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Old 10-12-06, 03:09 AM   #1
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Deore freehub question

I recently purchased a wheel - Shimano Deore freehub [m510] laced to a Sun CR18 rim by the LBS. I've ridden the bike for a few weeks now and logged two hundred miles or so on it. Nothing insane, just the usual trail riding and back and forth to work commuting. Relatively nice wheel, decent price, and it was lighter and is much better than the wheel that sacrificed itself prior.

Here's the question bit - the pawls in the freehub body don't click when I'm coasting anymore. The hub clicked quite loudly when I first got the wheel installed, but now it is DEAD silent when I'm riding. I don't have any problems with the hub slipping or anything, but what the hell?

Is this a sign of bad things to come? Anyone run into this before? I'd assume that you can rebuild these things, but isn't this a bit early in the service life to be worrying about that?

Any input would be appreciated. This bike is ridden daily.
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Old 10-12-06, 05:51 AM   #2
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it works? ride it. Freehubs can vary greatly in how much noise they make, particularly shimano ones. I would presume that the original grease in the freehub mechanism has changed consistency, leading to the different noise.

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