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sd

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Pedals turning when pushing
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:05:57 PM »
I believe you add a touch of oil to stop this but I have forgotten exactly where? Anyone thanks JB

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Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 10:43:52 PM »
Yes, a drop between the back side of the sprocket and the hub seal is the location.

However, it may not completely address the problem and can attract dust.

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Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 12:02:25 PM »
Humm. Is it a bad thing to see them turn?
I like to see mine turn but I use a Chainglider.
Turning equals no drag from the glider.
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Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 02:08:14 PM »
Rather not have the dust. I don't see the harm in pedals turning on their own when the bike is pushed.

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Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 03:08:31 PM »
The only problem with the pedals turning is when you have to walk your bike, such as when wheeling it into a hotel room, through a market place or (even worse) up some steep rough stuff.  Every now and then you get a smack on the back of your leg from the revolving pedals.

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Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 02:20:40 AM »
My Raven's pedals turn without being prompted only when I reverse the bike.

Please tell me, doctor, that my bike isn't backward.

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Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 11:16:31 AM »
It can catches my right shin which has a skin and bone graft. It hasn't up to now so probably worrying about nothing.

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Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 05:29:41 PM »
mine rotates as well.  I look at it as my sign of progress.  :)

It's Rohloff's way of telling us that we have not been riding enough.  I think once one puts on appropriate mileage, such as John and a few lucky others have been privileged to do, it shall stop rotating - except in reverse. 

So get trekking, I say.  Let us know when your Rohloff is properly broken in - at about the half way mark on your trip around the world.  :)

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Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 08:26:14 PM »
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It's Rohloff's way of telling us that we have not been riding enough.  I think once one puts on appropriate mileage, such as John and a few lucky others have been privileged to do, it shall stop rotating - except in reverse.
Mine still rotate with gusto. I think it is because I ride so much in direct drive -- Gear 11 -- so the sprocket doesn't rotate in relation to the hub as it would in other gears. Also, I pretty much always pedaling when underway, so there is very little coasting.

I figure my pedals (cranks) will be turning for some time longer in such use. Maybe no bad thing.

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Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 12:31:20 AM »
 How about putting a velcro strap on the side you walk on, crank to chain-stay or where-ever puts  the offending pedal ou of the way
Said strap , also can hold on the front brake or   front wheel to down tube to stop the bike falling over.......
Lot of uses......
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