Dumb freewheel destroyed everything

Soundguy

Well-Known Member
#1
So at Creek today, majorly overshot a jump and landed to flat. Don’t have a chain guide at the moment so the compression made my chain drop...no big deal, it happens. Had people people behind me and still had some momentum so figured I’d just coast to the next clearing without my chain. WRONG. Like 2 seconds into coasting my freewheel locked, sucked the chain up into the cassette, yanked the derailleur into my spokes, and basically ruined everything. Twisted chain, bent derailleur, broken spokes, and still the questionable freewheel.

Question is...what caused my freewheel to seize? Haven’t ripped it apart yet... but it lead to a very frustrating morning.