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Old 06-07-08, 12:03 AM   #1
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Freehub trouble - tightness, noise

Bontrager hub with 8/9spd freehub body

The freehub has a certain spot when spun that it gets tight and makes noise. Spinning the wheel while on the frame sounds like the wheel is hitting something (like a brake pad rubbing) but its definitely internal to the freehub.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-07-08, 02:18 AM   #2
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Service the bearings.
You can inspect closer while you are doing that.
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Old 06-07-08, 05:07 AM   #3
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I had the same problem with my 600 freehub. I serviced the freehub and that fixed it. Then I promtly went out, got a stick caught in the rear wheel, and broke a spoke.
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