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    New question here. Newbie installing new pedals (Kona Wah Wah)

    Hey y'all -

    I just picked up some new Kona Wah Wah pedals for a 1999 Marin Nail Trail I took out of the garage -

    QUESTION: The pedal arms are round (?) - and not octagonal like the ones I'm used to - how do I install these even if I get a pedal wrench? Am I missing something here? While I'm at it they don't 'spin' it appears like the stock ones do on the bike - is this normal?

    Thanks !

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    I'm not familiar with those pedals, but many pedals can be installed with a hex wrench through the hole in the crank arm.

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    they might be like my mallets and have a hex key insert at the end of the threads???
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    Yeah, get an Allen wrench and look at the pedals from behind the crank arm. You'll see where to insert the wrench. Whatever you do, don't get a wrench or vice grip and grab onto that spindle.

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    Guys - This is great - totally solved my problem ( ! ) -

    One more question - what type of lube should I use - basic lube?

    Thanks again -

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    Teflon based grease works well.

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    I just use the 3$ 16 oz. container of "Multi-Purpose EP Wheel Bearing And Chassis Grease" that I get from the local Napa auto parts store. It's what we use at the shop, and it works great. I think automotive ball bearing grease is your best bet.

    I'm probably not the best authority on this though; my experience with different greases is very limited. snaky69 probably [definitely] knows what he's talking about more than I do...

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