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    Wheel problem- question for you

    Hello,

    I went out for a ride today and on the way home the bicycle started to make a terrible noise. I took it home on the stand and pedaled it. There was a loud dragging noise coming from the wheel. I turned the wheel by hand, and as it turned, for about 45 degrees of the rotation, it got tight as if it were dragging. After that 45 degrees, it rotated easily again.

    There is nothing rubbing against the tire anywhere externally. I took a lot of time and verified nothing was rubbing against it but I do feel the resistance as it turns. If I pedal the bicycle fast, the rear wheel has enough wobble to make it shake the stand.

    There is a lot of grease coming out of the hub. I had it at the LBS for a tune two weeks ago, I do not know if they added extra grease.

    The bike has a shimano single speed coaster brake hub.

    Thank you,

    Ted

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    it can be alot of things wrong with the hub , everything from the cones being to tight to a brakeshoe being out of place inside of the hub . it is possible for your lbs during the tuneup could have add more grease to the hub . I would return the bike or the wheel back to them and have them check it out.
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    Okay. It is odd, I put less than 30 miles on it since the "Tune Up".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted m View Post
    Okay. It is odd, I put less than 30 miles on it since the "Tune Up".
    Just outside the realm of normal wear and tear. It's likely the wheel either took a hard it somewhere or somebody didn't assemble the hub properly.

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    Sounds like LBS fail

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    Is this a freewheel bike? If so, maybe the axle is broken and now grinding and you're riding on the skewer. I don't know how many shops service freehubs and repack them fully, but I've also seen improper torque cause the freehub 10mm allen inside come loose and the whole wheel shudders, and the grinding might be the cassette/freehub coming out a few mm and rubbing against the drop out. Check for those.
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