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Old 12-17-12, 02:17 PM
Bill Kapaun
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Originally Posted by jim hughes View Post
I won't discard a $20 assembly like a freewheel if I can fix it. I could put on a new one and be unlucky the next day, be forced to ride through more wet sand and be right back where I started.

I've tried soaking in solvent and flushing with WD40 without success; the sand just didn't dissolve or find it's way out. So I have to disassemble. Using a heavier lube inside the freewheel - I don't know if that would help, or make things worse. How is a chain lube expected to repel sand?
You won't spend $20 for a new FW IF you can fix it, but apparently, you CAN'T fix it without major disassembly.
However, you'll spend the money for a new wheel set to use on your salted roads.

Doesn't make sense to me......Time is worth something.
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