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Was that with anything in recent decades where the left pedal is left-hand threaded?The pedals were Shimano PD-M770 which I bought in 2009, crank (Shimano FC-M569) threads were in good shape, pedals were new, all threads cleaned and greased before installation. Left hand pedal has left hand threads, right hand pedal has right hand threads (I have never seen any other pedal thread arrangement, or cranks that would match anything else). The combination has been fine since I torqued it.
Many pedals now have a hole for a 6mm allen wrench. Check yours and see if yours have it.Thanks for the idea, I would love to lighten the toolkit a bit. Unfortunately the situation is actually worse than I stated. My pedals have no flats and require an 8mm allen key. My wifes pedals only have flats. So we have to take a big allen key and a short pedal wrench.
It can't apply as much torque as a real pedal wrench, but there's no need to get pedals very tight since precession keeps them from loosening as you ride.Despite the thread arrangement I have had pedals loosen up. A nice thing about the 8mm hex hole is that you can use a torque wrench instead of an allen wrench (at home). Shimano specifies a torque of 35-55N-m (26-41ft-lbs), which I consider to be fairly tight.
Function Secu -clip
The SECU-Clip is the smart problem solution for foreign parts
caught up by the tire, which sometimes lead to the blocking of
the front wheel in the past. In cases like this, the SECU-Clip
releases the stay and prevents possible crashes.
FYI you can just plug a URL to a KML file (like you supplied) into Google Maps without installing Google Earth, which is nice
Be aware that much of the California section is shoulder-less two-lane road with lots of turns and a good amount of truck traffic (55 mph). Can be done but it won't be relaxing by any means. I wouldn't want to try it myself.