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    Senior Member BikeManDan's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member Bill Kapaun's Avatar
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    Service the bearings.
    You can inspect closer while you are doing that.

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    Senior Member DieselDan's Avatar
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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.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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