Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by supercooper, 20 Feb 2015.

  1. supercooper

    supercooper Well-Known Member

    I have just bought a brand new fixie with a flip flop hub and done less than 50 miles on it when the freewheel started to spin both ways ,,,,,,,,,,,,,please help!
  2. Rohloff_Brompton_Rider

    Rohloff_Brompton_Rider Formerly just_fixed

    Sounds like normal for non white industries freewheel. It'll need an oil bath at best...strip n grease with new bearings at worst. No big deal really...loads of vids on YouTube
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  3. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Take it back from where you bought it. that's not really meant to happen :sad:

  4. OP

    supercooper Well-Known Member

    I got it from wiggle
  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Contact them to arrange repair
  6. Rohloff_Brompton_Rider

    Rohloff_Brompton_Rider Formerly just_fixed

    Fair point, The cheaper freewheels, IME, never have enough grease or lube in them. Ensure you dribble lube into the new one - that way you'll be keeping the risk of seizure reduced. Or if your comfortable in your capabilities, strip n grease it before usage.
  7. phantasmagoriana

    phantasmagoriana Über Member

    Flip the wheel and go fixed. No such problems. ;)
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  8. Rohloff_Brompton_Rider

    Rohloff_Brompton_Rider Formerly just_fixed

    This +1
  9. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    More a case of the opposite problem ... Instead of always freewheeling when you did not want it to, it would never freewheel when you did want it to! :whistle::laugh:
  10. Joffey

    Joffey Über Member

    What is the problem that causes this? It has happened to mine too...
  11. anothersam

    anothersam SMIDSMe

    Far East Sussex
    Although traditionally it is recumbent riders who have been accused of going over to the Dark Side, I think it is time to put fixed riders there, too. Anyone who pedals every single inch of the way cannot possibly be trusted to ride a bike, let alone run a galaxy.


    Needless to say I ride freewheel ss, and feel the forces of goodness and light whenever I coast.
    raleighnut and potsy like this.
  12. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Single speed is a poor man's fixed

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