After you’ve been using your Strida for a period of time, the freewheel becomes not as smooth as before. You can improve the situation by disassembling, cleaning and re-lubricating the freewheel component.
In case you have a Strida 3, you have to disassemble the BB of the bike as well.
It is because the crank arms with folded padels have a bigger torque than those with unfolded padels. You can experiment on an unfolded Strida by only folding the pedals and see what happens when you’re pushing the bike.
My pedals also turn when I push the folded bike. Not a problem as such, however the right one keeps hitting the corner of the luggage rack, which rather annoying. I have a 5.2.
Any advice please?
The newer all alloy rear freewheel seems to have slightly more friction when it is new. I think this is due to the extra sealing it has to keep out bad weather. This is very slight and does not have any effect when pedalling. I got one of these as a replacement and now after a few months use it has freed up a lot.
When folded, if the rack is fitted, the bike can only be pushed forward (as backwards the freewheel engages, and turns the crank … solidly). Forwards the cranks can turn, but only a bit, before the freewheel kicks in an does its job.