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Old 09-04-07, 01:41 PM   #1
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Pedal is still moving

My bike's pedal and chain are started to moving without pedaling. So I could not ride my bike anymore. Is there anyone has any idea what is wrong with my bike? thanks
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Old 09-04-07, 01:49 PM   #2
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My bike's pedal and chain are started to moving without pedaling. So I could not ride my bike anymore. Is there anyone has any idea what is wrong with my bike? thanks
It's haunted....

Seriously, your freewheel probably needs to be overhauled/cleaned.
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Old 09-04-07, 01:59 PM   #3
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So, do I need to change whole backwheel?
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No, just pull the rear wheel off and flush out the freewheel with WD-40. You should see all kinds of gnarly stuff come running out. Try spinning the freewheel backwards and alternately spraying, it should free up for you. let it sit a day or two for the WD to evaporate then lube with oil. Not the perfect method, but it will work.

For perfection either complete disassembly and cleaning or replacement is required.
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I took the rearwheel off and the middle part of wheel appears like this. Spraying WD-40 and cleaning the wheel is enough?
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Ooooo... That doesn't look right. I think a trip to the bike hospital is in order.
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Old 09-07-07, 02:35 PM   #7
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looks like its cross threaded to me. I had that trouble on one of my bikes and cant get the tool in to remove it
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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You haved a fixed gear bike, my friend.
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