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    Cassette or freewheel problem

    I have a mtn. bike that is having drivetrain problems. Whenever I coast the cassette wants to continue to spin forward and results in throwing the chain over the top. I can say that I haven't been the best about cleiang the drivetrain but I lube it often.

    New chain and cassette?

    Do I have a freewheel problem?

    Just need a clean and lube?

    Any suggestions?

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    I think you mean a freehub problem. If you push the bike forward do the pedals turn?

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    Sounds like you need a new rear hub. I've heard stories of the freehub body seizing up and I don't know if it can be fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barba
    I think you mean a freehub problem. If you push the bike forward do the pedals turn?
    yes exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhputt
    yes exactly.
    You could see if a shop could just lube it up, but there are also replacement freehubs available. I have never tried to service one myself, so I can't be much help. Here is the link to the Park instructions:
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=45

    Good luck.

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