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 03-27-07, 03:59 PM   #1
i_r_beej
Portland, OR
Thread Starter
 
i_r_beej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: Cannondale: '94 R400; Lemond Poprad '06; Specialized Epic Marathon '06; Specialized Stumpjumper '89; Redline Proline Pro Cruiser '10
Posts: 318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
i_r_beej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-07, 05:39 PM   #2
Proximo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes:
Posts: 750
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Proximo 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 01:34 AM.