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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Odds are there's more of that thread wound around the hub behind the freewheel, binding the hub and sprockets making the freewheel less free. Get a flashlight and take a look behind the freewheel, and if you can't see clear to the hub, that's your problem.
Sometimes you can clear it with a screwdriver or ice cream stick, other times it's wound so tight that you have to remove the freewheel to unwind it.
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