Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-10-08, 02:32 PM   #1
cat stevens
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
back gear cogs

I might have messed my back wheel up, have been trying to sort it out for last few hours and wonder if its a write off, would be grateful for any advice. The problem is turning the pedals no longer turns the wheel, just makes a sort off worling noise, also if the wheel goes around and the pedals aren't being turned the chain trys to come off. cheers for any help.
cat stevens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-08, 03:14 PM   #2
Bikewer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A little more information or a picture might help. Is your bike equipped with a freewheel, or a more modern free-hub? If the rear cogset is turning when you pedal and not transmitting power to the wheel, then the pawls that engage the hub are likely shot.
Bikewer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-08, 04:15 PM   #3
DannoXYZ 
Senior Member
 
DannoXYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saratoga, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 11,606
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Sounds like the pawls aren't catching... Grease probably hardened up inside the freewheel/freehub. Spray some WD40 into the gap between the outer spinning part of the freewheel and inner stationary part. Spin it into the freewheel really good to clean out the old grease and gunk. Then drop some heavy oil in and you should be set.
DannoXYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-08, 04:48 PM   #4
jgedwa
surly old man
 
jgedwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Carlisle, PA
Bikes: IRO Mark V, Karate Monkey half fat, Trek 620 IGH, Cannondale 26/24 MTB, Amp Research B3, and more.
Posts: 3,347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
+1. almost promise it will solve it.
__________________
Cross Check Nexus7, IRO Mark V, Trek 620 Nexus7, Karate Monkey half fat, IRO Model 19 fixed, Amp Research B3, Surly 1x1 half fat fixed, and more...
--------------------------
SB forever
jgedwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:10 PM.