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Freewheel/cassete moving when wheels are turning

Old 09-21-08, 08:19 PM
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Freewheel/cassete moving when wheels are turning

I have an older schwinn road bike with a couple of problems. The pedals will turn on their own if the bike is moving forwards. On the stand, I get the pedals going and if I stop them from moving, there's a lot of slack in the chain. I can put my hand on the cassete to stop it from turning, but then the rear wheel moves a lot slower. Any ideas about what's goin' on?
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Freewheel needs to be taken off and the pawls need oil. Or if you don't have the freewheel tool, try spraying some wd-40 or putting oil from the front.
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