Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)
Sqeaky Freewheel: I Need Your Advise!
Good Friends and Sages of Wise Advise,
I just came down from logging mile 900 on the old Schwinn Traveler this year. The last 300+/- miles have been in the attic on the trainer. The Shimano 5 speed Freewheel has been squeaking the last 3 rides. I lube the chain every 40-60 miles with Ice Wax. The hubs were repacked by my LBS in August (about 650 miles back). Any suggestions?
Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
You need to isolate exactly what's squeaking. I'm inclined to think that it's more likely to be the jockey pulleys on your derailleur than your freewheel. If that's the case, a tiny drop of something like tri-flow will do the trick.
If the squeaking doesn't stop after that: don't panic!
I had a squeaking which I couldn't locate exactly and it accompanied me for 600 miles. After that it vanished and never came back (I did not even lube)