed off. I just got my shimano clipless setup so I went to install the pedals. Took out the first pedal off the bike on the left side with no problem, then I went to take out the right pedal and stripped it.... Now it's completely rounded out. No way I can take a adjustable pliers because the pedal part itself is round and unfortunately the right leg is the bigger one that goes to the gears for the bike. I tried to take a bigger bit and use some leverage but it kept slipping. Help My only choice that I see is getting a new right leg for the bike.'


    Here's a pic of what I mean. I think I need to buy a new SR SUNTOUR CW13-NEX-T102-PB crankset

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    if you want to save the crank, I'd strip the pedal down to the spindle then weld a bar onto it and remove it. Make sure you are turning it the right way....

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    Bike shop probably take care of that for all of $5 or as suggested above, remove the pedal body and instead of welding, just use a pipe wrench on a non bearing surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epic View Post
    if you want to save the crank, I'd strip the pedal down to the spindle then weld a bar onto it and remove it. Make sure you are turning it the right way....
    That's the best piece of advice I've read on this forum for a while. Especially since I've got a tig welder below my repair bench.

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    you dont have to weld, just take the crankarm off, strip the pedal body down to bare spindle, clamp it in a vise, and make sure you spin in the proper direction. That pedal is a loss anyway.
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    Any vise-grip locking pliers laying around? Seems like plenty of spindle showing to lock down onto.


    Right side pedal is the standard right to tight, left to loose.

    Left side pedal is left to tight, right to loose.
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    Just came back from my trusty auto mechanic. He was able to grind the pedal to give it two nice flat spots and used vice grips to take them out. I added some anti-seize to the new pedals as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solidjake View Post
    Just came back from my trusty auto mechanic. He was able to grind the pedal to give it two nice flat spots and used vice grips to take them out. I added some anti-seize to the new pedals as well.

    Exactly the easiest way to do it, a grinder or dremel, grind two flat sides and start again.
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