(I checked the Sheldon Brown site but didn't find anything.)
Today, it was 9 degrees F out and I went for a ride on my year old Raleigh Passage 4.5. I had a problem with my freehub. Seems that the freehub would intermittently engage. If I pedaled then coasted, the crank would not engage when I tried to resume pedaling. The crank would just spin and I would slow down to a stop. I would have to spin the crank by hand several revs as fast as I could before it would catch again. Then I could re-mount and ride until I let off pedaling. As soon as I coasted the crank would lose its purchase on whatever it grabs onto and I would have to stop and repeat the crank spin technique until it caught again.
I think the lube in the freehub, combined with grit, froze and hardened and kept the freehub from operating properly. I ride this bike in dusty conditions.
How do I go about cleaning/lubing it, if that is indeed it's problem?