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Need Help. Unidentified freehub on a Nashbar Fatbike

Old 02-19-20, 03:25 PM
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Need Help. Unidentified freehub on a Nashbar Fatbike

I purchased a Nashbar fatbike a few years ago (#NB-AFAT). The freehub is kaput. It "slips" and the "ratchet" doesn't engage anymore. I live in Quebec, Canada where the temperature is frequently below 0 degF. So at first I thought the grease was too thick in colder weather and prevented the "ratchet" to work effectively. But now even at room temperature the problem remains. Nashbar having bankrupted; the new owner doesn't have the technical specs of those bikes anymore. Does anyone know what would be a replacement freehub ? Or can anyone identify what is this freehub ? Thanks folks.




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Soak it in diesel.
It might free up?
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Definitely try soaking it in something. Many years ago I had a Shimano 105 6sp freehub start "freewheeling" in both directions in cold weather. I sprayed WD-40 in it and it started working again.
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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
Soak it in diesel.
It might free up?
Originally Posted by Eric S. View Post
Definitely try soaking it in something. Many years ago I had a Shimano 105 6sp freehub start "freewheeling" in both directions in cold weather. I sprayed WD-40 in it and it started working again.
Yep, you guys are not the only ones to suggest this. I flushed the freehub with chain lube and plan to soak it in oil, and it seems to "engage" well this morning; although not re-installed onto wheel with full force applied. Thank you !!
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If you need one this looks like it. https://www.ebay.com/i/253446722667?...SABEgK3iPD_BwE
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If you need one this looks like it. https://www.ebay.com/i/253446722667?...SABEgK3iPD_BwE
The threads on mine seem "finer". (8 vs 5)
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