Re: [CR]Removing a stuck left hand pedal in Williams chromed crank


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Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 22:49:46 -0400
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Removing a stuck left hand pedal in Williams chromed crank
In-Reply-To: <010f01c8b955$adaeec60$0300a8c0@ourlaptop>


At 10:11 PM 18/05/2008 -0400, Paul Williams wrote:
>Any ideas for loosening a stuck rat-trap pedal froma left hand 1960s
>Williams chromed crank? Came that way! Want to use the cranks but the
>pedals are junk.

I assume you've tried a pedal wrench. These are usually longer-than-normal, thin, 9/16" wrenches, that require a sharp rap with a hammer to loosen the thread. If the pedal is junk, disassemble it from the spindle and clamp the spindle in a large bench vise and try turning the crank with a big pipe. If it doesn't want to budge and the crank might bend, heat and quench the spindle a couple of times to loosen the threads. (You know, of course, that the LH pedal gas a LH thread.)

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada