How to Fix a Bike Pedal

Have you ever been out on a bike ride and had one of your pedals come loose? It can be a real pain trying to fix it while you’re out on the trail.

Fortunately, it’s a pretty easy fix as long as you have the right tools. In this post, we’ll show you how to fix a bike pedal in just a few simple steps.

What You’ll Need

Before you get started, you’ll need to gather a few tools:

  • A hex wrench set
  • A rotten cloth or rag
  • A new pedal (if the old one is beyond repair)

Remove the Old Pedal

Use the hex wrench to remove the old pedal. If the pedal is very rusty, you may need to use some elbow grease to get it loose. Be careful not to strip the threads. Once the old pedal is off, clean up the threads with the cloth or rag.

Attach the New Pedal (or Reattach the Old One)

Now it’s time to reattach the pedal. If you’re using a new pedal, make sure that the threads are properly aligned before screwing it in place. Use the hex wrench to tighten the pedal in place. Again, be careful not to strip the threads.

If you’re reusing the old pedal, make sure that it’s still in good condition before attaching it. If there are any cracks or damage, it’s best to replace it with a new one.

Once the new pedal is in place, give it a few good spins to make sure that it’s attached securely. And that’s it! You’ve now successfully fixed your bike pedal.


Thank you so much for reading our blog post on how to fix a bike pedal. We hope that you found it helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down below. Happy cycling!

Allen Joe

Allen is an adventurous and creative individual who loves to explore the open road. An avid cyclist, Allen is always pushing himself to new limits. When he's not cycling, you can find him using his writing talents to share tips and tricks for biking on his blog.

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