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My Dad is 87 years old and has a small peddle stationary excersiser that he does from a chair. The peddles are too small and he keeps hitting his ankles etc. His feet don't fit into the straps and he's broken one strap. He's frustrated since he can barely walk and needs the exercise. I wanted to purchase larger pedals and see if I can attach them to this small pedal exerciser. Are the Schwinn Wide Ride Pedals a good choice and can I take the old pedals off and attach the Schwinns with ease?? Thanks

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You will need a pedal wrench or a fairly thin open end wrench. Pedals are threaded or a good pedal wrench. The left pedal on bicycles unthreads in a clockwise direction and the right pedal unthreads in a counterclockwise direction. The thread back in oppositely. Theoretically they self tighten as you pedal. When buying the new pedals, make sure you take an old one with you to make sure that the threaded shaft is going to be the correct diameter. Any fairly wide pedal with rubber grips would be a good choice. A past customer even used two blocks of wood screwed together through the old pedals as they were too tight to remove. Hope this helps and wish your Dad well.

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