Which pedals to choose for a bike – Hello everyone! Today I will have a very interesting and informative article for you about which pedals to choose for a bike. You will also find out what types of bike pedals exist, I will tell you a little about their structure and maintenance.
Bicycle pedal device
Well, first, we’ll start with a little theory. What exactly are bicycle pedals?
Bike pedals are a part of the system (connecting rods) that sets the bike in motion with the help of the cyclist’s legs, followed by the rotation of the carriage shaft and then through the transmission to the rear wheel.
Let’s consider their structure using the example of the classic and most common bicycle road pedals.
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So, they consist of:
Threads are cut at both ends of the axle. For screwing into the connecting rod, thread M14x1.0 or M14x1.25. They are screwed on the left – with the left thread (unscrewed clockwise), and on the right – with the usual right (unscrewed counterclockwise). This method of fastening prevents pedals from twisting tightly when rotating, and it is believed that in this way they do not unscrew while driving. At the opposite end of the axis there is a thread of standard M7x1 (right), a cone is screwed on the short one.
This taper is used to fine-tune the ball bearings. A groove is additionally cut along this thread, in which the mustache of the washer is fixed; which is installed between the locknut and the end of the cone. The ball path of the axle, taper and pedal cups are hardened to obtain a hard surface; and all surfaces on the outside of the parts are chrome plated.
At first glance, bike pedals seem to be a fairly simple mechanism; but a variety of their types and manufacturers can lead to a stupor of an unprepared person; who decides to purchase them for his two-wheeled friend.