How to Remove a Shimano Pedal

Written by russell wood
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Competitive bicyclists have many different methods of gaining an advantage when riding, and one of them is a pair of pedals. Special pedals mounted on your bicycle can click into special receivers on your shoes, which lock you and the bicycle together. This makes it less likely that your foot will slip off of a pedal in competition. Shimano makes some of these pedals, which are popular among bicyclists. If you ever need to change your pedals, you'll have to remove the old ones, which can be done in just a few minutes.

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Things you need

  • 8mm hex-head tool

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  1. 1

    Park the bicycle in a shaded area, and place yourself where you can easily access the pedals. If necessary, turn the bicycle over so it is resting on the handlebars and seat.

  2. 2

    Place the hex-head tool in the hex-head bolt on the opposite side of the pedal on the crank arm.

  3. 3

    Turn the key counter clockwise on the right pedal to remove the bolt, or clockwise on the left side pedal. Then slide the pedal out of the crank arm.

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