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Old 03-27-09, 11:43 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-27-09, 12:19 PM   #2
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First thing I'd check is the bearings.
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Old 03-27-09, 04:49 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-31-09, 04:17 PM   #6
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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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