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Old 01-22-13, 06:36 PM   #1
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Where to buy a pedal "leg" for a Next La Jolla cruiser?

The metal on this pedal "leg" (not sure what the correct term for it is, I also attached a photo with it) has bent and now it wobbles, making bike unusable. I searched everywhere for that part, but the shops sell only the pedals itself. The "leg" has "JT-170" engraved on it, which yields no sensible results on Google.
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Old 01-23-13, 06:00 AM   #2
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That is the crank arm. Any decent bike shop should be able to get one and replace it. And I mean bike shop, not just a store that sells bikes. If you're going to try doing it yourself go to the mechanics forum for advice on identifying which style crank you have and how to replace it.
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The 170 in JT170 means the crank arm is 170 mm long. You can buy a new one online but finding one to exactly match the other side is more difficult. If you don't care, any one that fits the axle in the bottom bracket will do. Normally you need a crank puller tool set to get it off and then re-tighten it. Once you have deformed the opening in the crank arm, it will often just come off again and again when tightened. The tool is not very expensive and nice to have just to tighten the cranks if you need to do so. If properly tightened the crank arm will last forever.

You also need a 15 mm wrench to take the pedal off of the arm. Remember that pedals always unscrew "backwards" The right pedal is right threaded and the left pedal is left threaded and unscrews in the opposite direction.

Most older bikes had a square taper crank but a lot of the newer ones are not square taper. Look at the pictures in this link and you will see at least 3 styles to fit different bottom brackets http://www.thefind.com/sports/browse-left-crank-arm
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Thanks everybody! Brought the old one to the pro bike store and they found the match quickly and replaced the pedal for me.
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Thanks everybody! Brought the old one to the pro bike store and they found the match quickly and replaced the pedal for me.
happy stories make me cry.

i also cried when the crank bolt came loose and i wore the corners off. the bike was old
enough to not be able to get an original truvativ arm. got another tru but the shape was wrong.
looked funny, but worked ok. still, ended up buying a whole new crankset. i slathered red loctite
all over the bolts and have had no trouble since.

and, NEXT time (pun!) show pics of the whole bike. showing just that bit is like just seeing a woman's ankle, kinda.
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The metal on this pedal "leg" (not sure what the correct term for it is, I also attached a photo with it) has bent and now it wobbles, making bike unusable. I searched everywhere for that part, but the shops sell only the pedals itself. The "leg" has "JT-170" engraved on it, which yields no sensible results on Google.
Those bike are pretty cheap. (cost I mean) you can buy a whole new bike and keep the one with the screwed up crank arm for parts.
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