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My free hub locks when I mount my rim to my bike I have the 26" Bontager RL any idea how to resolve this

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Can't answer your question without a more clear explanation. Apparently, you are talking about your entire wheel, not just the rim. The gear cluster in the rear is called a cassette, though the rotating bearing is called a freehub (one word). You need to explain what you mean by it "locks". Can you not pedal forward or can you not spin the pedals backward? It's important to place the chain on the correct cog when installing the wheel. Usually best to place the rear gear lever in the highest gear (smallest rear cog) when removing and installing the wheel.

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