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Want to take the pedals off. did not get manual with this new bike. Does it take special tools to take off pedals?

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No, it doesn't take any special tools. You just need to have the right sized wrench and something to hold the crank stationary but you can hold it stationary yourself if necessary.

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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My cranks move when i try to pedal and NOTHING else turns... when i pedal ONLY the cranks turn... if i put bike upside down it pedals very weak. need to know asap as i work 6 am tomo and need my bike

It's too late to help you before you went to work, but you didn't leave enough information so this answer is for anyone else with a similar issue: if this is a bike that "freewheels", in other works is doesn't stop when you pedal backwards, what is most likely the cause of this is the pawls inside the rear hub are broken and not engaging inside the hub. The only fix is to replace either the freewheel or the cassette freehub depending upon what it is. A local bike shop can quickly diagnose and repair this as it will require some specialized tools to repair, short of replacing the entire wheel. In fact it may be quicker, easier and possibly less expensive to just buy a whole new rear wheel.

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The right foot pedal has fallen off on my model recumbent cycle. The threads of the crank arm seem to be shredded. What do I do?

This can happen if you do not make the pedals tight enough when you first install then. Contact the manufacturer or seller. They should carry the crank arm. Note that it takes a special tool to replace a crank arm. Most bike shops have crank arm pullers for sale. You can contact the manufacturer to see which crank arm puller is required. When you install the new pedal, make it very tight.

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Problem is in the back wheel or the "freewheel" The replacement of this part is recommended but it requires special tools. Take your bike to the local bike shop for this problem.

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How do i remove the pedal arm

This operation takes a special tool, which fits inside the crank arm. There is a nut or bolt which must be removed first. My suggestion is to take your bike to the local bike shop. They have the tools and expertise to complete an "spocketaktamy". The special tool will cost more than a service at the bike shop.

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How to replace specialized hub

this could be several things, it could be the cassette on the rear hub, this can be replaced. I new cassette body cost's about $25 and up and most bike shops will charge about $15-35 to swap one out.
This could also be a worn out chain skipping on worn out rear cogs. A new chain and cogs is about $40-100 and $20-40 in labor.
Most bike shops can sell you a whole new wheel for about $45-65.

Your Specialized dealer or most any other local bike shop dealer can give you more details. Shop it around as prices do vary. If you want to attempt the repair yourself, it will require about $30-40 in special tools if you don't have them already plus the parts. This type of repair is not very common so it may not be worth the money to invest in your own tools.

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To remove the crank (the arm the pedal is attached to), you'll need a special tool. I got mine at a bike shop. (Bike shops are our friends.) I use the Park Tools CWP-7. It's pretty much a big bolt with a smaller bolt going through it. You'll remove the cap covering the spindle bolt (if it hasn't fallen out already), remove the bolt that holds the crank are onto the spindle, then thread the "big bolt" part of the tool into the threads for the cap on the crank. You'll then screw the inside bolt into the big bolt, which will push the crank arm off of the spindle.

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A simple web search for 'remove bicycle crank' turns up numerous videos. has the many special tools and advice one needs to work on a bike.

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The pedal and pedal arm are broke where can i order a new set

You can get it fixed at any real bike shop, but it's probably cheaper to buy another cheap (or used) bike.

It's only a do-it-yourself job if you're kind of a backyard mechanic, and it can require special tools at that. Unless you have a free replacement part and know how, it's almost definitely cheaper to give it away to someone who can fix it themself and get another bike.

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