Bicycle Mechanics - Help a noob! Can pedal anymore!
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05-25-11, 10:29 PM
I was riding today and all of a sudden it became extremly hard to pedal to the point where i could barely get the bike to move, it seems To be something wrong with the crank i think, what do i do? Its a single speed and the back tire seems to spin fine
05-25-11, 10:33 PM
Too little info, take it to an LBS if you can't give more specifics
05-25-11, 10:38 PM
The front crank is extremely hard to spin, what else can i say?
05-25-11, 10:41 PM
With the chain disconnected? If so, your bottom bracket is probably messed up. If the chain is still connected, it could be a variety of things. I agree, too little info. You'll have to take the bike to your LBS one way or another. Unless it's something extremely simple like your brakes are rubbing the rim...
05-25-11, 10:44 PM
Ive dissconected the chain and the crank is still extremely hard to spin
05-25-11, 10:47 PM
Something has gone wrong with your bottom bracket. Take it to a shop and have them fix/install a new one. Unless you want to buy the tools to do the job yourself. You'll need a crank puller and the appropriate BB tool.
05-25-11, 10:51 PM
Gah!!!! K ill take it in
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