Fifty Plus (50+) - Sqeaky Freewheel: I Need Your Advise!
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12-28-05, 02:13 PM
Good Friends and Sages of Wise Advise,
I just came down from logging mile 900 on the old Schwinn Traveler this year. The last 300+/- miles have been in the attic on the trainer. The Shimano 5 speed Freewheel has been squeaking the last 3 rides. I lube the chain every 40-60 miles with Ice Wax. The hubs were repacked by my LBS in August (about 650 miles back). Any suggestions?
12-28-05, 02:26 PM
You need to isolate exactly what's squeaking. I'm inclined to think that it's more likely to be the jockey pulleys on your derailleur than your freewheel. If that's the case, a tiny drop of something like tri-flow will do the trick.
12-28-05, 03:43 PM
+1 with Retro's advice - jockey pulleys AND freewheels need an occasional squirt of lube.
12-29-05, 03:40 AM
Thanks! I'll lube the jockey pulleys again. But where do you lube the freewheel? Should I take the wheel off to do this? Thanks again.
12-29-05, 03:58 AM
If the squeaking doesn't stop after that: don't panic!
I had a squeaking which I couldn't locate exactly and it accompanied me for 600 miles. After that it vanished and never came back (I did not even lube)
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