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I have an stationary bike, the left pedal keep getting loose i tighten it but it get loose anyway

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Check to see if the threads (spiral edges) on the pedal stud or the crank arm is worn down. If they are, then you will need to replace one or both.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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Use the Allen wrench to remove the bolt securing the left pedal arm to the pedal leg and body arm. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw securing the rear end of the pedal leg to the crank arm.

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My new moongoose mischief keeps getting loose chain and pedals, ive tightend it up sevral times but keeps doing it, and the pedals keep loosening from the body??? anyone know how to solve this/


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You'll need a crank/pedal wrench to take the pedal off. The gap is too smal to get a normal size wrench in there, but you might get lucky.

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