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Old 10-04-15, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
Pedals revolve backwards when I am off the bike and push it in reverse. The bike has a derailleur. Is there something wrong here?
If they didn't, there would be.

Think about it for one minute. If you push the pedals forward they drive the wheel, if you push the pedals backward nothing happens. Likewise, if you push the bike forward nothing happens.

So by logical (and mechanical) extension, the last possibility, pushing the bike backward, would pull the pedals back.
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