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    Pedal problem

    Hey! I was googling my problem and I ran into these forums (godbless google), so here's my problem:

    Somehow my left pedal won't spin.

    When I'm riding my bike, after some pedaling, the pedal unscrews itself (since it doesn't spin the movement of the pedal makes it unscrew itself), if I screw it tighter it won't fall off but the damn pedal won't spin and it's annoying when you're riding.

    I've oiled it, forced him to spin around a few times, sweet talked him into spinning, threatned him, but it still won't spin. Fortunately it's one of those cheap 3€ pedals so it's replaceable though I'd rather keep my 3€. Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this?


    PS: I've searched the forums but I can't seem to find anything related to my problem

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    If the pedal has serviceable bearings you can either regrease or replace them depending on the issue. Given the price, though, I would not count on being able to rebuild them. If it was me I would replace them. You could end up striping the threading on the crank arm with the pedals unscrewing themselves like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barba
    If the pedal has serviceable bearings you can either regrease or replace them depending on the issue. Given the price, though, I would not count on being able to rebuild them. If it was me I would replace them. You could end up striping the threading on the crank arm with the pedals unscrewing themselves like that.
    Nope, the bearings aren't serviceable. I'm gonna run down to the shop tonight and buy new pedals (with serviceable bearings!). Thanks for the advice the damn pedal was starting to get on my nerves.

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