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    Can't peddel my bike :(

    I have a Mongoose Villan, I am not sure how old it is but it hasn't been riden many times. I have been trying to get back into biking so I got it out today and when I went to peddal I almost feel flat on my face. The hub would just free wheel then I would crank it again and it would be fine. Then it would go back to free wheeling. This was not a department store bike but it may not be under warrenty any more so I'd like to try and get some idea of what I am getting into. Any ideas?

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    Your imaginary friend. fuzzbox's Avatar
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    English plz.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    saturate the gap near the ring on your freewheel (as seen here in green) with wd-40 and start turning the chainwheel. if nothing happens repeat the process three or four times. If the freewheel starts engaging then you can throw some three-in-one oil in the same gap and work it in over the course of the next few days. The wd40 will keep killing the oil for a while, so you have to repeat the 3in1 application a few times.

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    thanks I'll try that

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    ..Or just buy a new freewheel for $10.

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