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Seized Look pedal

Postby gjcknocker » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:04 pm

As per title, I decided to swap my pedals around between my two bikes, unfortunately one of my Look Keo max2 pedals appears to be seized.Its the non drive side and according to the literature it should loosen anti-clockwise...but isn't. Any help appreciated otherwise I'll leave the pedals where they are.
Gerry

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greentea
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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby greentea » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:16 pm

First, spray some WD40 on it and leave overnight. Then put a spanner on it and tap the spanner with a small hammer, this should unlock it. Dont try and push the spanner with your hands, if its locked up you wont do it, you need a bit more force.

Once you get it off, always put a a piece of PTFE white tape (the stuff plumbers use) around the thread of the pedal before screwing a new pedal back in. The tape stops pedals from locking up and protects the thread from wear and water.

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby keef66 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:24 pm

Non drive side pedals unscrew clockwise.

(unless you're looking at it from the other side of the bike)

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby greentea » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:30 pm

keef66 wrote:Non drive side pedals unscrew clockwise.

(unless you're looking at it from the other side of the bike)



+1 yes i forgot to mention that!

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby Bozman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 16:05 pm

Allen key and a bit of pipe/conduit to give it leverage, unless it doesn't have an Allen key fit.

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby gjcknocker » Fri Oct 05, 2012 17:06 pm

Thanks guys, at least now I'm pulling in the right direction. Soaking in WD40 overnight and will have a go tomorrow.
Must borrow a piece of piping from someone!
Cheers, Gerry

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby gjcknocker » Sat Oct 06, 2012 08:05 am

Hasn't worked....off to the local bike shop....50 mile round trip!

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby gjcknocker » Tue Oct 23, 2012 14:03 pm

The lbs unable to free Look pedal without doing damage to himself or the bike. Oh well I didn't really want to change the pedals anyway!

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby keef66 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 09:20 am

Ooh! Time for a new chainset and pedals then!

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby john baxter » Thu Oct 25, 2012 20:22 pm

boiling water poured carefully onto the crank will do the trick

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby gjcknocker » Thu Oct 25, 2012 22:46 pm

Hello John,
Have tried the boiling water on thecrank, but will maybe try again, thanks

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby Monty Dog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 07:01 am

I'd try a better penetration fluid like PlusGas or ACF50 - it'll be down to corrosion of the bare aluminium thread I suspect.
Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby gjcknocker » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:36 am

Thanks Monty.....have ordered PlusGas from Amazon and will advise outcome. The pedal functions perfectly and only discovered this when I decided to swap for other pedals

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby gjcknocker » Wed Oct 31, 2012 09:08 am

Soaked in PlusGas overnight.......unfortunately has not worked.......remains seized but still functional......may try again later

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby andyrr » Wed Oct 31, 2012 09:41 am

Stick crank arm with pedal in the freezer overnight then quickly heat the crank arm up ?

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby lotus49 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 17:18 pm

I know it is sadly too late now but this is what anti-seize compound is for.

Next time perhaps...

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby gjcknocker » Thu Nov 01, 2012 14:15 pm

Tell that to the shop that provided the bike and pedals!!

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby p7rider » Fri Nov 02, 2012 19:12 pm

i had a similar problem i removed the arm also non drive and placed it in a pan off boiling water for 10 mins and the pedal came off ok good luck m8

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Re: Seized Look pedal

Postby gjcknocker » Fri Nov 02, 2012 21:59 pm

Thanks for that,I'll get the cook onto that asap


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