You will need
- The bike computer.
What is included in this concept? The essence of the method lies in the fact that the pedals need to rotate, not push them. This technique implies pedalmapping with a high "cadence" (the frequency of rotation of the pedals). It will require less energy to evenly distribute the load on the knees and leg muscles and allow you to ride faster and farther with less fatigue. The cadence must be in the interval 60 to 90 rpm (revolutions per minute). Some athletes twist pedals with frequency up to 150 rpm. But this is a matter of training.
Most people are accustomed only to crush during the movement of the pedal down. In fact, efforts should be made throughout the range of turnover the pedals. Very good suit for that special attachment pin pedal or tulips with spikes.
Try to practice pedalRui while driving one foot. Cool, the pedal is not only forward but also down and back and pull up on the "return stroke of the pedal (only one foot). You need to feel on every spin force is distributed evenly, without jerks and failures along the entire length of the circular motion. Continue to develop the technique of circular pedalin ACCOR dance until, while rotating one leg will not become uniform and smooth. Once you have understood and felt the need to turn the pedal with one foot, try the same principle to work and the second leg.
Twist pedals of a Bicycle smoothly, rotating them in a circle. Gradually you learn to do it, making efforts for the total turnover. For a more accurate estimate of the frequency of rotation of pedals use Cycling computer.
Advice 2 : How to Unscrew the pedals
Sooner or later every cyclist is faced with the need to Unscrew the pedals of his "iron horse". Most often it is required to make the replacement pedal when it goes down. To perform such an operation is quite simple, if the bike is relatively new. But what if the details of the bike already had a little rust or even deformed?
You will need
- - open-end wrench;
- - liquid WD-40;
- - kerosene;
- - puller.
To start, try just remove the pedal appropriate size key. The key size can vary, it all depends on the design of a particular bike. The left pedal is left threaded, so it should Unscrew clockwise. Loosen the right pedal in the direction of counterclockwise. If the bike was carried out timely care, unscrewing the pedals should not cause difficulties.
Discard the idea to use for dismantling the pedal brute force. Tapping on the rod or the pedal with a hammer, as a rule, not only will not solve the problem, but may even aggravate it. Sloppy strikes on parts can lead to distortion of the pedal or damage the threaded connection. Also inefficient to try to heat the crank with a hair dryer to dry hair or soak the coupling in boiling water.
If the pedals are not turned off quite easily, do not try to make excessive efforts. Use an adjuvant kerosene or special liquid WD-40. Apply the liquid to the mounting connection and wait about 10-15 minutes. During this time, the tool will penetrate between the mating parts. Usually after such treatment of the pedal is easy enough to Unscrew. If you use kerosene, you may need to leave the treated compound for a few hours.
Use for easier unscrewing of the pedal open-end wrench, and even better - a special pedal wrench (puller). On one side of the puller is a socket for undoing nuts, and at the other end – in fact the puller. First, remove the nut as possible. Then screw the puller until almost the end, acting very carefully so as not to damage the thread. Now move the wrench on the bolt and tighten it. If done correctly, the rod will be in your hands.
After you unscrewed the pedal, be sure to do some preventive work before installing a new one. In order to avoid problems with disassembly, lubricate mating surfaces with a thick grease.