STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO REMOVE A PEDAL:
1. Mount your cycle on a repair stand or place your bicycle against a wall, and shift chain to largest chainring. This helps protect against cuts from chainring teeth.
2. Make sure that the pedal is easily accessible.
3. Use your wrench in such a way that the wrench and crank arm form an angle of 90 degrees or less. This gives you the right mechanical advantage, which is critical on pedals since they are often overly tight.
4. Grab the opposite crank for a second lever, for additional support. Turn pedal wrench anti-clockwise to remove right pedal. Alternatively, turn the crank so that the pedal is pedaling forward. Use care not to abrade skin. Continue to turn the wrench anti-clockwise and remove the pedal completely from the crank.
5. Now for the left pedal. Move your bicycle as necessary so that the left pedal is easily accessible.
6. Position the pedal wrench for good mechanical advantage (90 degrees or less) onto the left pedal, and grab the right crank for second lever.
7. Turn the pedal wrench clockwise to remove left pedal, alternatively, turn the crank so that the pedal is pedalling forward. Now, remove the left pedal from the crank.
Some models and makes of pedals do not use a flat pedal wrench. Such pedals typically have an 8mm hex fitting behind the pedal thread. Inserting the 8mm hex wrench into this fitting will remove and secure the pedals. When turning the pedals, remember that the wrench is behind the pedal. Technically, the direction of the pedal thread has not changed, but the appearance of the wrench turning “clockwise” or “anti-clockwise” will appear different. To avoid confusion, view the wrench from the orientation of the pedals - standing to the right side of the bike for the right pedal, and the left side of the bike for the left pedal. Turn the wrench accordingly.