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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There may not be a freehub problem at all. Often crap, twigs and string gets caught up by the wheel and wound into the space between the wheel hub and cassette causing excess friction and the symptoms you describe.
Look behind the cassette and if you see a bunch of stuff there, start by cleaning it out. It may be easier if you remove the cassette, but that isn't necessary. If that solves the problem, you don't have to service the freehub --- yet.
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