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Old 05-03-06, 02:42 AM   #1
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noisey backpedal brake

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I've just bought a giant simple 3 cruiser it has a nexus 3 speed hub and yesterday I was screaming down a long hill and towards the end when I started to break it was really noisey. It was a loud high pitch squeaky noise.
Is this normal?
Do/can these kind of brakes fail?
I'm going to go to the sheldon web site to see how these brakes work.
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Old 05-03-06, 08:07 AM   #2
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Everything can/does fail.
Hopefully all you did was overheat the brake and boil out the lube. If so you should be able to re-pack it and go on your merry way.
There are all sorts of little fiddley bits inside a nexus hub. If you have any doubts about your ability to work on one, take it to a dealer. It is also important to use the right lube.
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Old 05-03-06, 08:27 AM   #3
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Oh, they can fail... Especially if your chain tends to fall off

(just got an Electra Rat Rod with Nexus 3, loosely assembled by an lbs)
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Old 05-03-06, 07:35 PM   #4
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So is the loud noise that I heard normal?
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It is normal for a coaster hub with something wrong with it to make a loud noise, yes.
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ah ha OK thanks.
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