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Old 03-27-07, 03:59 PM   #1
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Good way to lube a freehub mechanism?

Hey all,

Turning my crank backwards starts my wheel to rotating. The freehub mechanism is attached to a Bontrager hub (i'm not sure of it's exact pedigree-- it's laced to Bontrager Select hoops).

Anyone have any DIY tips for lubing the freehub mechanism?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-27-07, 05:39 PM   #2
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If you lay the wheel on your lap with the gear side up, you should see a small gap between the part of the freehub that rotates with the wheel and the part that doesn't. Drip a light oil on the gap and let it seep in. It'll take a while so be patient and spin the hub periodically to distribute the oil until it starts running smoothly again.
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