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  • BMX freewheel and rear hub

     bry5 updated 11 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
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  • bry5

    25 May 2009 at 1:51 pm

    The young uns freewheel is borked, it will spin intermittently when pedaling, without driving the wheel.

    I am out of my comfort zone with this kind of repair, is it a new rear hub or just a new freewheel?

    Which drives the wheel on a bmx? Which contains the ratcheting mechanism?

    The freewheel is a DNP 14t by the way, the rear hub some generic steel model.

    Thanks guys.


  • tomlevell

    25 May 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I’d assume it’s a freewheel on it. Generally they aren’t very well sealed (which isn’t really a problem for BMX) so if you can get a GT85 nozel into the bearings then spray lads of that in and spin the cranks a lot. That might solve it.

    Otherwise a new Shimano Freewheel.

  • bry5

    25 May 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Cheers, I will give it a go, maybe the ratchet mechanism is bunged up, not returning, which would explain why the freewheel only works intermittently.

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