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Please forgive me if this is a bonehead question, but I must know. Obviously, when pedalling backwards, or just rolling forwards, there is no connection between the pedals and the wheel, the pedals remain stationary. However, when pushing my bike backwards the pedals are connected, and of course, spin. Not that I ride my bike backwards. I have yet to go down a hill this way. But if I did, my feet would have to keep up with the pedals as they spun out of control. Why is this? :confused:
 

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EBasil said:
because you have a ratchet on the freewheel. When your bike is rolling backward, what would happen if you put your foot on the pedal and pressed hard enough? It would stop, right?

So, what would happen if, in the same instance, you pushed really hard? Your bike would move forward. Like it's supposed to, so you can go places.

:D
Hahahah, CLassic
 
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