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Thanks everyone for all the help and pointers. Here's what I did. I unscrewed the nut on the sprocket side and was expecting a bunch of "stuff" to come springing out. Nothing happened. Just a long spring which is called a clutch spring (Sheldon Brown).
I poured a bunch of Triflow in there and greased up all the ball bearings on both sides. I put everything back together and according to Brown, not to tighten it too much.
So far everything works well. I can pull on the chain and finally the mechanism inside actually moves back and forth. It was really really tight before probably from no oil. (Maybe that's what the hole in the hub is for
Now I noticed I'm missing a few parts.
Indicator Spindle (chain) is broken. One of the links is half busted.
Cone Lock washer
Missing Right Axle Nut. Probably why the chain is broken.
I think ordering those 3 things from Harris Cyclery will fix it.
When I look at the exploded diagram from Sheldon Brown, I think some parts of the right side have been put on the left side (like the cone lock washer according to the diagram)
Now I need help with chainguard and rear fender. I'll start a new thread.
Last edited by triplebutted; 01-26-09 at 10:57 PM.