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Cycledrome Bicycle Shop
Mon - Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thu, Fri: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: Closed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feature Items

  • SRAM PG-950 9-Speed Cassette
    $34.00 - $39.99
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    5.0 stars
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    When it's time to replace your 9-speed cassette, check out SRAM's PG-950 cassette. It delivers solid shifting and durability ride in and ride out for your 9-speed rig. [more]

  • Strider Sport 12 Balance Bike - 2016
    $119.99

    Strider’s Sport 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by… [more]

  • Specialized S-Works E-Cage 5.0 Road
    $9.99

    Make losing bottles a thing of the past with Specialized's E-Cage 5.0 Road. It's constructed from aluminum for minimum weight and maximum durability. [more]

  • Specialized Riprock Coaster 16 - 2018
    $240.00

    Specialized's Riprock Coaster 16 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Park Tool Spoke Wrench
    $6.99 - $9.49

    Park's professional-quality, precision-sized spoke wrenches are hardened and chrome plated for long service. Wrenches are vinyl coated in one of four colors indicating… [more]

  • Specialized Langster Street - 2018
    $730.00
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    5.0 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Specialized's Langster Street is the pinnacle of simplistic, performance-focused bike design. The A1 Premium aluminum frame with track-specific geometry has fully… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Low Entry - 2018
    $490.00
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    5.0 stars
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    Specialized's Roll Low Entry has everything you need to help you along your journey to a fitter, happier you. Hop on the bike path—dirt or paved—and enjoy the smooth,… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Sport - 2018
    $550.00
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    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    There's a feeling people get when everything just clicks on a ride—we usually call it "joy", and the Specialized Roll Sport is sure to deliver. Hop on the bike path—dirt… [more]

  • Specialized Fatboy 20 - 2018
    $770.00

    Get your kids in on the fatbike fun with the Specialized Fatboy 20. It features a lightweight aluminum frame with gigantic 4.0-inch wide Ground Control tires to devour… [more]

  • Planet Bike Dial Gauge Tire Gauge
    $17.99
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    5.0 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Planet Bike's Dial Gauge makes it easy to ensure you always have the right pressure in your tires, which makes the riding easy and helps prevent flats. Built to last,… [more]

  • Specialized The Captain Control 2Bliss Tire (29-inch)
    $55.00

    Designed by the legendary Ned Overend, Specialized's The Captain Control is perfect for shredding any cross-country course. Its dual compound tread features firm center… [more]

  • Specialized The Captain Sport Tire (26-inch)
    $30.00

    Designed by the legendary Ned Overend, Specialized's The Captain Sport is perfect for shredding any cross-country course. It features a firm compound and a wire bead for… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 24 (7-Speed) - 2016/2017
    $355.00
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    5.0 stars
     (3 Reviews)

    Your 24/7 ball of energy can tackle any terrain with ease on Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 24! This cool ride features an agile and durable aluminum frame, a… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Sport EQ - 2018
    $650.00

    There's a feeling people get when everything just clicks on a ride—we usually call it "joy", and the Specialized Roll Sport EQ is sure to deliver. Hop on the bike… [more]

  • Strider Strider 20 Sport - 2016
    $289.99
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    5.0 stars
     (4 Reviews)

    The Strider 20 Sport is great for teenagers and adults who are just learning to ride. With solid components, great features, and impressive adjustability, this… [more]

  • Specialized Roll - 2018
    $490.00

    Specialized's Roll has everything you need to help you along your journey to a fitter, happier you. Hop on the bike path—dirt or paved—and enjoy the smooth, efficient… [more]

  • Park Tool Mini Chain Brute Chain Tool
    $16.99
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    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Park's Mini Chain Brute Chain Tool goes anywhere and features a V-shaped handle, a super-strong replaceable pin, and fine threads to make chain removal and installation… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock Comp 24 - 2018
    $750.00

    Remember when riding bikes was all about having fun? So does Specialized. For the all-new Riprock, they strove to create the bike that any of us would have drooled over… [more]

 

How To Remove And Install Pedals


Required tools: There are special "pedal wrenches" available that are long for optimum leverage and have thin jaws to fit onto narrow pedal axles for a good purchase. Depending on what pedals you have, you might be able to use a regular combination wrench instead (most pedals are 15mm). Note that some pedals are installed and removed with an Allen wrench (photo). You’ll need one with a long handle. Or, you can attach a piece of tubing to lengthen your wrench and improve the leverage you have.Some pedals require an Allen wrench

The most common reason to remove pedals is to upgrade or to switch a pair from one bike to another. You also must remove the pedals when you ship your bicycle in a bike box.

Pedal removal and installation is trickier than it looks. Because pedal axles are usually made of steel and crankarms are usually aluminum, there's the possibility of the hard pedal threads stripping the soft aluminum ones. Also, pedal threading is unusual and confusing. The right (drivetrain side) pedal has regular threading (clockwise turns tighten it; counter-clockwise turns loosen it). The left, however, is the opposite. What's more, pedals are often attached to the crankarms super tightly, which can make removal quite difficult.

Removal
Most pedals have flat spots on the axle near the crankarm for the wrench to grip. If you don’t see any flats, your pedal probably requires an Allen key, in which case, the hole for the tool will be in the end of the pedal axle.

Safety tip: If your bike has more than one chainring, before trying to loosen pedals, shift onto the large chainring. This will help ensure that if you slip when working on the pedals, you won’t slam your hand directly into the chainring teeth. Also, try to keep your hand on the topside of the wrench. This keeps the wrench between your hand and your chainrings and is an extra measure of protection in the event of a mishap.

There are 3 “secrets” to easy pedal removal:Push towards the crankarm to loosen the left pedal
1. Turn the wrench the right way (to loosen the right and left pedal, the wrench is turned towards the back of the bike).
2. Position the wrench alongside the crankarm for optimum leverage. When it’s right, you’ll be able to push toward the crankarm (photo right). If this isn’t possible with your wrench, try a different type.
3. Use a pedal wrench with a long handle or attach a “cheater” bar, such as a length of pipe, to your wrench.

Installation:
One of the reasons pedals can be difficult to remove is lack of lubrication. So, be sure to grease the pedal threads before installation. Then look closely at the pedal axles or ends to see which side they belong on. You should see a little “R” and “L,” (photo below) for “Right” and “Left.” Note that French pedals sometimes have “D” and “G” for “Droit” and “Gauche.” R is for Right; L is for Left

Choose the appropriate pedal and start it into the correct crankarm by hand turning the pedal axle toward the front of the bike (both pedals thread in this direction). If it won’t start, don’t force it! You’re probably trying to install the left pedal on the right side or vice versa.

Thread both pedals into the crankarms as far as you can by hand. Then fully tighten them with the pedal wrench. It’s important to get pedals good and snug so they can’t loosen from pedal pressure. This can be difficult with pedals requiring an Allen wrench if you only have a short tool. For these, use a cheater bar to ensure adequate tightness.

 

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop | 8150 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Phone: (610) 398-6631

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