Intermittent engagement of freewheel

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  • Premier Icon dawson
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    This morning’s ride turned into a walk as my freewheel decided to spin both ways.

    Shimano deore hub.

    cue lots of swearing and started walking home..

    on a downhill section, it then magically decided to work.. so i was able to cycle the remaining 1 mile home.

    Is this a sign that the ratchet/pawls are being tempramental? are they sticking open, and so not engaging – it did do a couple of ‘klanks’ on a ride last week so I’m wondering if it be just better to replace rather than risk a long walk home again.

    Premier Icon Del
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    buy a new one, it’s fubar, unless it’s significantly below zero where you are.

    Pete B
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    You can disassemble Shimano freehubs, clean & reassemble.*
    I used to.
    Then I decided it was easier to buy a new one.
    That was before I decided Shimano rear hubs are shit & best avoided.

    *Lots of stupid little ball bearings will roll all over the shop if you’re not very careful.

    project
    Member

    mine slipped a few weeks ago on an uphill launched me over the bars, and a chap in the bike shop last year had really nasty, chain ring saw marks deep into his right calf.

    DUMP IT NOW, IT WILL HURT YOU.

    Pete B
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    And if it doesn’t hurt you it can leave you stranded.

    houndlegs
    Member

    Had this happen a month back, when I stripped it down, it was pretty much a mix of swarf and bearings, shot to bits.
    Shove a new one on, its a simple enough job.

    Premier Icon dawson
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    thanks all.

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