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Okay, so I've had my new bike a week and am still doing rides on my hybrid.. Ugh!<br><br>
I finally was able to get the new pedals. I checked the pedals to the shoes, fine, so I figured it would be easy as pie to just replace the pedals to have a nice clipless practice session in my parking lot today...<br><br>
Pulled out the Road Bike Maintenance book PH sent me, it gave me a hint about the threading, and with that---<br><br>
Left pedal, came off easy as can be. Went ahead and put in the new pedal. Wow, this is easy and I'm doing it all by myself!<br><br>
So, the pedal I thought would be the easier one---<br>
it won't budge. I'm restraining the crank arm and putting all the pressure I'm physically capable of on the wrench...<br><br>
The pedal is sitting there still, stubborn and proud, laughing at my defeat. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Nevermind, I got it. I just had to put on my weight lifting gloves so my poor hands didn't give out in pain before I could put more force down.
 

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What pedal system did you go with?<br><br>
Pretty impressive that you're doing your own maintenance. My bike shop is too helpful so it's easy to just drop it off there.<br><br>
Now, to get used to the new pedals ...
 

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<img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif"> I'm impressed too!!! I went to a ladies' tire change at our local shop and I was definitely the flunky student. What's worse is that because my DH is a good biker, people assume I know stuff about bikes. They talk about cranks, and stuff and I'm <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"> . Then they look like "what a dummy"
 
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