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    Freehub Problem?

    I went out for a ride this morning. Pedaling backwards would cause the chain to kink up and feel like it would come off. I am now home. I took off the wheel. There is a great deal of resistance turning the cassette counter clockwise.
    Ultegra 9 speed.

    Any insight into this problem will be appreciated.

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    Take the freehub off and oil the paws.
    Why are you pedaling backwards, that will not make u slowdown!
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Take the freehub off and oil the paws.
    Why are you pedaling backwards, that will not make u slowdown!
    Just to get pedals into position. I am now in the process of removing the cassette.

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    Upon removing the cassette I found a long cord in between the freehub and the hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Take the freehub off and oil the paws.
    Why are you pedaling backwards, that will not make u slowdown!
    #promechaniclife

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    That's what I was thinking.

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    .... wax them? ....no rules!



    ..... WAX , a lot of WAX, that'll fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    .... wax them?
    I prefer peanut butter. Chunky is best.

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    I hate to say this but the problem is not completely solved. When I spin the rear wheel backwards, the pedals turn. What next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniell View Post
    I hate to say this but the problem is not completely solved. When I spin the rear wheel backwards, the pedals turn. What next?
    Replace the freehub body, or have a shop replace the freehub body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 202cycle View Post
    Replace the freehub body, or have a shop replace the freehub body.
    There could be other issues.

    Check the seals. A bad seal in the freehub can cause this exact problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 202cycle View Post
    Replace the freehub body, or have a shop replace the freehub body.
    Take it apart and lube the pawls. Feel for bearing friction and binding. If the bearings feel bac you can pry the seals out and lube them, or just buy a new freehub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniell View Post
    I hate to say this but the problem is not completely solved. When I spin the rear wheel backwards, the pedals turn. What next?
    This is completely normal. It's the same as turning the pedals forward. What do you expect to happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    This is completely normal. It's the same as turning the pedals forward. What do you expect to happen?
    I think it is more accurate to say that it is common rather than normal. It reflects high friction when coasting. Could be clearances, seals, heavy lube, etc. Decades of Campy freehubs and I have never had one that would have enough friction to move the cranks when the back wheel is spun backward (like you were coasting).

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    Spun. Backwards.


    Backwards.

    If you spin the wheel backwards the crank has to turn...the drive is engaged. It has nothing to do w/ seals or anything else. Nothing else can happen. It has nothing to do w/ coasting, the wheel moves forward when coasting.
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    Darn you cxwrench with your keen reading eyes and mechanical prowess! Does OP mean forward and the pedals still spin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    Darn you cxwrench with your keen reading eyes and mechanical prowess! Does OP mean forward and the pedals still spin?
    Keen reading eyes? Thanks to the progressive lenses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Spun. Backwards.


    Backwards.

    If you spin the wheel backwards the crank has to turn...the drive is engaged. It has nothing to do w/ seals or anything else. Nothing else can happen. It has nothing to do w/ coasting, the wheel moves forward when coasting.
    Doh! At least I covered my butt a little by saying "like you were coasting."

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