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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-24-08, 04:39 AM
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First off I'm new to the road scene and it's been a while since I've been on a road bike. I recently purchased a Trek 1.2 and then the weather became unbearable and unrideable around here. So after 5 weeks I finally get to get out on my bike and ride. All is well and I stay close to home in case of any problems the wife wouldn't have to drag the kids out to come get me. everything went fine, except having to get off to carry my bike across the drawbridge and I made it home safely after about 30 minutes. Here's where it gets fun. I pull up into the driveway and hear this strange noise, almost like brake rub. I get in and check it out. It doesn't look like the brakes are rubbing but the noise sounds like it's coming from the hubs. I turn it really slow and no noise, fast and it's there. So here's the question,

Is this normal?If so how long of a 'break in' period before it goes away?

I hate to pack it up and carry it in being the shop is 30+ minutes away and I'd have to take my kids with me.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-24-08, 05:00 AM
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I would try this question in the Mechanics forum.
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