Removing and installing bicycle pedals may seem like a straight forward task, but it holds some pitfalls, especially for inexperienced mechanics, some of which can affect the life of the components and your own safety. To avoid damaging your gear, we demonstrate in three simple steps how to remove your old pedals and safely mount the new ones, using MOTO Urban Pedals as an example.
• Right pedal = normal thread
• Left pedal = left-hand thread (reverse threading direction)
• Mounting side is marked on the axle
In MOTO pedals, a groove on the axle collar identifies the left pedal.
• 15 mm open-end spanner or dedicated pedal spanner
• 8 mm Allen key
• High quality grease
For better understanding and to avoid mistakes, let's go through each step shown in the assembly video in order
Before you start removing your old pedals, it pays to familiarize yourself with your new pedals. Make sure you have the right tools on hand and which pedal is for which side
1.1 Rotate the crank so that you can work in a relaxed manner.
1.2 Engage the tool and rotate it counter-clockwise on the right side and clockwise on the left to undo the old pedals.
Once the pedal is loose, it can be unscrewd with the tool or by hand.
Before installing the new pedals, we recommend cleaning the crank threads of coarse dirt and checking the threads for damage. Apply Grease to the crank and pedal threads to prevent them from seizing or making pedaling noises.
Never use oils or WD40 to lubricate the pedals.
Use a high quality grease. We recommend our MOTO Pedal Grease from the MOTO Refresh Kit.It can also be used to lubricate the bearing surfaces of the MOTO pedals, as it is best suited for both metal-to-metal and plastic-to-metal pairings
If you are unsure, get help from an experienced mechanic or contact your local bike store.
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