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Old 01-12-22, 01:08 PM
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Cold weather update

I took this UO14 for a ride today in the 40 degree weather and noticed some problems in back. I got a loose chain hanging on top of the chainstay and quite sketchy take up. I thought perhaps it was the simplex RD derailleur tension spring at first. Getting it home, it seems as thought the freewheel doesnít really want to freewheel very well. I thought I would give you heliocomatic naysayers a chance to gloat a bit.

So, searching a bit reveals another special tool to disassemble the freewheel to get at the bearings. I think I will blast some brake cleaner in there without disassembly first to see what I get. Itís French, so one has to get aquatinted with it I guess.
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