I have a Raleigh bicycle and am currently unable to rotate the pedals backwards while riding. The cassette gets stuck in the anti-clockwise direction. Could anyone tell me the solution?
It sounds like your bike has a back-pedal brake. When you pedal backwards and it gets stuck, goes the bike slow down as well?
You said "the cassette gets stuck" so it sounds like you have a freewheel sprocket on the back that won't freewheel. Most often I've seen this on bikes left outside in the rain and the freewheel rusts solid.
I can think of two options
- Us a lightweight oil or something like a WD-40 to attempt to clean the inside of the freewheel and get it spinning again. If you use a something like WD-40 and you do get it spinning be sure to lubricate the freewheel with a light weight oil.
- Replace the freewheel
A variation on option 2 is to use a different wheel with a different freewheel