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Back-pedalling, Freehub help

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Funtboy, 10 Jun 2008.

  1. Funtboy

    Funtboy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London via Jarrow
    Thanks for everyone's help with my back-pedalling problem. There were two issues. I hadn't lubed the whole cassette (that's the cogs isn't it?) and freehub area after blasting it with de-greaser. It had seized. I just drenched it in lube and it worked. Anyway, there is another problem; the freehub protector has somehow dislodged itself from the correct position and is rubbing against the cogs in free-wheel. The long and short of it is that I need to dismantle the cassette to re-adjust the protector. Is this easy? Anyone got a good link?

    Many thanks all...
     
  2. OP
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    Funtboy

    Funtboy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London via Jarrow
    Okay lads, I found something. Cheers
     
  3. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    I'm not sure what sort of freehub you have but they're normally a sealed unit. Spraying a bit of degreaser (or lube) onto the cassette shouldn't have any effect on it. If it has you've probably knackered your hub as well.

    Freehub protector? Do you mean spoke protector?
     
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    Funtboy

    Funtboy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London via Jarrow
    Actually it's not the freehub but the cassette that was seized up, I think. A few months ago I degreased it to buggery but didn't lube up afterwards. It is fine now after I lubed it today. The protector is a problem. I guess it is the spoke protector I'm talking about; the plastic disc between the cogs (cassette?) and the spokes? I know some people remove them but I'm wary of doing that. What do you think?
     
  5. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    It's so good I'll give it again :wacko:
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/bikemap.asp
    (I did suggest that you saved it) you could/should also look at
    http://sheldonbrown.com/articles.html
    Sheldon Brown (RIP) has helped more cyclists than possibly anyone else on this planet (in my opinion).
     
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    Funtboy

    Funtboy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London via Jarrow
    Sorry chief. I did look at the parktool thing but it scared me. I've sussed it now anyway. My lockring, chain whip and mask are on order.

    Cheers fella.
     
  7. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member