Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
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Originally Posted by Dustintendo
i just picked up a panasonic made schwinn letour for 12 bucks as a beater. i dont really wanna throw too much money or work into it but the freewheel seems pretty sticky. sometimes it will coast a bit but most of the time it sticks up and slacks the chain. is this likely an issue that could be solved by cleaning and lubing it somehow or will i likely need to replace something?
Like the Hillbilly said, drip a little lube in it and it should free up. If it were my bike, I'd take the freewheel off, soak it in kerosene, clean it thoroughly, then drip Phil Tenacious Oil in from the backside. Freewheels treated this way don't seize up, and they're very quiet. I'm obsessive, though.
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