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    Chieftain
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    Squeaking hub?

    I got weinmann's on formula hubs a month ago and the rear wheel has started squeaking like crazy, but only when I'm sitting so there's weight on it. I know formula's are fairly durable and I didn't expect any problems this soon. Does it sound like a hub problem? spokes? Solution?

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    First thing I'd check is the bearings.

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    +1 to frankenmike's comment!
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    I can assure you it's the bearings, get the bearings replaced before that squeaking becomes a creaking/popping sound. Went through a bunch of bearings this year already.
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    get what u pay for i guess ?

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    Yeah, formulas aren't exactly teh best, but then again they're certainly not the worst. You might want to consider lubing or replacing the bearings, just as a precautionary measure. I was running origin 8 bearings on my rear, and I got passed breaking them in just before I stripped the threads and mushroomed the hub material, so I have no solid opinion on the bearings.

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