Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Sounds like the ratchet pawls are either broken, or more likely withdrawn and not springing back to engage. the cause could be anything from dirt, thick dried grease, rust, or on some types a broken pawl spring.
Depending on the rear hub, you're looking at a field strip and inspection, then either a clean, lube & rebuild, or a new freehub body.
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