After some advice, on Saturday I was riding around on my new iodine wheels messing about and was pedaling up a hill when I heard a loud crunch from my rear wheel, this resulted in a instant loss of power and I thought that I had broken a chain (not uncommon for me).
Unfortunately I discovered that the chain was intact and the hub itself was the problem, fearing the worst I pulled the hub apart thinking that i may have stripped the ratchet within the hub body itself.
What I discovered eventually was the free hub (the pawls to be exact) and the carrier that they sit in had broken away from the freehub itself, meaning that with any input of power the cassette itself spun in the hub and did not provide any power at all.
My question is has anyone had a problem similar to this before and can I fix it? I cannot seem to find replacement freehub bodies for sale anywhere and am hoping that this is the easiest solution. Otherwise as they appear to be two separate items (the freehub and the ratchet mechanism attached to it) can i remove and replace the ratchet assembly?
Thanks in advance for any advice.