Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-08-06, 05:49 PM   #1
ax0n
Trans-Urban Velocommando
Thread Starter
 
ax0n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lenexa, KS
Bikes: 06 Trek 1200 - 98 DB Outlook - 99 DB Sorrento
Posts: 2,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kind of annoying... Freehub noise

The new wheel I recently bought makes 4 clicks louder than all the rest when coasting, and kind of transfers a really faint rumble to the bike. It's not getting worse, but as a perfectionist and a tinkerer, I'd like to know if it's something out of the ordinary. It's a cheap shimano hub if that helps, but it's made the noise since brand new.
ax0n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-06, 06:53 PM   #2
DannoXYZ 
Senior Member
 
DannoXYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saratoga, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 11,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Remove the lockring from the end. Then drip 80-95W tranny oil into the freehub. Quiets the pawls really well.
DannoXYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-06, 07:30 PM   #3
DMF 
Elitist Troglodyte
 
DMF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas
Bikes: 03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
Posts: 6,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
drip 80-95W tranny oil into the freehub.
Does it smell as bad as 90W gear oil?
__________________
Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

- Will Rogers
DMF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-06, 07:57 PM   #4
ax0n
Trans-Urban Velocommando
Thread Starter
 
ax0n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lenexa, KS
Bikes: 06 Trek 1200 - 98 DB Outlook - 99 DB Sorrento
Posts: 2,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
probably worse, from what I know of both (I'm a much better auto mechanic than bike mech, but I'm working on that)
ax0n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-06, 10:44 PM   #5
rmfnla
Senior Member
 
rmfnla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: La La Land (We love it!)
Bikes: Gilmour road, Curtlo road; both steel (of course)
Posts: 5,959
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Gear oil may or may not help, or may only be a temporary fix. Some hubs have finer pitched ratcheting mechanisms than others, and the coarser ones tend to be louder.

I put a pair of MAVIC ES wheels on my wife's bike and I can't believe how loud they are (even lubed); fortunately she likes the sound.
__________________
Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...
rmfnla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:10 AM.