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Gears no longer attached to the axle?
#1
Hi all,
I was recently riding my bike home from school when I suddenly noticed that there was no effort required to turn the pedals. Thinking my chain had jumped off I stopped and inspected my bike to realize that in fact it was still on both the front and rear gears. Instead, when I turn the pedals the entire rack of rear gears (7 speed bike) spins on the axle without turning the wheel. Is this rear wheel totally busted or is it fixable? I need the bike to continue to function for another two weeks before I move across the country so temporary fixes are fine! Please help!
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#2
It is fixable.
The freewheel (or freehub?) ratchet has stopped working.
It possibly may just be sticking and you could try WD40 but more than likely you will have to get a new part. Your LBS should be able to sort it fairly quickly if they have the parts and tool required.

See Sheldon for info':- http://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html
Ride hard or ride home alone!
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