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Old 03-06-18, 08:33 AM
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Hub friction noise

Hello again

I need your help again please.

I'm fixing up a nasty viking road bike as a quick pocket money project, and I just finished up. Actually it rides better than I thought it would since it's made from cheap components. Maybe hence my problem.

When I spin the front wheel it sounds like it's rubbing against the brake pads a little on every turn. So I disconnected the brake. Still a noise. Bit odd, so I disassembled the hub, cleaned and regreased the bearings. IT STILL MAKES THE NOISE! What gives?

Is this just a cheap wheel, am I missing something or do I need to call an exorcist?

Thanks for your suggestions.
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