Bicycle Mechanics - freehub problem?
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I noticed while lubing my chain that my rear wheel will pick up some backward rotation as I rotate the cranks backward. Does this point to a freehub problem? It's a 2002 Dura Ace hub. I found instructions on the Park Tool site for cleaning and lubing the freehub body, so I was thinking of trying that.
Old Hammer Boy
11-29-05, 03:17 PM
My experience is that this is not that unusual, especially when it gets cold. My bikes do it. Lubrication gets thicker and "stickier" when it's cold. OHB
11-29-05, 05:26 PM
A very slight tendency to do what you describe is normal but a strong backward rotation tendency is not. However, any three year old freehub has got to benefit from a clean and lube
My 35,000+ mile Dura Ace hub does what you describe in a cold garage but the rearward rotation is very subtle. I clean and lube (Tri-Flow) once a year durning the bikes annual overhaul.
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