bicycle pedal stuck when cycling

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by soelydim, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. soelydim

    soelydim New Member

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    I was cycling nicely to school and when I was going to cycle home after class the bicycle completely gave up.

    The pedal, will not move at all when I sit on it. It however would turn if I kick it down while standing but whenever there is increase weight on it, the pedal just wont budge. Neither does the chain.

    I tried putting the bicycle upsidedown and spin the pedal. The chain and the pedal works perfectly. But when I sit it back up and sit on it, the pedal wont move again! However when I sit on it and let it go down the hill, the chain and the pedal would spin as usual; even after I reach to a flat surface I could still pedal it. But once I brake and stop, the pedal wont spin again.

    I don't know if this is how the bicycle is trying to tell me that I've put on too much weight.

    Does anyone knows why it's doing this?
     
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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Is it a coaster (=back-pedal) brake rear wheel? In that case I suspect that either the clamp for the reaction arm has come loose, and/or that the bearing on one side has come loose and is alternately pinching/seizing. Probably fixable, but not easily talked through over the internet.
     
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