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Chain Keeps Coming Off While Riding
#1
I have a Cannondale Adventure 400

When I am riding, and I stop pedaling and just "coast", keeping the pedals in the same spot, the chain bunches up and then sometimes comes off.

In doing some troubleshooting, I discovered the following;
1). If I take my feet OFF the pedals - the pedals want to still turn rather than just stay in the spot where they are. (I have another Cannondale and it DOES NOT exhibit that symptom)

2). If I rotate the pedals backwards - it cause the problem to happen quicker.

3). If I just walk the bike beside me, the pedals want to rotate too. (I have another Cannondale and it DOES NOT exhibit that symptom)

Any help would be appreciated.
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#2
Your freewheel or freehub needs lubrication.
Nigel
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#3
Okay thanks - but is that the rear sprocket or the one where the pedals are???

I am assuming I just remove and lubricate?

Any tips???


(05-08-2011, 08:36 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  Your freewheel or freehub needs lubrication.
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#4
I do not know if your bike has a freewheel or cassette.

Take a look at the following videos:
How to Replace A Freewheel
How to Replace a Cassette Cluster
How to Replace a Freehub Body
Nigel
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#5
Beware! this is a potentionally dangerous fault as the chain can catch into the wheel and throw you off the bike.
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