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Old 05-24-07, 07:42 PM
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Freewheel Problem

When I was cleaning my bike today I spun the cranks and noticed the freewheel and chain were wobbling just a little bit. I kept looking at it and they would wobble back-and-forth everytime the wheel went around. What's wrong with it and how can I fix it?
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Old 05-24-07, 08:15 PM
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Freewheels aren't worth fixing unless it's expensive or rare such as a Campagnolo. Just buy a new one, yours is blown.
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Old 05-24-07, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by wethepeople
Freewheels aren't worth fixing unless it's expensive or rare such as a Campagnolo. Just buy a new one, yours is blown.
You summed it up pretty well. you should get a new wheel while your at it
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Old 05-25-07, 03:15 AM
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Unless it's just a loose freewheel?
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Unless it's just a loose freewheel?
thats true, it happened on my old wheel
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Old 05-25-07, 07:28 AM
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Take your wheel off to make sure the freewheel isn't just loose. Also make sure it's not a loose sprocket.

If the freewheel is stiff when you spin it, take it off and try putting it in a disposable cup and douse it in WD-40. WD-40 is thin enough to get inside it and clean out most of the gunk, if this helps, the put it back on, if not drop $20 on a new one. Read this for more help:
https://www.gsportbmx.com/ask/index.php#q8

EDIT: I just realized you probly don't have a freewheel tool, so you might have to take it to a shop to get it off.
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