Originally Posted by tgrssn
Riding it outdoors. The wheels spin silently when there is no weight on them. It really sounds like the tires are squeaking. Could it have something to do with the rim tape? The rim tape inside the rim is really old and thin and stretched out.
While it is most likely bearings or some other problem
I have actually have had old tires where the rubber squeaked as they rolled, threw em out, since they also had really poor grip. probably has to do with old unridden rubber hardening... that or the knobbies slipping on smooth surfaces.
how about tire pressure? if there's no air inside I can imagine sidewalls squishing around making noise...
buy some fresh tires, make them slicks not knobbies