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Homebrewevolver 03-25-12 03:52 PM

possible hub problem?
After changing a damaged rear tube on my roadbike, I remounter the wheel and spun it to check its true. As the wheel spun , in addition to making the normal clicking noise, it also made a nother noise that sounded like rubbing. I checked to make sure the breaks were not rubbing and the wheel was true and it was. I then noticed the sound was coming from the hub. I believe it is more spesificly a problem with the bearings because when I peddle the noise goes away and it sounds normal. I am planning on looking at it some more and then I plan to do a hub overhaul if I can't figure it out. I have never done one before and I am looking forward to doing it because I would like to learn everything I can about maintenance and repair.

What do you think the problem is? What do u think will fix it?

reptilezs 03-25-12 04:08 PM


Homebrewevolver 03-25-12 04:20 PM

Originally Posted by reptilezs (Post 14015271)

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Bill Kapaun 03-25-12 04:28 PM

IF the hub is a QR, you have to be careful how tight you crank down on the lever.
They actually compress the axle (it's just a threaded tube after all) and will turn properly adjusted bearings into tightly adjusted bearings.

Bianchigirll 03-25-12 04:30 PM

The wheel isn't rubbing on the chain stay is it? I am sure that would be evident in a few miles though.

Did you try removing the wheel checking the axle for play and remounting? Is there play in the hub when mounted?

mrrabbit 03-25-12 04:41 PM

A freehub dust cap pushed in too far can rub against the bearings on that side, generating a "rubbing" sound.


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