Went to Paint Over Rust, Ended Up Sawing Off My Pedal

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Rust started appearing on my right side pedal frame mount. Got what I needed to treat the area but had to remove my pedal first––that's when the fun began. I noticed when trying to remove the pin, it wasn't moving so quickly. Tapped it with a rubber mallet, then a proper hammer, no budging. After spraying ACF-50 thinking it could make things somewhat slicker, it became clear this was going to take more effort; used a filer, then a hacksaw. Finally, I was able to pry it off. Funny how a 1-minute procedure can turn into 20.

Long story short, removed the pedal and painted over the mount with Rust-Oleum, now it's drying. Have replacement parts en route.
 

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Actually it probably was good thing to break even though it made your little project more of a pain. Had that pin failed at speed you could have lost more parts hence more money.
 
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Actually it probably was good thing to break even though it made your little project more of a pain. Had that pin failed at speed you could have lost more parts hence more money.
I knew I had to remove it somehow. Thankfully had a hacksaw sitting around and just got to it. I guess I bent it putting pressure on it off-road, have no idea how long it's been like that. This is first time messing with the pedals in 6 years.
 

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I've always been able to use a punch to get the pin out when easier methods failed but then noticed the sides of your mount looked a bit skewed. On a suspicion looked at your earlier posts and saw this:
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ps: I've dropped the bike countless times, mostly offroad in the sand/dirt. I tend to pick the bike up by the handlebars, maybe this method contributed to the misalignment?
Fortunately that's not heat treated steel and should be able to be bent straight again with no problem.
 
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I've always been able to use a punch to get the pin out when easier methods failed but then noticed the sides of your mount looked a bit skewed. On a suspicion looked at your earlier posts and saw this:


Fortunately that's not heat treated steel and should be able to be bent straight again with no problem.
I see what you mean. Didn't use the good pin from the other side to see how well it aligns. I'll give that a try and determine if there are other structural misalignments.
 
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Hard to imagine bending that, Apparently those are some kind of aftermarket pegs ?
I've always been able to use a punch to get the pin out when easier methods failed but then noticed the sides of your mount looked a bit skewed. On a suspicion looked at your earlier posts and saw this: Fortunately that's not heat treated steel and should be able to be bent straight again with no problem.
Once the pin is bent it cannot be removed with a punch. It needs to be cut off to remove. I went back to stock pegs because the aftermarket ones can destroy the mounts and bend the pins. OEM pegs are meant to breakaway in a fall. Both times I tipped over my bike its been a nightmare to repair. I already have measurements of my foot peg mounts in case they rip off the frame.
 
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