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How to tighten bike pedals on a schwinn wayfarer

My pedals came loose and are now wobbly when I ride, how do I tighten them?

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try the bearings.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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You wil need a couple of special tools, or be fairly creative with the tools you have.

  1. remove the dustcovers in the crank arms at the crank axle
  2. loosen the crank retaining nut/bolt.
  3. thread in a chank puller and pull the crank arms.
  4. remove the lock ring on the adjustable side of the crank axle (Requires lock ring wrench)
  5. remove adjustable bearing cup.
  6. remove axle and bearings
  7. replace or repair as needed.
Once you have it opened up ou can determine if you need new bearings or crank axle.
to assemble, reverse above procedure, insuring bearing play is minimalized.

Hope this helps.
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Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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im certain that model has a 3 piece crank set up. the inner crank bearing jam nut has loosened up or the bearings themselves have gone bad.first check to see if its tight, if it is then it will require a replacement set of bearing that are a pretty standard size to all bikes and can be purchased at nearly every bike shop.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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Your pedal berrings are going out try replacing it.

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SOURCE: Bad crank bearings can move crank arms small amount.

clicking can be a stiff link in your chain.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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