My Shimano M505 pedals (well the left one really) on Chase, my Giant CRX 1, is making noises and feeling rough on the axle after about 8,800 km, so I need to at least pull them off and hopefully service them and get them back into operation.
Given the pedals have been on the bike for some time, I decided that maybe a pedal spanner was probably a good idea. I dropped into Bike Force Fremantle for a spanner and picked up a Fat Spanner Heavy Duty Pro Pedal Spanner for $25.00.Â Doesn’t look that great but that is all they had and it is a Sunday. It actuallyÂ worked just fine, so there you go. I also had hoped to talk to them about servicing the M505s but the staff member I spoke to was pretty indifferent about that and not helpful at all.Â I had high hopes for Bike Force Fremantle but with each visit I am getting more and more disappointed.
Shimano have a exploded diagram of the pedals and it does look like I can at least pull them apart to clean them and maybe grease them. Worth a shot anyway.
First step is to get the pedals off and to fit my spare Shimano SPD pedals to keep the bike going and then I will play with the M505s.
Alex, the Bicycle Tutor, has a very helpful video on removing pedals which is a good reminder on the basics of left and right threads used on pedals.