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Old 10-08-09, 12:05 PM
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trouble in bikeland....

so i have an olf fuji roadbike, i was riding the other day and it just stopped working. i can't pedal forwards, liek it's locked. i can pedal backwards and my chain is fuine, adequately lubed...

i feel silly, but what is srong with it?
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Old 10-08-09, 01:28 PM
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Sounds like it could be your bottom bracket that seized up. Have you done any maintenance on it lately?
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Old 10-08-09, 01:31 PM
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I've seen this happen when a tight link in the chain failed to pass through the rear derailleur. This is potentially damaging to the derailleur and frame.

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Originally Posted by Al1943 View Post
I've seen this happen when a tight link in the chain failed to pass through the rear derailleur. This is potentially damaging to the derailleur and frame.

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+2 (seen it twice)

I couldn't ever imagine a totally seized BB (aside from the cups in the shell), the wear from the bearings/dirt against the races would constantly be shaving metal away to prevent seizing.
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I couldn't ever imagine a totally seized BB (aside from the cups in the shell), the wear from the bearings/dirt against the races would constantly be shaving metal away to prevent seizing.
I had it happen on a crappy bike that had a plastic cup around a fully enclosed bottom bracket. Why do manufactures make such crap!
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Freewheel fail, my guess.
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