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My bike wheels wont turn! Answered

 Well, I was messing about on my bike with my friend, I went to peddle, heard a huge snap and now it wont peddle. Well, it will but the wheels wont turn when I peddle. Can anyone help?

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NachoMahmaBest Answer (author)2010-05-29

.  Sounds to me like the gearset has broken loose from the wheel hub. You probably snapped the bolts holding them together.
.  If it is a coaster, you probably broke a pawl.

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Re-design (author)NachoMahma2010-05-29

I assumed by "wheels won't turn" that meant locked.  But I'd bet your're right about the pawl.

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NachoMahma (author)Re-design2010-05-29

.  Who knows at this point? Since "ramp" is in the keywords, a broken axle/bearing/&c is still a definite possibility.

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 What i meant by ramp is that i went up a rap a couple of times that when I went to peddle the peddles were turning but the wheel wasn't.

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dragonsniper (author)2010-06-24

why dont you post a picture of your bike so we can see the problem?

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Re-design (author)2010-05-29

Did you check the brake bracket?  Are they rubbing?

If that's not it then I would suspect a broken axle or a bearing problem then. 

There's not much else that would cause your problem.

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coolpizzadude (author)2010-05-29

You might have screwed the rear sprocket.

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lemonie (author)2010-05-29

Have you checked that the chain is still in the right place, and not off a sprocket and jammed?

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Millawi Legend (author)lemonie2010-05-29

Yes, the back sprocket turns, but wheels just dont.

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lemonie (author)Millawi Legend2010-05-29

See anything broken?
If the rear sprocket turns but the wheel doesn't something bust there. Does it have hub-gears?

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