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Old 08-01-10, 05:39 AM   #1
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Help! Can't unfold my bike!

Hi everyone. I'm a folding bike newbie so please excuse my ignorance.
I've folded my Dahon bike before moving in my new flat.
Now we have moved into our flat and 3 months on, I decided its time to take the bike out, only to find that I cannot unfold my bike because the pedal seems to be stuck.
Speculations that we may have accidentally jammed the pedals backwards (reverse breaks) while we were moving and a lot of fingers were been pointed at.

I just want to get it fixed. Have tried to purchase a big allen key but it won't budge and it's really stuck. I have attached 3 pics on this post for you to see. Not sure if it helps at all.
Has anyone experienced anything similar or have any tips? I would much appreciate it!
Or should I take the bike to a local bike repair shop?

Thanks everyone and any feedbacks will be helpful!!

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Old 08-01-10, 09:29 AM   #2
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Go to There's a recent thread on your problem and the procedure worked to free the pedal.
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