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    freewheel rubbing against my spokes on my SS...

    What kind of spacer can I get? Can I buy a bb 1 mm spacer? Or are there freewheel specific spacers out there?

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    pics. something is seriously wrong w/ yr setup.

    ed: wait, not the teeth, right?
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    pic would be useful
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    Glad to see I'm not the only one confused by this question.

    A picture would definitely help, but I will throw out there that you might need to redish your wheel. Just a possible suggestion.
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    sorry..no pic. I have a shimano ss freewheel and a formula/mavic flip flop wheelset. On the freewheel side, i noticed that when i thread the freewheel all the way on and spin the cranks backwards, its not as smooth and i suspect that the side of the freewheel is rubbing.. Perhaps rubbing closer to the threads where i can't really see. When I spin the cranks backwards with my road bike, it seems to spin longer and without any sort of resistance.

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    What does that have anything to do with spokes?

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    what!?

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    My pedals are rubbing against my saddle.. What kind of spacer can I get to fix this?
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    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    my rear tire is rubbing against my fork can someone help me out?

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    you need a new freewheel...

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    I'll try to be helpful.....your freewheel is probably a POS... you would be able to see if it was rubbing against the spokes


    EDIT: just saw that it is a shimano freewheel - they suck but will get a little better with age after they break in

    if you want to remove most of the resistance you are feeling plan on dropping some coin on the white industries freewheels

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    Think of your freewheel as a ratchet. When pedaling, it is engaged. When coasting or pedaling backwards, the pawls have to slide (in the opposite direction) over the teeth you engage when pedaling. Wear will improve this as the spring that engages the pawl wears in and as the grease/oil breaks down a bit.

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    Good point..thanks guys!

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