Fix Kids or Adult Bike – Loose or Wobbly Pedals and Crank Arms

Fix Kids or Adult Bike – Loose or Wobbly Pedals and Crank Arms

Do the pedals on your kids bike wobble? Does it seem really loose? Have you ever had a loose crank, or sometimes called crankset, or bottom bracket, on your bike or your kids’ bike? In this video I will quickly show you how to tighten that crank assembly up using a flat-head screwdriver and slip joint pliers. I put links below of the tools that I used in this video if you need or want to purchase them.

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50 Comments

  1. Alexander Kasse on January 4, 2023 at 2:01 am

    Thanks a lot for this video! So helpful! I was about to throw away a brand new Paw patrol $78 bicycle just because that came loose. I thought I lost it!



  2. angusGOD on January 4, 2023 at 2:02 am

    ThanksπŸ–€πŸŒ™βš‘πŸ”ͺ☺️



  3. Bandimic2K on January 4, 2023 at 2:04 am

    How to do this on se bike



  4. Hector Cortez on January 4, 2023 at 2:06 am

    Wished I known this sooner, this bicycle I bought at Academy was poorly assembled. I remember the front nuts being easily screwed off by hand and the seat being crooked. The crank got looser each day but I kept riding it, saw some ball bearings come out today…I mean, I will admit I weight 215 lbs so my big ass could have broken it lol! But I’ve owned many bikes, I remember a mongoose lasting me 5 years at same weight; but this bike broke in 4 months.



  5. Manny Oliveira on January 4, 2023 at 2:08 am

    You are ACES brother. Thanks.



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  7. Pyrkol PT on January 4, 2023 at 2:11 am

    This worked perfectly, thank you!
    One note, tighten just enough to stop the wobble, if you overtighten the pedals lose mobility and might damage the bearings.



  8. Luz Stephany Florez on January 4, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Thank you! This was exactly what we needed to fix my son’s bike. Great video ☺️



  9. Bobby Wan Kenobi on January 4, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Thank you. You made fixing my daughter spike a piece of cake



  10. super cool grape on January 4, 2023 at 2:14 am

    can this cause your bike to randomly instant brakes



  11. P Albert on January 4, 2023 at 2:15 am

    Worked perfect! πŸ™‚ Had a loose wobbly crank and did every thing you instructed. Now the crank is nice and firm with no play. Thanks! πŸ™‚



  12. Lucas Conley on January 4, 2023 at 2:15 am

    Just fixed my kids bike. Thank you so much πŸ™



  13. DobbiApparelmedia on January 4, 2023 at 2:16 am

    My son bike wasn’t catching the gears so I had to go into dad mode and figure it out! Thank you for the help cause it’s been a while since I fixed a bike πŸ˜‚



  14. evildraven79 on January 4, 2023 at 2:16 am

    Thank you for this video! I bought a partially assembled bike for my kid for Christmas. Once it was warmer and he was ready to ride, the pedals were loose. I had bought warranty but they referred me to Huffy. After much back and forth, they sent me a new pedal assembly and said to find a video. No luck. Came across your video that had the same problem and boy did it help. I fixed it!



  15. kenyon gordon on January 4, 2023 at 2:17 am

    Not reverses threaded just upside downπŸ˜‚ great vid tho



  16. thebrokeway on January 4, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Hello thanks for video Sir but when I tightened it down it made the crank hard to pedal. Did I miss something? I did everything as shown.



  17. Sumanth Prasad on January 4, 2023 at 2:21 am

    Thank you. That really helped me.



  18. Josh on January 4, 2023 at 2:22 am

    Needed this thanks!



  19. Curtis Schwieterman on January 4, 2023 at 2:22 am

    Thanks a lot. My daughter’s bike had a wobbly crank. Your explanation and demonstration allowed me to fix it quickly. Thanks!!!



  20. D Real on January 4, 2023 at 2:23 am

    Thanks awesome!



  21. Laura Jordan on January 4, 2023 at 2:27 am

    Thank you!!! My sons chain kept falling off and came across your video. Just so happens to be the exact same bike. I now have a happy 8 year old! Such a simple fix πŸ‘Œ



  22. Jennifer Dunn on January 4, 2023 at 2:28 am

    Thanks for the tutorial. I was able to fix my old bike and teach my son a thing or two.



  23. Squeezy Hugs on January 4, 2023 at 2:29 am

    Hi 2 U. I hope that you are well. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time out in making this video and just 5minutes ago my son who is just barely turned 7 asked to fix his bike. He said that the pedals are broken!!! well your video has pretty much helped solve the problem. Again thank you ever so much for taking the time out to make the video and Muchos Gracias as they say in…Turkmenistan!!!



  24. Jordyn Miller on January 4, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Thank u so much. Now I can fix my kids bikes. THANK U. And GOD bless



  25. Box Chevy Dame on January 4, 2023 at 2:31 am

    Very helpful just subbed



  26. The Leonard Sisters on January 4, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Thank you



  27. Deanna Barnes on January 4, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Couldn’t have come at a better time!



  28. MasterCreeperLord on January 4, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Thank you so much man i finally can get back on the trails (:



  29. spatrick1964 on January 4, 2023 at 2:36 am

    thanks for the video. I’ll add if you doing that, you might as well remove the entire assembly at 1:52 by loosening it, then you can grease it properly and replace ball bearings if needed.



  30. L H on January 4, 2023 at 2:39 am

    Thanks for reminding us reverse threads more than 6 times. Before I began to tighten I took a deep breath and said tighty titty lefty kinda like a jingle Just to remember. Well i fu*** up still. My hands didn’t get what the brain wanted. Talk about communication problems. Fuc* I am so pissed. Well hey great video and thanks.



  31. Sourav Dey Roy on January 4, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Great video…
    To the point and very helpful.
    Thank you😊



  32. Keith Beasley on January 4, 2023 at 2:41 am

    You rock! Thanks for this, I shined a little more in my kids eyes, thanks to your vid!!!

    Keith



  33. Branden Hall on January 4, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Thanks for the walk through. Putting together a bike on Christmas eve has never been more frustrating. Your video helped for sure. Cheers



  34. picopico150 on January 4, 2023 at 2:45 am

    great bro. very well illustrated



  35. Set on January 4, 2023 at 2:46 am

    I β™‘ learning how to fix a bike on youtube



  36. Matthew Casillas on January 4, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Thanks for the vid



  37. Wang Lo on January 4, 2023 at 2:49 am

    i bought a brand new bike and i think this is what i need to do to smooth out my ride. thanks for uploading



  38. Frankie The Railfan Productions on January 4, 2023 at 2:50 am

    I thought my bike was dead because of this turns out it’s the most common problem and the easiest to fix πŸ€ͺ



  39. Jessica Nacor on January 4, 2023 at 2:51 am

    thank you so much it help me today because my kid’s bike is kinda need to fix and saw thisπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I DONT HAVE TO GO TO SHOPπŸ˜šπŸ‘πŸ™



  40. Jason Harris on January 4, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Thank you sooooooo much



  41. cons friends on January 4, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Why are those nuts reverse thread



  42. Adam Colbert Music on January 4, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Before you fixed this, was there an issue with the pedals slipping forward when pedaling heavily? I’m trying to troubleshoot the problem on a beach cruiser, any help would be appreciated!



  43. Jay Heisenberg on January 4, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Out of all the videos regarding loose crank yours was most informative πŸ‘Œ. Thank you



  44. Anderson Jimmy on January 4, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Super helpful. – just fixed my kids loose pedals. Thanks



  45. Dhanumjaya Ranga on January 4, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Helpful



  46. Marcus A on January 4, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Thanks for the video! My son learned to ride today! And his crank was super wobbly. His chain was slipping off it was so bad. Your video was exactly what I needed. I fixed his bike in 5 minutes . Now I’m excited for him to have a smooth ride. Thank you.



  47. Johnatan Dvir on January 4, 2023 at 2:55 am

    your video was very helpfull thank you



  48. Tarek Montreal on January 4, 2023 at 2:55 am

    Amazing thanks for your video



  49. Iknoor Kismat on January 4, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Same problem with my kid cycle chain removed n big okay between pendels thanks



  50. Catchingemwithant on January 4, 2023 at 2:59 am

    Mine is super hard to get unscrew idk if it’s to rusty or really tight