Shelby pedal removal


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Skiptoothgrin

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 14, 2018
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Upstate NY
#1
I just acquired a Shelby Traveler ladies. I have it stripped to repaint but can't seem to budge the right side pedal to remove the crank. I see there is a screw at the back but it wont budge either. I've tried a modest application of heat but before I disassemble the pedals themselves and turn up the gas wrench I wanted to know if someone has a magic trick.
 

the tinker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 4, 2014
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#8
Lay your bike on it's side, so that slot you are talking about is facing up, nice and level. Put some of your penetrating oil on it and every chance you get, morning and night is fine, hit it again . Being it is laying flat, some of the oil will puddle around the threads and soak down. Spraying oil on a pedal when the bike is standing upright just wastes oil When stuff is really stuck, patience is the cure. Too much heat may discolor your crank arm. I've never broke one, but I've messed up pedals.
 

rustjunkie

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Jul 11, 2012
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#9
From my limited experience it's not common for pedals to be stuck in crank arms unless they're damaged.
I can't recall ever having to use heat to remove one, even when damaged.
The right (drive) side pedal doesn't need to come off to remove the crank.
Don't know why it's there but the slot in the end of the spindle is not for installation/removal: a screwdriver can't get enough umph.
You'll need one of these or similar:

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johnboy

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 3, 2012
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Wyoming, United States
#14
When you are removing pedals, leave the rear wheel and chain on because the coaster brake prevents the crank from turning while you are applying pressure to the pedal wrench---- this goes for both the right and left pedal and eliminates any guessing about which way to turn the pedals to loosen them.
 

Obi-Wan Schwinnobi

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 5, 2013
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#15
Always wondered what purpose they serve. Like @rustjunkie said, they're not deep enough to apply any real torque.
They are there to help install... so yer not screwing with a wrench the whole time until you need to put that final torque on em.. less chance of the wrench hitting paint ect... oil em up, get them started and then use the screwdriver to screw them in.. finish tightening with wrench.. there is a purpose for them ..


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Obi-Wan Schwinnobi

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 5, 2013
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#16
Less chance of messing threads up that way too... if it’s not going in right, the slot is shallow enough that yer screwdriver will pop out... kinda a safety thing of sorts..


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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
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#17
They are there to help install... so yer not screwing with a wrench the whole time until you need to put that final torque on em.. less chance of the wrench hitting paint ect... oil em up, get them started and then use the screwdriver to screw them in.. finish tightening with wrench.. there is a purpose for them ..


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Less chance of messing threads up that way too... if it’s not going in right, the slot is shallow enough that yer screwdriver will pop out... kinda a safety thing of sorts..


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SKPC

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 2, 2018
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#18
Maybe for an Impact Driver in an emergency? (stripped wrench flats) They do remove stubborn threaded shafts...
 
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