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    White Industries Eno Freewheel : Break-in period?

    I just installed a spanking new WI Eno freewheel on my DA Hubs (getting ready for the double century!). Ok, it looks great and solid etc etc.....but it appears that as if coasting presents some resistance, so much that it can even spin the cranks if I do not hold on to them. Is this normal? I mean for a new WI Eno? Just wondering if there is some break in time required.

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    I think there is a little bit if a break in period. You might need to do a double century or two before doing your double century.

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    No break in period on a freewheel. Resistance is higher with a white freewheel due to the increased amount of internal pawls.

    Ride the bike.

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    I have thousands of miles on my ENO FW,.... still does as you mention.

    My guess is is likely due to the pawls in conjunction with a huge sealed bearing which has pretty good lipseals on them.

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    eeeks.....you mean if i 'backpedal' I can actually slow down the bike considerably??

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    then don't, but no
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    Maybe by 0.1mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boostbutt View Post
    eeeks.....you mean if i 'backpedal' I can actually slow down the bike considerably??
    If you are concerned, I'll trade you. I have a sweet ACS.

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    Haven't had that problem with mine. You didn't get one of those six pawl trials (green lock ring) freewheels, did you?
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    When some wild eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs you by the throat and taps the back of your favorite head head against the barroom wall, and he looks crooked in the eye, and he ask you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    If you are concerned, I'll trade you. I have a sweet ACS.
    That's a bad deal, I'll give him Dicta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyryder View Post
    Haven't had that problem with mine. You didn't get one of those six pawl trials (green lock ring) freewheels, did you?
    No I got the red ones....guess thats their 'standard' offering.

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    Yeah, red's the normal one. I really don't have that problem with mine, but maybe my bottom bracket is tight.

    If I had to choose between a Dicta or an ACS, I'd take the Dicta. My experience is that it's more reliable. Ain't giving up my White, though.
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    chain could be too tight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_don View Post
    chain could be too tight?
    I was thinking about that last night...I might experiment a little later.

    I made the chain to be almost as tight as it would be if it was an FG (my previous setup!).....

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