When you’re looking for how to remove stuck bike pedals, you may be tempted to just give up. However, you should never give up hope. There is a way to get your pedals unstuck and get back on your bicycle. In this article, we’ll discuss how you can use WD40 on bike pedals without a pedal wrench?
You may ask why would you want to remove pedals without a pedal? A number of reasons could be, for one thing, that when you go mountain biking, you will often need to stop and pedal in between rides, so you might have a problem with your pedals. On the other hand, sometimes the bike pedal especially if you’ve got an older bike is stuck in a position that makes it impossible to get them out. Finally, you might end up getting to the professionals before you give up and opt for the professional’s help.
WD40 is a common ingredient in some lubricants. Many people use it as a lubricant on their bikes. The product does work well at lubricating the friction surfaces between your pedals and the frame of the bike. This is especially true if you happen to have a lot of friction between your feet and the pedals. It’s also used by most mechanics to lubricate things like brake pads or engine parts.
So, what’s the problem with having the pedal stuck in one place? If the pedal is stuck in the right place, you can actually turn it upside down and wiggle it around until it comes loose. You may be able to wiggle it enough so that it will move, but this isn’t usually a good idea. You can use a screwdriver to turn the wrench… and you can turn your foot instead.
If you can’t get the pedal to move, you may need to take it apart. First, make sure that you don’t have any foreign objects in the way of the bolt that holds it to the pedal. If you do, try using a wrench to unseat it. If the wrench doesn’t loosen it, then you may have to remove a nut or a lug nut and try pulling the pedal itself. Another option is to try unscrewing the pedal from the frame.
If you find that none of these methods loosens the pedal, try using the wrench again. However, you should be cautious when you do this; you don’t want to bend the threads on the pedal.
If none of these methods works, you can use WD40 to loosen the pedal. If you have WD40 in your garage, or if you have an automotive shop nearby, use it to break the pedal loose.
Once the pedal has been removed, you’ll need to reapply the WD40. Start with the top surface of the pedal, working in a clockwise motion to coat it in WD40. Then apply it to the lower surface of the pedal, working in a counterclockwise direction to coat it in WD40. Apply as much WD40 as you can stand it with. Make sure that the whole surface of the pedal is coated, and be careful not to apply too much.
After this is done, you should take the pedal apart to reassemble it and re-install it. This is best done by hand. To remove the nuts that hold the pedal in place, take your hands and turn the pedal with them until you can unscrew them all and put them back in the pedal.
Before reinstalling the pedal, make sure to lubricate the pedal with WD40. If you find that it’s dry, run a rag over it and wipe off any excess lubricant, before putting back into the pedal assembly.
Once you’ve completed all of this, you’re ready to use the pedal. To get it to start, simply drive it, starting at the bottom, under the footrest to see if it starts moving.