Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the October Giveaway for a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot urban gravel bike from Van Dessel Cycles


Nothing happens when I pedal
#1
I was riding my bike yesterday, when I heard a like grinding pop from my rear rim and then my wheel would turn but when i went to peddle it was not going anywhere just spinning spinning free... kinda like when you freewheel it back wards... only this was forward... what happened and how do I trouble shoot and repair?
Rodney

  Reply
#2
Hi Rodney,
It sounds like the pawls inside your freewheel or cassette body are worn. You'll likely have to replace them. Take your rear wheel off and check with your hand to see if the rear sprockets are still catching. They should spin counter-clockwise (with a clicking noise) but they shouldn't be able to turn clockwise (that's what makes your rear wheel turn forward).
Here's some videos on replacing these:<br />
http://bikeride.com/replace-freewheel/<br />
http://bikeride.com/freehub-body/

  Reply


Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Looking for information
Yesterday 06:47 PM
Bikes on the balcony for winter
Yesterday 06:25 PM
What do you like about gravel bikes?
Yesterday 06:59 AM
The deadliest U.S. counties for cyclists
10-27-2020 08:44 PM
Hello from Maine!
10-27-2020 08:41 PM
How to remove a Dork disc
10-27-2020 07:19 PM
2020 road cycling season
10-27-2020 07:18 PM
Colnago CLX, unknown year
10-27-2020 04:26 PM
Holes in my road tires
10-26-2020 08:35 PM
Shimano chain master link
10-26-2020 08:28 PM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
27 posts
no avatar 2. JoJoJo
9 posts
no avatar 3. Sagan97
8 posts
no avatar 4. Papa Dom
7 posts
no avatar 5. Painkiller
7 posts