How to unscrew the toe clip on a pedal?

sylon
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How to unscrew the toe clip on a pedal?

Postby sylon » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:41 pm

Sorry for such a stupid question but can someone tell me what I need to unscrew the toe clip on the pedal? There is a reflector on top of it and it appears to be sandwiched between the pedal and the reflector, am i supposed to remove that reflector first?

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Re: How to unscrew the toe clip on a pedal?

Postby ironhanglider » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:53 pm

sylon wrote:Sorry for such a stupid question but can someone tell me what I need to unscrew the toe clip on the pedal? There is a reflector on top of it and it appears to be sandwiched between the pedal and the reflector, am i supposed to remove that reflector first?


Not a stupid question. Sometimes it is not obvious but there is a very good chance that the reflector can slide out sideways from the holder which is part of the clip itself, giving you access to the bolts. This is mostly true for plastic toe clips. For metal clips I have seen them held on with the reflectors themselves. The dodgy version was with plastic, press-fit stalks that went through holes in the pedal, you can pull them off with brute force, particularly if you can get something like a screwdriver between the reflector and the pedal body. The better version had threaded metal stalks which used spring washers and little nuts (6mm?) to hold them on. They are a bit fiddly to undo with a spanner a quarter turn at a time, but once clear of the spring washer they just spin off with fingers.

Cheers,

Cameron.
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