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Old 07-06-12, 03:06 PM
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"Wobbly" Huret freewheel

My daughter has a Gitane midget racer from the 70's with a Huret/Svelto 3 speed freewheel (OEM). It works fine but wobbles on the axle when coasting. Under load it "trues up" and runs straight. Is this normal behavior for this- not a high end component by any means but if this is a sign of impending failure I'd like to avoid a surprise down the road. Also if anyone knows- are these english or french threaded?
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Old 07-06-12, 03:10 PM
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PLEASE search for answers before posting, per New Posters Please READ THIS - 3 wobbly freewheel posts here in a week. Google "wobbly freewheel" would have given you About 56,800 results (0.21 seconds)

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Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
PLEASE search for answers before posting, per New Posters Please READ THIS - 3 wobbly freewheel posts here in a week. Google "wobbly freewheel" would have given you About 56,800 results (0.21 seconds)
Thank you, Mr. Snide.
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Thank you, Mr. Snide.
Actually, not snide, just a plea and two facts. Snide would have been something like "Apparently you missed the large cap post at the top of the forum, the Sheldon Brown links and don't know how to use Google."
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yes a " wobbly freewheel " is normal , nothing to worry about .
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Originally Posted by bikeman715 View Post
yes a " wobbly freewheel " is normal , nothing to worry about .
Thanks bikeman, appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
Actually, not snide, just a plea and two facts. Snide would have been something like "Apparently you missed the large cap post at the top of the forum, the Sheldon Brown links and don't know how to use Google."
Fair enough. In any event I'm just happy it won't lock up on her.
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Fair enough. In any event I'm just happy it won't lock up on her.
...and if you had even bothered to lift a pinkie as part of typing a search into Google, you would have been awarded with a video on Youtube in the first page of results.

So there...snide it is...

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Originally Posted by mrrabbit View Post
...and if you had even bothered to lift a pinkie as part of typing a search into Google, you would have been awarded with a video on Youtube in the first page of results.

So there...snide it is...

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