Hit pothole, now front wheel has more friction, makes sound
I managed to hit a pothole that was underwater (so invisible to me) on my last ride. I finished the ride but the entire time my bike just felt... slow. I assumed the front wheel was out of true and was rubbing a bit. I just checked and the wheel looks fine. I tried spinning the wheel and it silently spun, but only for a revolution or two before stopping. The brakes were not rubbing at all - plenty of clearance. I pulled the axle to check if it was bent and it looked OK - but then after I put it back in the wheel still spins much better than before, but all while some sort of rumbly sound is coming from it (I think from the hub, but not positive). I'm guessing I have a damaged hub, though it's not clear why removing and reinstalling the axle made it louder but not so slow. What do you all think? Cosmetically everything looks fine, as far as I can see.
Last edited by uoficowboy; 08-19-14 at 08:37 AM.