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Old 12-29-14, 01:48 PM
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New Freewheel and Rear Wheel seems to spin Freely

Hi,

I need some help and orientations.
I bought a new freewheel to my rear wheel and after installing the rear wheel continue to spin freely.

I checked everything already, the axle are moving nice and very firm, the freewheel was installed correctly and not to tighten

Thanks for your attention.

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Not clear...
Do you mean that the freewheel isn't engaging with the hub?
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Not clear...
Do you mean that the freewheel isn't engaging with the hub?
Yes... I just take it off the freewheel and put it back and it seems a problem on the threads on the hub
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Following this:

Installing Freewheels
Installing a freewheel is quite easy, and requires no tools at all. Basically you just screw the freewheel on as you would screw the cap onto a jar. The final tightening will occur by "foot power" as soon as you ride up your first hill. You can feel the freewheel slip forward. Still, if you are building up a bicycle for someone else, it's a good idea to tighten the sprockets with a chain tool, or to pedal the bicycle in all the threaded sprockets, to avoid creating the impression that something is wrong.

The foot power is very considerable, and that's why it can be so hard to remove a freewheel that has been used for a while, especially on a bike with low gearing. To prevent future difficulty with removal, it is very important to grease the threads before screwing a freewheel onto your hub! -- Did that.

The type of grease used is not all that important, but you must use something. The anti-seize compound that is commonly used for spoke nipples also works.

Make very sure that the freewheel is going on straight. Freewheel threads are unusually fine for their diameter, and the aluminium threads on the hub are soft, easily damaged if you cross-thread the freewheel. Again, if the freewheel is going on straight but starts to bind, don't force it: you have mismatched threads and will damage the hub. -- I think this is what is happening, but the bike is brand new

Source: Traditional Thread-on Freewheels
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Are you saying the treads on the hub are stripped ? if so try using a tread file on them to reshape them . The treads on the freewheel are harden steel so it very unlikely they are , where the hub is a soft metal and can easy be miss shaped by the freewheel . You might get away with removing the freewheel and trying again and it might reshape the hub's treads . Or as DiabloScott stated and the freewheel not engaging ? if so try a light oil like triflo in the freewheel to free thing up as you spin it .
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Originally Posted by bikeman715
Are you saying the treads on the hub are stripped ? if so try using a tread file on them to reshape them . The treads on the freewheel are harden steel so it very unlikely they are , where the hub is a soft metal and can easy be miss shaped by the freewheel . You might get away with removing the freewheel and trying again and it might reshape the hub's treads . Or as DiabloScott stated and the freewheel not engaging ? if so try a light oil like triflo in the freewheel to free thing up as you spin it .
Are you saying the treads on the hub are stripped?
Yeap... they are stripped, there is nothing holding the freewheel into the hub I will try a tread file on them to reshape.
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Originally Posted by virtu
Are you saying the treads on the hub are stripped?
Yeap... they are stripped, there is nothing holding the freewheel into the hub I will try a tread file on them to reshape.
If it new then I would return the wheel (hub) to the seller for a replacement .
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Originally Posted by bikeman715
If it new then I would return the wheel (hub) to the seller for a replacement .
Yes, brand new, bought it on November 18th.
Just calling Pacific Cycle.

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