- Sep 17, 2013
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I made a jig on one of my work tables. I put a lag bolt through the pedal tread on the removed pedal and braced up the frame. The lag bolt bent. I then used a wood shim, bench vice and carpenters clamp to keep everything that I didn’t want to move secure. I used a two foot well pipe for a leverage extension and used my hip and leg power to provide force. The crank arm was flexing and I thought I might break the pedal bolt in the crank arm. The work table was moving across the yard until I used a little upward motion of my leg power so the table legs would sink into the yard instead of scooting. The pedal threads moved but didn’t get any looser. I screwed it back in, then out to where it got super tight, used more penentrant and now I’m waiting for that to work before I go the rest of the way. It will most likely come out now, but it won’t turn without the extension and jig attachment to the table. Fourteen miles north, in Munising by Lake Superior, it’s currently 46F out. Here away from Lakes Michigan and Superior it’s 84F, in the shade. The frame Is in the sun soaking up more penetrant.