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    Back Pedaling Issue

    I have a 3x9 setup and it is working well, except one thing,

    when I am backing it into it's floor stand the crank back pedals,

    I know it is not supposed to do that, I just don't know how to fix it

    any suggestions?

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    If you are pushing the bike backwards the cranks will spin backwards .. whats the problem?
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    Back Pedaling Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBoyNV View Post
    I have a 3x9 setup and it is working well, except one thing,

    when I am backing it into it's floor stand the crank back pedals,

    I know it is not supposed to do that, I just don't know how to fix it

    any suggestions?
    I suggest you think about this a bit more.

    It is entirely normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2 View Post
    If you are pushing the bike backwards the cranks will spin backwards .. whats the problem?
    The bike is a freewheel, not a fixed gear, the only time the pedals should be moving Backward with the wheel is on a fixed gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBoyNV View Post
    The bike is a freewheel, not a fixed gear, the only time the pedals should be moving Backward with the wheel is on a fixed gear.
    Positively incorrect ... go pick any bike you like and push it backwards and let us know what happens with the cranks. I will save you the trouble, they will spin backwards.

    Its when the bike is moving forward that the cranks can "coast"
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    Back Pedaling Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBoyNV View Post
    The bike is a freewheel, not a fixed gear, the only time the pedals should be moving Backward with the wheel is on a fixed gear.
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    This problem is typically caused by pawls on the freehub. Removal of the pawls will fix the problem, and the pedals will no longer move when you roll the bike backward.

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    or you can

    (A) grab the saddle and lift the rear wheel off the ground
    or
    (B) remove the chain

    these will keep the cranks from spinning backwards
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