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I went to the LBS to get my pedals put on the bike and they had gone out of business. They at least could have said something last week so i could have brought my bike in sooner. Went home looked in phone book found the new LBS and went and had them put the pedals on.But they wouldn't put the cleats on so i learned how to do that today. It wasnt't really that hard.
 

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for a lot of pedlas, you can just use any old 15mm wrench, or sometimes you need to buy a pedal wrench. the left side has a reverse thread. Bicycle retail is a tough business, sorry to hear about your locel shop
 

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Keep your eyes open and you might find a 15mm wrench when you’re out on a ride, or running. I have sets of wrenches on a peg board at my workbench but I also have a coffee can of odd wrenches and screw drivers I’ve acquired. I have three extra 15mm (Craftsman) wrenches that I’ve found on the roadside. The only thing I can figure is that other cyclists take a 15mm along on rides and then end up loosing them. I like using a regular Craftsman wrench instead of a pedal wrench. I have two pedal wrenches, a <i>Park Tool</i> and a <i>Spin Doctor</i>, but the jaws on them don’t hold up so I use the Craftsman. The only problem is that on some pedals the jaws of 15mm Craftsman are just a little be too thick.<br><br>
I always have to stop and think about the reverse threads. I just remember that both pedals rotate toward the rear wheel to come off.<br><br>
Dan
 

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I had a cheapo pedal wrench and tried for 20 minutes to get my pedals off an old bike (yes I checked the thread direction). Got a shop grade one and done in 20 seconds. I guess somethings are worth the extra few bucks.<br><br>
Good luck with the new LBS.
 

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Eric,<br>
I feel your pain. My LBS (well, kind of local - it's 20 km down the highway from the town where we live) just announced that their moving another 40 minutes north, so they would be about an hours drive to get to. Thus, there is nothing within a half-hour of our house. The crappy part was that we really tried to support him and his shop as best we could. Bought my wife's bike there, along with the pedals and shoes. I bought all my tools and stuff there, along with a Polar HRM for a decent sum. Oh well. Like JR says, it's a really tough business. Good luck with your new place.
 

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get yourself some penetrating oil when the pedals get stuck. put some grease or anti seize on the threads (i think the later as its a bimetal joint) and they should come off ok next time around. use the antiseize on your metal seatpost too, unless a carbon fiber bike.
 
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