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    Portland, OR i_r_beej's Avatar
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    Good way to lube a freehub mechanism?

    Hey all,

    Turning my crank backwards starts my wheel to rotating. The freehub mechanism is attached to a Bontrager hub (i'm not sure of it's exact pedigree-- it's laced to Bontrager Select hoops).

    Anyone have any DIY tips for lubing the freehub mechanism?

    Thanks for your help.
    Despite the fact that I constantly recommend Kool-Stop brake pads-- no, I don't work for Kool-Stop. (Although their factory is just a few blocks from my house!)

    I ride drop bars off-road. (The excellent On-One "Midge.")

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    If you lay the wheel on your lap with the gear side up, you should see a small gap between the part of the freehub that rotates with the wheel and the part that doesn't. Drip a light oil on the gap and let it seep in. It'll take a while so be patient and spin the hub periodically to distribute the oil until it starts running smoothly again.

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