Question about Schwinn 24 Inch Girl s GS-25 Bike

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The horizontal shaft that the pedal arms are attached to is loose. You can move it from side to side. I tried to tighten the bolts under the dust covers, but they would not tighten any further. I can take the nuts off, just not tighten them. I believe that this problem is affecting the control on my left handbar. The wires seem to be adjusted properly, but it will not stay locked on #2 or #3 position. I can hold it in those positions, but if I let go, it goes back to the #1 position. The right handlbar with 1 to 7 positions works fine. Could these two problems be related? How do I fix them?.

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The problems are not at all related. Best course would be to have a bike shop diagnose and possibly fix the bike, or if you have a bike co-op in your city they can help you fix it. From your description either one crank arm is loose on the spindle that goes through the frame or the spindle itself needs adjustment (in which case both arms would move. Either way you need both specific tools and knowledge to fix it.

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SOURCE: the crank arm is stripped on the left side of the bike

Yes, the crank-arm could be replaced.
1.You would need to remove the flat nut holding the crank to the frame. And then take out the bearing.
2. A special open-ended wrench is required to remove this nut. Please visit your local bicycle shop for a new crank-arm, and the required tools, also.
3. Put in new crank-arm and its bearing.
4. Grease the bearing.
5. Tighten nut.
6. Give it a test ride.

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The peddle should be a left hand thread that will need to be turned clockwise to remove,the allen bolt holds the pedal in place and acts like a lock to keep the pedal from rotating off.

Posted on Nov 25, 2010

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Take a little trip to They have instruction manuals, videos and most importantly a customer service line with someone that can walk you through their specific product.

It should not be that difficult for someone who is not a novice to put the trikes together, something is definitely wrong. Double check on the schwinn site that you have the correct assembly manual and parts list. You still have time, don't panic yet.

Posted on Dec 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Are the pedals 9/16 or 1/2" shaft. I have to

Remove the right one and measure it or take it to a store or bike shop. Keep in mind the left one is LEFT HAND THREADED.

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SOURCE: small chain came off - after only 2 rides. Too

There is the way to remove the link of chain, but for that you will need a special chain tool. You can buy it on ebay, or, go back to Walmart and ask for proper sizing.

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Here is the procedure.

  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the left tire and wheel assembly.
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