Melting my pedals in the oven lol

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by FurryOnTheInside, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    So I can't find any tools since I moved house, okay some but not all. Specifically I cant find the darned socket for the locknut that I need to free the plastic body from these seized pedal axles. I have just stripped off all the parts I can and I'm going to put the crank arms and pedal axles in the oven with the (nylon I guess) plastic bit still on, and hope it isn't too hot. I wonder how hot is too hot for the plastic. I guess I am about to find out! :D

    If no one hears from me again, I was overcome by toxic fumes and I thank you all for your company. :)
     

  2. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    130° Celsius 266° Fahrenheit the fumes are becoming noticeable and I have a headache.
    Hopefully this has worked and the pedals will unscrew from the crank arms. :)
     
  3. Yash

    Yash New Member

    That is seriously dangerous. And quite crazy. :D
     
  4. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    I had to find out what temperature is required to break the galvanic bond and get the pedals off these old cranks (from a used bike I bought). Unfortunately the 130°C wasn't enough to make the threads loosen. I have tried to unscrew them while still hot but it would not move at all.
    So I sprayed again with penetrating fluid which sizzled like bacon in a hot pan, and left them to cool.
    Next I will put them in my freezer. Hopefully it will cause the seized thread to free up and I will finally get these unscrewed. :)
     
  5. Yash

    Yash New Member

    Dang, that's a lotta work. Be careful! :)
     
  6. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Not really, I was cooking oven chips anyway. :p
     
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