How To Change Bike Pedals
Learning how to change bike pedals is an easy way to improve your biking mechanical skills. Bike pedals are simple to change and should be a task all bikers can accomplish. Learning to change bike pedals takes little effort but can save considerable amount of money. Maintenance techniques can be expensive and changing bike pedals is no different. This article will walk you through the elementary process to change bike pedals. Learn this process and you will be changing your bike pedals in no time.
Biking is a great sport and a fantastic way to stay in shape. It can be a solitary sport, giving the rider time to reflect. Or, it can be a sport with company. Either way it is a fabulous way to spend some down time. Learning to care for your bike to include simple maintenance is a great way to save money and become more in tune with the sport.
Things you will need for this maintenance:
- Adjustable wrench
- Set your bike up. You can either lay the bike down or stand it up. Leaving the bike upward is the easiest way to perform this task. Using the adjustable wrench, loosen the pedal nut at the base of the pedal.
- With your fingers complete the removal of the nut from the pedal. The pedal will slide off the stem, set it aside. Do the same on the other side. Take this opportunity to clean the pedal stem.
- Place the first of the two pedals on the stem. Use your finger to tighten the nut. Then use the wrench to tighten the nut. Do the same with the second pedal and complete the replacement. Take the bike for a non-intrusive ride to make sure the pedals are properly seated.