No Wheel Drive!



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Stephen Harding

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Hauled my bike out of the barn to begin my commute to work this morning and low and behold, I can
spin my pedals in BOTH directions! No wheel drive!

We're expecting 2-3 inches of snow this afternoon so rather than swap out the rear studded knobby
for my Avocet cross, I opted for the 4WD truck.

What happened??? It was fine when I arrived home Friday night through the 3-4 inches of snow that
piled up then.

My suspicion is the gear pawls in the freewheel hub froze closed. Perhaps I backpedaled a bit on
arriving at the barn door on Friday night, and the pawls will not click out to engage.

I'm going to try and leave the bike in a warm place over night tonight and see if I have gears
back again tomorrow morning. This has never happened to me before. I don't think anything is
actually broken.

SMH
 
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Bran Everseekin

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Stephen Harding <[email protected]> spake thusly on or about Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:12:36 UTC

-> What happened??? It was fine when I arrived home Friday night through -> the 3-4 inches of snow
that piled up then. -> -> My suspicion is the gear pawls in the freewheel hub froze closed. ->
Perhaps I backpedaled a bit on arriving at the barn door on Friday -> night, and the pawls will not
click out to engage. -> I suspect you are right. you might want ot use a lighter grease or even an
oil in the winter.
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I hurt before the ride so fibro gives me a head start on the rest of the pack. silver lining?
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Stephen Harding

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[email protected] wrote:

> Stephen Harding <[email protected]> spake thusly on or about Mon, 10 Feb
>
> -> What happened??? It was fine when I arrived home Friday night through -> the 3-4 inches of snow
> that piled up then. -> -> My suspicion is the gear pawls in the freewheel hub froze closed. ->
> Perhaps I backpedaled a bit on arriving at the barn door on Friday -> night, and the pawls will
> not click out to engage. -> I suspect you are right. you might want ot use a lighter grease or
> even an oil in the winter.

Wierd that this problem didn't occur last week or the week before when temps hit 0-ish (F)
and below.

Must have something to do with the snow accumulating in the cluster.

SMH
 
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Bran Everseekin

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Stephen Harding <[email protected]> spake thusly on or about Mon, 10 Feb 2003 20:36:41 UTC

-> Wierd that this problem didn't occur last week or the week before when -> temps hit 0-ish (F) and
below. -> -> Must have something to do with the snow accumulating in the cluster. -> ->

If I am going to have problems it usually happens after it has gotten near or above freezing for a
day or two then drops again. My son managed to freeze his chain quite well when we went from 3C to
-30C over night. two minutes with a heat gun and we were rolling again.... though he was still mad
that I laughed.

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I hurt before the ride so fibro gives me a head start on the rest of the pack. silver lining?
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Woody Turgid

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As a temporary "get back" repair, you can convert the hub to a fixed gear by stuffing twigs,
shoelace or weeds between the spokes and the biggest cog. Then the bike will go whichever way
you pedal.

"Stephen Harding" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> Hauled my bike out of the barn to begin my commute to work this morning and low and behold, I can
> spin my pedals in BOTH directions! No wheel drive!
>
> We're expecting 2-3 inches of snow this afternoon so rather than swap out the rear studded knobby
> for my Avocet cross, I opted for the 4WD truck.
>
> What happened??? It was fine when I arrived home Friday night through the 3-4 inches of snow that
> piled up then.
>
> My suspicion is the gear pawls in the freewheel hub froze closed. Perhaps I backpedaled a bit on
> arriving at the barn door on Friday night, and the pawls will not click out to engage.
>
> I'm going to try and leave the bike in a warm place over night tonight and see if I have gears
> back again tomorrow morning. This has never happened to me before. I don't think anything is
> actually broken.
>
>
> SMH

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