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Old 07-19-04, 09:05 AM   #1
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Velocity rear hub / free hub disassembly help....




I've got a ticking noise coming from my rear hub. Wheel is a Velocity Spartacus. It seems to develop after a few minutes of riding (warmed up?), and occurs when pedaling or coasting. It sounds like something on the outside of the wheel is hitting the frame with every wheel revolution. But I can assure you I've triple checked for that.....nothing is rubbing or touching--it's in the hub. So I called the tech guy at Velocity and he recommended taking apart the freehub and greasing it. He rattled off the steps in the process, but I'm not familiar with all the parts terms so I don't really remember what he was saying.

I've checked the Barnett's manuals and looked at Park Tool's FAQ.....but neither are giving me too much confidence. Any other resources out there? Can anyone tell me what special tools I will definitely have to have (ie....cone wrench?)?? Thanks in advance...

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Old 07-19-04, 09:42 AM   #2
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If it occurs when pedaling and when coasting, then i don't understand why the guy thought it was a matter of taking apart the freehub and greasing it.

Sounds to me like you need new bearings.
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If it occurs when pedaling and when coasting, then i don't understand why the guy thought it was a matter of taking apart the freehub and greasing it.

Sounds to me like you need new bearings.
You know, he very well could've mentioned bearings in there somewhere.....I just don't recall, since I'm not familiar with all the inner workings. Thanks for the input...

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Whoa!

If you are not familiar with repacking rear bearings then you should not attempt to disassemble a freehub. You will be much better taking the wheel to your LBS and letting them check it out.

Repacking the bearings is a fairly simple job that requires some cone wrenches that fit your wheel, a tube of grease, and a little patience. Check the Park Tools website for details.
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