When my right pedal broke, I thought it would be a straightforward matter to replace it. Wrong! For some reason my right pedal, unlike the left, (yes I know, odd pedals) was a different size to the usual and too big for my pedal spanner.
So it had to be an adjustable, and this didn’t give me enough leverage….
Give me a lever long enough…..
Putting Archimedes to the test meant extending the length of my lever:
This gave me a six foot long spanner, which still didn’t do the job …
Admitting defeat I headed off to my LBS (Local Bike Shop) which on this occasion (I have a choice of LBS’s) was Supreme Cycles in Crewe. Returning an hour later they had succeeded – I didn’t ask how. Probably had the right tool for the job.
Supreme Cycles have only once turned down a job for me, when the seat post on this same bike was well and truly attached to the frame and wouldn’t budge. I had to sort that out myself, and the solution involved lumphammers, drilling, and very long levers….