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Hello,
I am puzzled with an issue I had today while riding.
I noticed at times I would be pedaling having no traction,just like when you spin your pedals back.It would be a 1/6th of a full revolution.
It got to a point where the pedals would just spin with no motion.

I have checked the cassete sprocket and discovered that it had play,I adjusted that,I checked the bearing.They looked fine.
Problem still there.
The unit is a Shimano CS-HG30-81.
Thanks.

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just curious...was it really, really cold? lots of time the grease in a freehub body will get very thick in very cold weather and not allow the pawls to spring back up. used to be a huge problem back in the day with mavic wheels, we still see it with every variety of wheel now and then.
 

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I left my bike outside and it was proabably 35 Degrees outside that night and then i went to go pedal and it was kinda hard to pedal in the 1:1 gear. it felt like the grease inside it was frozen or very thick. is that what it was:confused:
 

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yes. most grease in bicycles is synthetic, but even so cold can affect everything. especially things with small moving parts like freehub bodies, pulley wheels on the rear derailleur, etc.

yeah, i hope our man degreased then repacked. and gasoline?? wow. myself, i would choose something a little less volatile.
 

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hardtailrider 14 said:
I left my bike outside and it was proabably 35 Degrees outside that night and then i went to go pedal and it was kinda hard to pedal in the 1:1 gear. it felt like the grease inside it was frozen or very thick. is that what it was:confused:
Its possible but I doubt it, 35 isnt very cold. I had 3 bikes in the back of my van all last weekend and it was 6 degrees but didnt have any issues. 1 was a sram dual , 1 was a Mavic and 1 was Dtswiss, but you could need to clean and regrease or oil it.
 

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tskdmz said:
yes. most grease in bicycles is synthetic, but even so cold can affect everything. especially things with small moving parts like freehub bodies, pulley wheels on the rear derailleur, etc.

yeah, i hope our man degreased then repacked. and gasoline?? wow. myself, i would choose something a little less volatile.
or at least did it outside:eek:
 
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