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Vintage Lyotard Bike Pedals Overhaul/Repair

I disassemble, clean, replace the bearings, lube, and re-assemble old Lyotard bicycle pedals. They were pretty rusty, so I soaked the parts in Evaporust. The pedals are vintage made in France with French threaded spindles. To remove the rust from the pedals, I used Evapo-Rust. Here is a video I did demonstrating it’s use:  

How To Fix Bottom Bracket Noises

I show how to find and repair clicking, ticks, creaks, squeaks, knocks, clunks, or other strange annoying sounds coming from a bike bottom bracket or cranks while pedaling. I show the most common causes for noises and how to fix them. Keep in mind a noise can seem to be coming from the bottom bracket, …Read more »

Repairing Stripped Crank Arm Pedal Threads

I fix the stripped pedal mounting threads in an aluminum crank arm. The original pedals had been seized in the cranks (probably galvanic corrosion between the steel pedal axles and the aluminum cranks). I managed to get them off, but they removed some of the threads with them. Using a Unior Pedal Tap and Thread …Read more »

Bike Noises – Find Them To Fix Them

Bikes can make the strangest noise. Squeaks, creaks, clicks, grinding, whirs, ticks, clunks, etc. The first step in fixing a noise on a bike is to locate where it is coming from. But noises can tricky. They can sound like they are coming from one place, but are actually coming from another. I talk about …Read more »

Remove Bonded Aluminum From Pedal Spindle Threads

I show you how to easily remove aluminum bonded into the spindle threads of a bicycle pedal. I had a bike pedal that was seized in an aluminum crank arm. I managed to get the pedal out, but some of the aluminum crank arm threads were bonded to the steel spindle threads. Probably galvanic reaction …Read more »