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    Pedals go round when not pedalling?

    I was testing out a bmx and when I cycle you can't just stop pedalling because the pedals keep going round! It's so annoying but it was a nice bmx and really cheap if I buy it.

    Is there an easy way to fix this or not?

    thanks

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    It's already fixed. You'd need to replace the fixed cog with a freewheel cog to coast.

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    how much would that be? is it difficult to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeedABike View Post
    how much would that be? is it difficult to do?
    anyone know?

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    Post a close up picture of the rear hub, so we can look at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by MY26INCHCRUISER View Post
    Post a close up picture of the rear hub, so we can look at it
    Ok I will tomorrow thanks

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    sounds like a fixie to me. bmx bikes are never fixed gear, unless someone wanted a fixed gear bmx cruiser

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    OR it COULD be the free wheel is just stuck, in which case a little penetrating oil will free it back up
    "Whenever I see an adult riding a bicycle, I know there is hope for mankind." (H. G. Wells)

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    Sorry it took so long but here are the pictures...



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    Blast it with WD40, give it twenty minutes to soak in, and go ride. When it comes time to stop pedaling, hold your ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Blast it with WD40, give it twenty minutes to soak in, and go ride. When it comes time to stop pedaling, hold your ground.
    I don't understand what that means?

    Do the pictures help for how to fix this anyone?

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    The freewheel is rusted together
    You can buy a new one from the LBS for 19.00
    Try the wd40 first
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    Quote Originally Posted by INeedABike View Post
    I don't understand what that means?

    Do the pictures help for how to fix this anyone?
    When you stop pedaling, stand on the pedals, and don't let them turn, while you're still rolling. If you can't break the freewheel free, you'll need a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeedABike View Post
    Sorry it took so long but here are the pictures...


    A new freewheel and chain seem to be in order here.

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    Just remove the back wheel and take it to the bike shop and tell them you need a new freewheel installed.
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    Great thanks for the help everyone. I'll try today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    When you stop pedaling, stand on the pedals, and don't let them turn, while you're still rolling. If you can't break the freewheel free, you'll need a new one.
    Worked perfect!

    Had to give it a couple of goes and went a lot faster and then slammed back against the pedals and it came free.

    thanks man

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    Now that it's free, be sure to lubricate it again and often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeedABike View Post
    Worked perfect!

    Had to give it a couple of goes and went a lot faster and then slammed back against the pedals and it came free.

    thanks man
    No worries. That's what we're here for. As someone already mentioned, you'll want to get some proper lube in there, and on the chain now. WD40 is not a lube. And plan on a new chain and freewheel when you have the money. They looked pretty beat.

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