If the pedals that you are replacing are clipless, then there are a few extra steps in getting them set up correctly. Clipless pedals have adjustment screws that increase or decrease the tension required to clip-in, and clip out, of the pedal. Modern screws are usually marked to allow you to easily identify which fits the left crank, and which fits the right. Once the pedal is attached, be sure to check they are secure to prevent injury. This is a long guide, so you can choose to either watch the entire video above, or follow it in smaller chunks by clicking on the individual steps below.
This is a long guide, so you can choose to either watch the entire video above, or follow it in smaller chunks by clicking on the individual steps below.
Steps to Replace And Set Up A Clipless Bike Pedal:
If the bike pedals are single sided you can tell which is left and right. Double sided pedals are marked - either on the flat end of the axle or beside the 15mm flats for screwing them on. Modern pedals are always marked 'R' and 'L'. Older French or Italian pedals may be marked 'D' and 'G' or 'D' and 'S'. The material of the pedal axle is usually harder than the material of the crank so take care as it's easy to damage the soft thread of the crank.