Re: [messengers] Seized Pedal Removal> Bueller Bueller?

Date: 8 May 2010 15:06:41 +0200
From: <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

You can also use a hair dryer on the crank and blast a co2 cartridge on the pedal axle. Easier and safer then the torch and you still get the expansion-contraction action with less risk of damage to the metal.
Good luck.

----- Original Message ----- From: "weeb" <weeb@xxxxxxxx>
To: "Mark Loeppky" <leposuction@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <Cowboy49x14@xxxxxxx>; <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [messengers] Seized Pedal Removal> Bueller Bueller?

get some penetrating machine oil, douse, and then use the pipe but whack it gentley with a rubber mallet.

i wouldn't use a blowtorch... too much heat can make metal brittle.

On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 12:04:40PM -0500, Mark Loeppky wrote:
I would suggest soaking the pedals in wd40 or something of the like, from
the back where the releasing agent can pool for a week. then put the cranks in a vice and use a blow torch to heat up the cranks but not the pedals if you can help it. the heat will expand the metal on the crank arm. then you can use a fancy metal bar added to the end of you pedal wrench for leverage. I did this with some pedals seized in to my campy pista cranks and it worked great and no damage occurred to either the pedals or the cranks. good luck

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 6:59 PM, <Cowboy49x14@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> I was contemplating a pedal change-up and when unsuccessful I went to > shop
> and they busted out the Steel pipe for leverage w/o success. I have
> considered the Drill method but my cranks are Campy Record Pista 05' > and
> sadly
> pedals are Campy too. The soles of my feet have a concave groove as do
> several
> pairs of shoes from the groove of the pedals which is why I'm ditching > the
> Campy's.
> Logic would dictate buying new shoes but I've killed 4 pairs not > realising
> that Beavis (moi) needs new pedals ugh ughhh ughhhh huhhh huhhhh huhhhh
> uugghhh >not shoes. Please Enlighten me with your vast and infinite > wisdom > imagination suggestions and anything interesting or worth hearing on > the
> subject>
> even a story with a happy ending:+) Thanks for your ears etc. and > cool
> breeze.....
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