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Hub noise and burning smell

Old 11-04-17, 06:11 PM
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Hub noise and burning smell

Experiencing a grinding noise in the hub.
Happens at speed primarily and when not pedaling.
Started to smell some burning even.
Bearings going out?
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-09-17, 05:35 PM
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Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 11-09-17, 05:53 PM
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What brand and model wheel?
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Originally Posted by delilo View Post
Experiencing a grinding noise in the hub.
Happens at speed primarily and when not pedaling.
Started to smell some burning even.
Bearings going out?
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
I've got a great idea. Take the wheel off, pull the hub apart, and have a look at it.
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Old 11-09-17, 06:13 PM
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Is it a Zipp wheel?
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Old 11-09-17, 06:36 PM
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The smell of burning plastic?
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Old 11-09-17, 10:55 PM
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Mavic wheel
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Old 11-09-17, 11:27 PM
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So have you pulled the wheel off yet? What are you seeing?
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Old 11-10-17, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by delilo View Post
Experiencing a grinding noise in the hub.
Happens at speed primarily and when not pedaling.
Started to smell some burning even.
Bearings going out?
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
That exact thing happened to a friend recently. We were going down hill and his hub started screeching. It made no noise when he pedaled but started up again whenever he coasted. It was a mavic. He said that had happened to his wife's wheel one time and the hub was dry; needed to be greased. Nasty noise.
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delilo,
Again, have you removed the wheel from the bike at least? Have you looked at it? Did you turn it with your hand? Was there anything obviously visible? Did it have a gritty feel when you turned it?

None of us are there except you. You're going to have to do something and provide feedback if you actually want some help.
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Originally Posted by delilo View Post
Mavic wheel
Therein lies your problem.
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Old 11-15-17, 10:56 AM
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Pulled the wheel, didn't see much, talked to few people, likely a freehub body issue.
Sorry for the delay, busy with so many other things.

Another question, if I ditch these wheels, what are some decent middle of the road wheels to go to?

Thanks all
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Old 11-16-17, 01:19 AM
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"Mid level" and "decent" are two subjective terms.

I'd suggest stating budget, your weight, your intended riding scenarios.
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Mavic free hubs are infamous for this issue- usually squealing.

Regular oiling takes care of the problem- to a point.


In this video, they neglect to point out an easily lost washer that goes between the hub bearing and the free hub.

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"I'd suggest stating budget, your weight, your intended riding scenarios."

$400
200 lbs
weekend recreational rides

Thanks
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Old 11-16-17, 10:40 AM
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How old is the wheel? What model?
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Originally Posted by FlashBazbo View Post
How old is the wheel? What model?
10 years old; Mavic Aksium Race

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