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    Freehub Problem

    Recently on a ride I noticed that whenever I stop pedaling, the pedals continue to move. When I got back I took a look at it and it seems like my freehub is gunked up. Is there a way for me to clean it and regrease it? Or will I need to get a new freehub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twigman503 View Post
    Recently on a ride I noticed that whenever I stop pedaling, the pedals continue to move. When I got back I took a look at it and it seems like my freehub is gunked up. Is there a way for me to clean it and regrease it? Or will I need to get a new freehub?

    Thanks
    This has been covered many times in this forum. Use the search function!

    Oh, all right: http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...ehub-service-1 *grumble*...
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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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