Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Chincoteague, Virginia
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The other day I noticed something during one of my rides. For reference, I'm running the spyder hubs with an XTR casette. It seemed that after coasting, when I went to pedal again, the cranks would sorta free-spin for a split sec before engaging the drive train. Kinda felt like when you're missing a BB in your bearing set. But, it wasn't skipping while actually pedaling. Maybe I'm a simp, and this has been like that forever, but it's something that I just noticed. I flipped the bike over and held the rear wheel. I would back pedal a link or two and pedal forward. There is definately some extra forward movement there, and it isn't consistent. It travels longer or shorter each time. And really, it's not even travelling that far. It just doesn't make sense to me for it to do that at all. When I start to pedal, I want it to go, not catch like it is. Does any of this make any sense? Is there a fix for this? I have the tools, but really don't know where to start on this one. How often should I get inside those hubs and re-pack the bearings. Now that I think about it, I think they're sealed. OK then, what could I do about that? Thanks for reading this whole thing. Any help?